Long time lurker, first time poster....
I bought an 89 EXi 5 speed up here in canada land not long ago.
Old lady owned, great condition. Cheap.
Anyway, the Distributor bearing gave up within the first couple days, bought a new/reman from rock auto under the Spectra Premium brand. Seems like a decent unit.
I know the remans arent great, but good ones are very $$$.
Installed and timed with a light, I could not attain 15* with the vac line hooked up. Cold start line shuts off as it should.
Timing set to T mark without lines hooked up (and plugged off.)
Had to advance base timing 9* to attain 15* idle advance with line hooked up.
I also tried the diaphragm off the old dizzy and exact same thing.
So I took the line from the cruise control canister and actuator and hooked it to the cold start port on the advance diaphragm, and plugged the cold start hard line off.
Voila, 15* Vac advance with 1* advance BTDC.
Anyone else have this issue?
Is the issue that the car is not pulling enough Vac to start out with? What is the minimum spec for Idle Vac.
I know, I searched, but it seems there is a lot of un asked and un answered questions related to this.
Will see how the car behaves tommorow on the way to work.
Any info would be helpful.