Take your timing light and aim it at the timing marks, pressing the button on the light. Because you have the light hooked up to your spark plug means that it has current passing through it every time your spark plug fires, making the light go off and on, creating the strobe effect.
How do you use a timing light with a dial?
Push the advance button on the dial-back light (or turn the dial) until the zero mark on the balancer lines up with the zero mark on the timing tab. You will see a number ranging from 32 to 40 degrees, which would be the total of initial plus the mechanical advance.
How do you set the timing on a ignition timing light?
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How does a timing light system work?
When you pull the trigger of the timing light (with the engine running), each time the Number 1 plug fires, the timing light flashes a beam of light. The strobing timing light freezes the motion of the pulley and allows you to see how many degrees before or after TDC the spark is firing.
How do you use the timing light on a coil plug?
How do we get the timing light to flash?Attach the clip over the ignition output between the ECU and the ignition module.Remove a single coil on plug setup from the engine and add an old spark plug lead between the coil and spark plug.Hold the clip open and make it “bite” the top of a coil on plug setup.
How do you use a digital timing light?
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