This is the third part of a three-part series on tuneups for the home mechanic. The first part showed how to inspect the battery, replace the air and fuel filters, check the emissions control systems, clean and examine the spark plug wires, and clean the carburetor. The second part showed how to check the engine's internal fitness by performing vacuum and compression tests, how to read spark plugs, and how to do a basic ignition system check. The final step of the tuneup is to get the fuel and ignition systems working together, so this third part shows how to adjust the valves, set the distributor, adjust the carburetor, and set the timing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

    Norton AFB, CA  United States  92409
  • Publication Date: 1983-8

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-25
  • Serial:
    • Driver
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00384693
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 741
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM