Haynes states 8 or 10 deg depending on high or low compression at 1500 rpm. Just seams high amount of revs?
Following advice on the mini mania site, the suggestion is set to 2000 rpm, advance until revs increase to maximum then back off until revs drop 250 rpm. This results in 20 deg advance ie the last mark of the 6 marks! But it appears to go well and this figure coincides with what the car was previously set to, although that does not make it right. (That's with vacuum disconnected)
Previous advice on here seams to start at say 8 deg and advance by 2 deg unitl it pinks then go back 2.
But the problem I have is that I can't hear any pinking over the engine noise and various rattles from inside and out. Driving up hill at low revs attracts a certain resonance which drowns out any hope of hearing it pink.
Advice please on how best to set it up. Does that 20 deg at 1500rpm seam excessive or plausible?
Just been out to see what timing is at tick over and it's still 16 according to timing chain cover marks.
But I was reminded that on the strobe there is facility to adjust back to align with tdc mark and read advance off the gauge. This results in 6 deg at 1500 rpm. So clearly a discrepancy between the 2 methods.
Edited by Haynes, 03 August 2018 - 05:24 PM.