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Q: Car driving strangely

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Car is acting funny when driving it. The timing seems spot on, but I think I need to get it timed. I replaced the head and many other parts.

The mechanical timing may be wrong, or the ignition timing could be wrong; several other issues may be present at the same time, so further inspection is required. A general inspection from a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can help you determine the cause of your issue, and fix it, at the location of your vehicle.

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