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Old 06-11-2018, 10:08 AM
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Question Engine Ping: Sounds like thick glass

So I was running the engine and heard a ping every once in a while while driving. it sounded like a piece of thick glass would get dinged.

I recorded a video here. Around 5 seconds you can hear it.

 
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Check the base timing setting with a light, should be 10deg BTDC with the spout plug removed to disable computer advance.
 
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Check the base timing setting with a light, should be 10deg BTDC with the spout plug removed to disable computer advance.

Before top dead center?

arent you supposed to use cylinder 1 to do that? Cylinder 1 in these vans are damn near impossible to get to.
 
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Yes Before top dead center, cylinder 1 is passenger side front and you just need to clip the timing probe on the plug wire anywhere along it's length.
 
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