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Old 08-15-2003, 02:28 PM
erubin erubin is offline
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Thanks ctaylor738,

I will dig into the service manual and perform the test you mentioned relating RPM to timing and smooth operation of the advance.


My engine when hot takes a little more time with the starter than when the engine is cold. How do I measure if i have too much advance while hot engine is cranking? There would only be a few seconds with the timing light before the engine started. It would not be enough time to see with the timing light.

Are the springs available/serviceable if i determine that the centrifical advance is not smooth or accurate across the RPM range?

1972 450SL
1982 300D Turbo
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