This web is also available in: Spanish
Mini SPI, how to adjust the ignition system in the Mini 1275cc?
Do you remember the last episode, where we couldn’t start the engine of the Mini? We tried everything, anything was suspicious of being guilty and, as usually happens, the simplest solution was the right one.
After seeing flames in the intake manifold, one of our thoughts was: “wait a minute, maybe the ignition timing is not properly set? What if we think it was OK, but timing or firing order are wrong?”.
As you could see, we were right: the ignition system was NOT adjusted. We followed the steps shown in the workshop manual regarding the distributor adjustment, but there was no information about the firing order. Due to our inexperience, we followed the firing order shown in the manual (1-3-4-2), and we assumed it was the correct one, was it wasn’t. We made something wrong.
What have we done to solve the problem? Here you have all the details.
Thank you very much to Juan and Luis for their tips and for showing us how to do it. This video is for them, and of course for you, so our experience can help you in case you face the same problems.
Let’s see how to adjust the ignition system in the Mini 1275cc SPI!