Quick timing question.
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
500, 472, 425, 368 Discussion, Quick timing question. in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; My car is in the shop currently, having the front end aligned. In the mean time, I want to have ...
  1. #1
    terrible one's Avatar
    terrible one is offline Banned
    Automobile(s): 1976 Eldorado project
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    El Dorado, Arkansas
    Age
    23
    Posts
    1,631

    Quick timing question.

    My car is in the shop currently, having the front end aligned. In the mean time, I want to have them check/set the timing. I saw in the "Gas Engine Tune Up Specs" sticky that for my engine (500 ci.), under "timing" it said 6B. If I tell the guys that I need the timing set to 6B, is that right? Will they understand what I am talking about? Is that what it NEEDS to be?

    Thanks guys, sorry for being so clueless.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    lux hauler is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Ohio
    Age
    44
    Posts
    1,258

    Re: Quick timing question.

    Any reputable shop should have the info needed to tune the engine properly.....it may even be on a sticker under the hood.

    I don't have a manual handy but I'm going to assume that the "6B" means six degrees before top dead center.

    I'd just tell them to set the timing and trust that they'll do it correctly. If you don't think you can trust them to do that, find a mechanic that you can trust.

  4. #3
    terrible one's Avatar
    terrible one is offline Banned
    Automobile(s): 1976 Eldorado project
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    El Dorado, Arkansas
    Age
    23
    Posts
    1,631

    Re: Quick timing question.

    Nah, I trust them fine. Very solid work. Just wondering if that would make things easier.

    I need to get myself a timing light sometime.

    Thanks for the quick reply.

  5. #4
    davesdeville's Avatar
    davesdeville is offline Banned
    Automobile(s): 1995 ETC, 75 Deville, Cad500 powered 73 Apollo, 94 Mark VIII
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Age
    26
    Posts
    7,971

    Re: Quick timing question.

    IIRC it should be around 10-11* initial, 32-34* total mechanical advance..

  6. #5
    terrible one's Avatar
    terrible one is offline Banned
    Automobile(s): 1976 Eldorado project
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    El Dorado, Arkansas
    Age
    23
    Posts
    1,631

    Re: Quick timing question.

    Got it, thanks.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting