Timing question again - please advise!
After changing my head gasket, I think I may have my timing set a few degrees back (retarded). Here are the symptoms:
Positive Irregular idle (lugs and chugs more than usual, sounds like a tall camshaft on a powerful v-8 instead of a dinky squirrel box with 4 bangers like it is.)
This doesn't bother me all that much, because it sounds really sweet with the help of the Flow-40!
Lack of hiway power, up-hill power, high RPM power. Lack of power from a dead-stop. It doesn't feel like my 4 little squirrels are as active as they used to be.
I will give it a look when the wife gets home (baby's asleep), but I wanted to get a second opinion before I advance my timing a tooth or two and take it for a test-spin!
Thanks for any help!
The Black Beast 5.0
Better to Have Horsepower and not Need it, than to Need it and not Have it!
2000 Ranger Sport - 5.0L V8 - 8.8 LS rear