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Old 04-16-2013, 08:18 PM
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what dwell setting on 72 300SEL 4.5

Using feeler gauges, where should it be? I have access to a dwell meter but don't know how to use it.

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:34 PM
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Using feeler gauges, where should it be? I have access to a dwell meter but don't know how to use it.

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David
If you set point to 0.014", the dwell usually comes out about right. It should be in range 30-34 degrees, preferably low end for new points.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:26 PM
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put the + and - clips onto the coil , it is marked with a +. make sure you are reading the correct scale on the meter, start the car. It will tell you the dwell.

gap is inverse to dwell angle number. bigger gap = lower number.

the dwell angle is the way to set the points, you may not get the gap and angle to align due to wear on the points. Set it to the correct angle, then check your ignition timing with a strobe gun.
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What would be the correct scale on the meter? Thanks for your insight, Graham! As always, you're very helpful.

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