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Whats Timing Is?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by hondacivicnos, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. hondacivicnos

    hondacivicnos Senior Member

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    I am not dum ,but I really dont know what is it and why people are doing it.
    I know only one thing that its something to do with cams.
    So people help what is it, why do we have to do it, what are we using to do it?
    So just tell me every thing that you know about it.
    And what if timing is not right then what are u doing?
    Sorry for a dum question.
    Thanks
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Timing is the relation between your camshaft opening the valves and your ignition system burning the air/fuel mixture.You cam gear(s) have up marks on them and your crankpully has timing marks on it.You need to align them according to the manufactures (or aftermarket suppliers part instructions) specifications.
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    then you also have cam timing, which can be altered w/ adjustable cam gears and that just helps you tune them a little to move your torque curve around your powerband
     
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    hondacivicnos Senior Member

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    You need to align them according to the manufactures (or aftermarket suppliers part instructions) specifications.

    So were can I get the "align according to the manufactures" for b18c5 and I want just the regular timing the manufacture one.
     
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    true... but if you have a dohc engine, and you advance both of your cams by 2 degrees, wouldnt you have just retarded your timing by 2 degrees? please correct me if i'm wrong.
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    i dont know actually.. but generally people advance the intake and retard the exhaust cam
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    96 ITR helms. :p
     
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