View Full Version : how much and where to buy timing light?
28-09-03, 08:54 AM
I need a timing light. one that is capable of reading the timing on a direct fire ignition with waste spark.
all the ones I have found have nearly every feature, but cost round $500. I just need one that can compensate for cyl 1 fireing twice in the engine cycle and measure timing. I don't need dwel, rpm or anything else.
I have a supercheap one.... connects to the end of number 1 lead, which connects the number one spark plug.... notching fancy but does the job, was about $30 i think.
I have direct fire waste spark.
Try the Hella one. My local parts shop had it for $50. About $10 more expensive than the el cheapo Chinese ones that all the major car part suppliers try to flog off.
28-09-03, 03:14 PM
how can the cheap simple ones compensate for the waste spark? if you conect them to the number 1 plug your getting twice as many pulses per cycle.
I took the car to 4 different work shops and only 2 had an timing light that would work. one place didn't know what the F*** was happening, one measured twice the revs and was out, the other two had a switch on their timing light that halved the revs counted?
my friends light from super cheap couldn't read the right timing ether?
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