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How to Time a Nissan Z24 Engine


The 1990 Nissan Datsun pickup truck comes equipped with Nissan’s Z24 engine. The last year of production for this engine was 1990. Performing an ignition timing check as part of your routine maintenance will help you keep this older engine running smoothly. The ignition timing on the Z24 engine is 15 degrees but it can be adjusted a little over or under, depending on your preference. You will need to be careful not to damage any of the engine parts. In addition, keep your hair, clothing, jewelry and hands free of fan blades and other moving parts under the hood as you are adjusting the ignition timing.

Things You’ll Need

Timing light, Wrench, Wheel chocks