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Old 08-13-2010, 05:41 PM   #21
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Sorry I didn't make myself clear. The CAS was removed before I bought the engine. I fitted another from the 1.6. I do not know its origanal timing postion on this engine. I hope this makes better sense. Cheers
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:54 PM   #22
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read the manual.

you're talking about setting timing on the megasquirt in the general miata section. this has been covered again and again and again and again.

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Are you running with stock coils, cops, or something else?

Some ingition systems will not work with a dial back timing light. I have a high dollar Snap On light, and it is not compatible with my Electromotive ignition. It has a crank trigger with a coil pack per cylinder. I have know idea why it does not work, but Electromotive warned me that it would not work, and they were right. It showed 0 at 10 and 10 at 0 just like you said, but it was way off when I double checked it with a standard light. The timing was retarded by about 40 degrees. I ended up buying a Discount Auto cheapo, and it has worked fine ever since. However, the dial back light did work right when I had the stock ignition.

Borrow or buy one, and make sure it is the same as your dial back before going on that goose chase.

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