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Old 08-06-2001, 08:12 PM
Telerding Telerding is offline
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Checking timing on 86 190E 2.3-16V

I know the system controls the timing on these cars, but it would be nice to verify what it is doing. I have attempted to check it with a timing light, but I cannot see the index mark and timing marks on the balancer. Cannot see it from above or below or either side. There is too much stuff hanging off the front of the engine to allow visibility.

Has anyone ever done this, and if so, how did you manage it. The Haynes manual says it is difficult to do, but that is an understatement.

It should be possible to check it with an oscilloscope but I don't have one handy.


Tom Elerding
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