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how to adjust and ignition timing in a mitsubishi verada ks

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how to adjust and ignition timing in a mitsubishi verada ks 3.0 engine model 1994?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  john turnipseed replied 7 years ago.

not adjustable , you can check for correct timing . you problem is probably some thing

else. here are the directions for checking timing on that engine.


  1. Precondition the engine as follows:
    1. Engine coolant temperature greater than 185°F.
    2. Lights, electric cooling fan, and all electrical accessories off.
    3. Transmission in neutral or park.
    4. Steering wheel in the neutral position.
  1. Connect a timing light.

Tachometer Lead Connector Location

  1. Insert a paper clip into the idle speed connector (blue).

Tachometer Installed

  1. Connect a tachometer to the inserted clip. NOTE : The tachometer should read at 1/3 of the actual engine speed. Multiply the reading by 3 to obtain the correct RPM.

Ignition Timing Adjustment Terminal Location

  1. With the ignition OFF, remove the waterproof plug from the connector (brown) for ignition timing adjustment and ground the terminal using a jumper wire.
  2. Start the engine and allow it to run at curb idle speed.
  3. Verify that curb idle speed = 700 ±100 rpm.

Ignition Timing Inspection

  1. Verify that basic ignition timing = 5 ±2 degrees BTDC.
  2. Stop the engine and disconnect the grounding jumper.



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