Signs of a badly adjusted
Tags: Ignition Timing
Author: Thomas R.
A question I get asked frequently is the following. “how to know
if the Puch ignition timing is set too late or too early (Bosch
point ignition)?”. Well, on this page we give you a clear
IS MY PUCH IGNITION TIMING SET LATE OR EARLY?
If your timing is set too late you’ll recognise some of the
following the issues.
- low on torque.
- your exhaust will be hot
the chrome of the exhaust turns blue
there is not enough heat given in the cylinder
the power at high RPM is rather good
- pops coming from your exhaus
If your timing is set too early you should recognise one of the
- idle more poorly
- makes more torque
- sometimes a bit less high end power
- hotter cylinder and colder exhaust
knocking is more common with timing set too soon
- pops coming from your carburator
Some good advice from our friend Nikolaj is that in general, a Puch (stock) should never spark before 2,0mm before top dead center.
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