View Full Version : Timing Question

01-09-2012, 05:33 AM
Well the car seems to be running a little rich. I checked the timing and spout out its between 10-12 with spout in its 22-24 is this correct. No mods on the car.

01-09-2012, 04:20 PM

BTW - timing will not effect rich or lean.

06-26-2012, 01:05 PM
Ok so I have seen people say with the spout out, what the hell is the spout? And where is it located? Cause I need to adjust timing on my mustang

06-27-2012, 05:16 AM
Spout refers to the little connector or diode(on 86 and up) connected directly to the TFI module on the distributor yo will see it if you follow the wires coming from the Distributor...it should be pretty close to the Distributor itself though

06-27-2012, 09:00 AM
Mine is a 84, will I have it?

06-27-2012, 09:28 AM
Yes, ALL EEC-IV engines have it.

It's the yellow wire separate from the rest of the harness coming off the TFI. Follow the wires back - you will find a connector within 10" of the TFI connector. The 84 uses an in-line push-together/pull apart type.

06-27-2012, 10:09 AM
So I need to disconnect that, set timing to ten btdc or do I need so set it to zero and the car will bring it to ten?

06-27-2012, 11:00 AM
So I need to disconnect that, set timing to ten btdc This. Do not fail to reconnect when you're done setting. Or bad things will happen.

08-12-2013, 06:21 AM
Reviving an old thread, but I'm helping my friend with his 84 SVO, we changed the timing belt, everything is lined up properly, and were trying to set base timing. The issue were having is with the spout disconnected, the engine idles ok at 30*, but I know the spec is 10*. when I move the distributor to get the timing to 10, it runs rougher, and stalls. I made sure we disconnected the spout, the yellow wire coming out of the distributor harness, but it almost seems as if the computer thinks its still connected. Any advice or suggestions? Thanks.