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I have very poor take off speed. its not just with my chrome rims either, it happens with my stocks too. My car just seems to lack actual pick up. once I am in mid 1st gear, its perfectly cool, but getting there, is a lil slow. what can i do to correct this?
 

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I just did a tune up, distributor, cap, rotor, plugs, wires, oil change, air intake replaced. i was thinking maybe my distributor isn't lined up right since its on that swivel. I personally can't tell from listening to the motor because i have never had it when it was in perfect condition. The distributor was messed up when i bought the car.
 

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altimas aren't fast....sorry, but i know from experience.
 

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put it on a timing light and set the timing if you think that is a problem.. You can get a timing light pretty cheap and it is good to have around..
 

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I don't think its the timing gear or anything like that. its the actual distributor, if i loosen it and turn it in either direction the motor changes its sound and its performance. Im just not sure where exactly I am suppose to have it lined up.
 

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TeamFreshstyles said:
I don't think its the timing gear or anything like that. its the actual distributor, if i loosen it and turn it in either direction the motor changes its sound and its performance. Im just not sure where exactly I am suppose to have it lined up.
exactly, when you swivel the distributor you are advancing or retarding the timing.. and if you have done that it is even more likely your timing needs to be set with a light...
 

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Yes, t must be set with a light. When i first attempted this without one to which appeared decent by eye, it ran like absolute shit making noise like Nick Carter getting arrested. Then when i DID use a timing light and appropriated it, everything runs well now. Dont forget to run a higher octane fuel
 

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if you are willing to shell out some extra bread for gas, have him advance it a few degrees and run 91 octane or better.. (i had mine advanced 4 degrees and used 91 octane with no pre-detonation ever) that will make is a little more responsive :)
 
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