Tips for checking and adjusting when setting both banks with a 32V'r and BumpStick set.

Checking timing with 32Vr

1-4
Retard -2 for a cold engine

EG: target 0
0 - 2 = -2

5-8
No change, cold or hot

EG: target 0
0 = 0


Adjusting timing with 32Vr and BumpStick tools

1-4
Set to desired setting cold, advance +2 if hot

Retard -2 for a cold engine
Advance +2 to compensate for belt reaction when moving the cam

EG: target +2
2 - 2 + 2 = +2

EG: target 0
0 - 2 + 2 = 0


5-8
Set to desired setting

EG: target 0
0 = 0


After any adjustment
- Tighten the 32V'r clamp ring bolts
- Remove the 32V'r spacer
- Torque the cam bolt to spec (47ftlb/65nm)
- Make sure the belt is clear
- Remove the wrench used to turn the engine
- Unplug the EZF/K
- Spin the engine with the starter for a second or two
- Rotate the engine CW by hand, smoothly, to #1 0|T
- Remember to use checking specs when verifying, not adjustment specs

Spinning the engine settles the belt and give a true reading. Doing it by hand does not work as well.


Try and adjust in one movement. Advancing and retarding, back and forth, will load and unload the belt, changing the reading. If you've messed with it too much, lock it down, spin the engine with the starter to resettle, retry

By Porken.