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Don - Mo Lurch, Mechanic, Mobile Elect., ARA Cert.
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Experience:  Have been Repairing most makes of Nissan for over 30 years, even when they were Datsun
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how do you adjust the timing on an 84 nissan 720 ...

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how do you adjust the timing on an ''84 nissan 720 2.4L pickup?
Ignition Timing or are you replacing the Timing Chain?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to molurch's Post: Ignition timing, the truck was given to me by a friend for free, and it's used as an off road vehicle only. It's been sitting for a little over a year and a half, and it ran fine when it was parked. I recently decided to start using it again, but when I started it the engine was missing badly, and it wouldn't pull it's self up hill. It will back up any hill and run fine going down. I drained the old fuel before I even attempted to start it, and replaced all of the filters, plugs, and wires, because it needed those changed when I parked it.

 

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to molurch's Post: Do you believe that adjusting the timing will fix my problem, or should I be looking for something else, due to the issues I described to you?

You stated:
filters, plugs, and wires

Did you replace or check, Cap, Rotor, Vacuum lines & leaks, compression check, etc. since it has been sitting?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to molurch's Post: I checked the cap, rotor, and compression, and as far as I could tell, all of the vacuum lines appeared to be in the correct locations, and weren't cracked. However, I'm used to working on small block chevys, and I have no clue where all of the vacuum lines should be on a Nissan. There are 2 or 3 ports capped off on the carb, but other than that, every port had a line on it.

Nissan had a problem with the Distributors of that engine & had a program offering rebuilts.
With lack of power, it sounds like it can be timing related, but also Distributor Advance
Definitely check timing & be sure carb is open at full throttle

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Thanks for the help, I'll see what it does tomorrow.
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