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Hello all!

I've searched quite a bit, and cannot for the life of me figure out how to get my ignition timing perfect without a timing light.

The reason I can't use a light, is because the marks are spaced different on a z6 crank pulley than on my y8 pulley.

Currently I'm running everything stock d16z6 EXCEPT for the y8 block and a chopped harness without vtec lol. Still p28 though.

If using a timing light is the only effective way to nail the ignition timing, then my plan B was to use the z6 pulley on the y8 crankshaft.
Is this possible?

Thanks in advance!
 

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use maths to remark the pulley as need, use timing light.

Or do it by ear...but I'm old.

Then again I played with ignition timing using a simple kit like this....and might have filed on the weights as well.

 

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why can't you set it to TDC and mark your pulley at the appropriate place for TDC and then use a strobe light? Are you overthinking this?

...and Bone...you should have showed them pictures of points and condensers too!
 

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First off, thank you everyone for your advice.

I've checked out adjustable timing lights, but I'm still not quite sure how I could make marks using it.

To clarify my understanding of how to use them: Do they use the TDC mark as your desired advance mark (when lining up the sights) when you set it?

If so, that's fucking awesome
 

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The mark is at 12*, right? Then there is one at 14* and 10*? Just measure the distance between marks and make one at 16*. I personally use a yellow paint marker because I have a terrible time seeing scratches.
 

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The reason I can't use a light, is because the marks are spaced different on a z6 crank pulley than on my y8 pulley.

Use an adjustable timing light and the TDC mark on the crank pulley.
 
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