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Post by GTC Ian » Mon May 13, 2019 11:17 am

I am trying to set up my timing . I looked in the haynes manual for a mk2 Granada and it says 9 deg BTC, but someone told me that is wrong and it should be 12deg BTC.
Could somebody enlighten me please, which is the correct setting?


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Post by scimjim » Mon May 13, 2019 11:56 am

9 deg - but remember this is only static timing and a starting point - it’ll probably need retarding for unleaded.


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Post by GTC Ian » Mon May 13, 2019 12:24 pm

Thanks Jim. Thats what I needed a starting point.


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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Wed May 15, 2019 5:44 pm

I use Castrol Valvemaster Plus which has an octane booster that boosts the unleaded 95 to the 97 that our engines were designed for so no need to re-set timing..ie no need to retard to prevent pinking. I buy it by the 12 box load.....that way one bottle comes free. It is now called CLASSIC Valvmaster.
It is still cheaper to use unleaded and Valvemaster than to pay for the 97 petrol......you also get the other valvemaster benefits.


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Post by GTC Ian » Thu May 16, 2019 8:10 am

Dennis Nicholas wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 5:44 pm
I use Castrol Valvemaster Plus which has an octane booster that boosts the unleaded 95 to the 97 that our engines were designed for so no need to re-set timing..ie no need to retard to prevent pinking. I buy it by the 12 box load.....that way one bottle comes free. It is now called CLASSIC Valvmaster.
It is still cheaper to use unleaded and Valvemaster than to pay for the 97 petrol......you also get the other valvemaster benefits.
I bought some of that from the Restoration show in march from these people;
https://www.classic-oils.net/Oil-and-Fu ... reatments/
Glad to hear a good report on it.


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Post by Peter S » Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 am

Owners handbook states 9 deg at 900 rpm (vacuum off) [which I forgot - it makes a significant difference :oops: ]


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