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    Quote Originally Posted by silleffej View Post
    he didn't charge me to do this....he charges only $15.00 normally to time vehicles. alot cheaper then $150 for a decent timing light if you ask me!
    Im the same way, since you shouldnt have to do it very often, and with me i dont like to mess with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silleffej View Post
    he didn't charge me to do this....he charges only $15.00 normally to time vehicles. alot cheaper then $150 for a decent timing light if you ask me!
    Well, $15 is a good deal, & better than most people pay for shop labor, untill you start doubting his ability to perform this operation, which you appear to be doing at this point with your questions. Most people who post here don't trust their mech anymore, are fed up with their dealership or repair shop, & are trying to learn how to work on their trucks/cars themselves, & that's why I suggested you get your own light & try this yourself because you seem to have the aptitude.
    The big plus: Instead of your money going into his pocket, it goes into your tool box.
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    $150 is pretty steep for a timing light. summit has them for $55, and I'm sure you can find them cheaper yet...

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G1059/

    However yes, $15 is a good deal and if you're not working on many vehicles that need timed, then go with the shop. But I also agree that there is something suspect on a wire, plug, etc if you've got timing changing that much on just 1 cylinder.
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    I replaced all spark plugs for good measure and the #1 wire and the jumping indeed stopped. I noticed a little shutter every once in a while, not big enough for an amatuer but I know my truck and how it is supposed to run. My local parts store sells wires individually so I got that one wire. Problem solved!

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    Thanks for posting back Sill. It's always nice to hear how these things turned out.
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
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    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol


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