I fully agree with you on the "shotgunning" issue.
The plate zero/basic position was one of the checks I skipped when I had the problem with the FD so I just want to get that checked out to spec.
Most of the sensors/switches/pots/etc had been tested to spec when I was troubleshooting the FD issue.
Fuel pressure regulator was also swapped out becoz it was venting fuel - stuck diaphragm.
Basic stuff like plugs/cables/cap/rotor/etc done.
As the car is running great right now, albiet the slight hesitation, I will be going thru' the car again - this time at my own pace.
Will advancing the timing do anything for the hesitation assuming that all the electrics/mechanics check out ok? I run 98 octane fuel.