What Is an Inductive Advance Timing Light?

Answer A car engine's ignition timing is a key component for running a vehicle at the best performance. To check the timing accurately, an inductive advance timing light device helps with periodic tune-ups.

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Instructions for an Equus Inductive Xenon Timing Light?

A timing light uses a strobe flash to determine the ignition timing of a car, which is the frequency of spark plugs firing. The timing light illuminates marks that the car manufacturer has placed o... Read More »

Advance Timing Light Instructions?

Proper ignition timing on your vehicle is important for good engine operation. A slight deviation of 3 or more degrees will affect engine fuel economy, power and performance. Ignition timing is par... 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 »

How to Advance the Timing on a Maxima?

The Nissan Maxima uses a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. The ignition timing controls when a spark will occur to start the engine. Unfortunately the ignition timing can be thrown off from everyday b... Read More »