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Old 07-13-2016, 10:33 PM
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Factory motors what should the motors be set at ?
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Originally Posted by nova26
Found this late last night after I remembered that a had a owners manual...
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It's a service and maintenance manual I couldn't find anything in there about timing
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LOL. I tried to bust you, Hah

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My bad service and operating manual. It did have the plug info in there but I can't find nothing about timing .
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Found this:
http://www.boatfix.com/merc/Techbk/97/97hga1.pdf
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Link doesn’t work. What is it? Thanks
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If it has Thunderbolt V you ground the purple and white wire

V6 and V8 Carbureted Models (Thunderbolt V Ignition)

1. Connect timing light (91-99379 or similar) to No. 1 spark plug wire. Connect power supply leads, if applicable, on light to 12 volt battery. Refer to Specifications – “Engine Rotation and Firing Order” for cylinder numbering and location.
2. Connect a shop tachometer to engine.
3. Using a jumper wire, connect the ignition system timing lead (PUR/WHT wire) to a good engine ground (-). This locks the ignition module into the “Base Timing Mode”.

NOTE: Before starting engine make sure the timing tab and marks on damper are clean. Chalk or white paint on timing marks may help visibility.

4. Start engine and run at normal idle speed. Allow engine to reach normal operating temperature.
5. Aim timing light at timing tab, located on the timing gear cover and crankshaft torsional damper.
6. If adjustment is required, adjust timing by loosening distributor clamp and rotating distributor body as required until timing mark on damper or pulley lines up with the mark on tab specified in “Specifications”. Tighten clamp and recheck location of timing mark.
7. Make sure that the distributor has been tightened. Remove the jumper wire from the timing terminal.
8. Remove jumper wire between the timing lead (PUR/WHT wire) and ground (-).

IMPORTANT: Be sure to disconnect the jumper wire from between the ignition system timing lead and ground (-) before attempting to resume normal operations. If the jumper wire is left in place, the ignition module will operate in the “Base Timing Mode”. This means that the additional timing advance features would not function.

9. Stop engine and remove timing light


Set it to 8 degrees btdc. It's a smart ignition and will manage advance and retard with acceleration, rpm and knock retard.
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