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Q: Buick odd fire. Hot on one side

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Odd fire engine heats up very hot on drivers side, warn on passenger side. Could this be a timing issue? Have a hei distributer. Stumped! Could It be the timing is hitting on the wring cycle?

My car has 54000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hi there. This could be a timing issue with...

Hi there. This could be a timing issue with the ignition retarded. The cylinders are getting too hot with the timing out of adjustment. Try advancing the timing. If you are unable to advance the timing, then you will need to remove the HEI distributor and turn it one tooth, then advance the timing. If you need further assistance troubleshooting your engine, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician will be able to come to your home or office to diagnose the engine overheating symptom and perform any other services if needed.

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