What Happens When the Ignition and Cam Timing Are Off?

Answer Ignition and camshaft timing are important to the performance and longevity of vehicle engines. The engine will run smoothly when both timing values are properly adjusted. An engine can have varied... Read More »

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What Happens If the Ignition Timing Is Not Set Properly?

Ignition timing refers to the method of setting the time the spark plug sparks, or ignites, during the piston compression stroke. Improperly set ignition timing can negatively impact engine perform... Read More »

What Happens When You Advance Camshaft Timing?

Not to be confused with ignition timing advance, advancing a camshaft will change the timing of the valve events in relation to where the crankshaft is positioned. Advancing ignition timing causes ... Read More »

What Happens When a Timing Belt Breaks?

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What Happens When a Car Needs a New Timing Belt?

Timing belts first hit American shores in the 1950s. These fiber-reinforced rubber belts, while historically reliable, have destroyed more engines than probably any other internal single-component ... Read More »