I am Not sure if my timing is set too high . New plugs , wires , rotor , cap , coil - seems to idle fine just has a slight miss every 10 seconds or so - runs great on WOT - I have been driving mostly newer cars for along time and used to a smooth steady idle - does the stock cam on these cars produce more of a non smooth idle ? I am not a total gear head , but I still do a lot of basic repairs myself ( plugs , brakes , sensor changes, gauges )
I have no idea what it is set at - aside from using a light ( which I don’t have ) any other symptoms of too advanced timing ? It does idle smooth , just has a very slight miss feel every so often 10 seconds at idle .
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Make sure your firing order is correct, it's easy to cross up plug wire #5 and #6 if you have replaced plugs or wires recently. Then, set your timing with a timing light. If you don't have one I'm sure you could borrow one somewhere. A timing light is the only correct way to set the timing.