what are the timing specs for a 93 civic 1.5 cx? - Honda-Tech - Honda Forum Discussion

Tech / Misc Tech topics that don't seem to go elsewhere.

what are the timing specs for a 93 civic 1.5 cx?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-04-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Zarco's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2
Default what are the timing specs for a 93 civic 1.5 cx?

I had it diagnosed at a smog shop because it wouldnt pass CA emissions. My engine is completely stock and the tech wrote on my receipt that timing was 5 degrees spec 12 degrees, dont know what that means but im suspecting my timing is off. Thanks.
Zarco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 11:42 PM   #2
Honda-Tech Member
inspyral's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Posts: 3,492

If your ignition timing is set at 5 degrees BTDC, then that's way out of spec. Buy or borrow a timing light and verify it. Setting ignition timing is pretty simple, so if that's the only thing keeping you from passing then I'd get on it ASAP. If you have a basic timing light, it'll hook up to 12v power, ground, and your #1 spark plug wire. You'll then want to adjust your distributer so that the red mark on your crank pulley lines up with the timing mark on your lower timing cover. To do this, loosen the 12mm distributer bolts so that you can rotate it, then move it back and forth while shining the timing light down toward the crank pulley and timing mark. The red mark on the pulley is spec, which is 12 degrees BTDC in your case, and there are 2 brown marks on either side of it which are +/- degrees. There's also a white mark by itself which is TDC. When you get the red mark lined up as best you can(sometimes it'll jump around a little, so get it as close as possible), carefully tighten the 12mm distributer bolts and verify that the timing hasn't changed.

You can find a good illustrated guide here:
Just keep in mind that the timing spec mentioned refers to a B18C.
inspyral is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
B21a1 cams in my b20z/b18/b18b akurtzer57 Hybrid / Engine Swaps 0 01-04-2010 01:25 PM
timing question be8teensee1 All Motor / Naturally Aspirated 6 08-21-2007 08:06 AM
What you think is Best Ignition Timing and Cam Setting DEMNTD1 All Motor / Naturally Aspirated 3 03-02-2004 07:18 AM
camshaft experts Behan All Motor / Naturally Aspirated 11 07-16-2003 01:53 PM
Camshaft Degreeing serequis Tech / Misc 4 03-24-2003 02:47 PM

15, 1993, 93, 98, btdc, civic, cx, del, honda, ignition, marks, set, setting, sol, timing

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:04 AM.

  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: