Sportrak overheating


Hi all

Wonder if you could offer me some advice.
Got a 93 Sportrak ELXI. It's overheating and missing under acceleration. Changed sparkplugs. No steam out of exhaust, and water is not oily. Anyone got any ideas? I did think of timing was out?


The initial place to begin is to remove the distributor's cap and check its condition - condition of centre carbon brush and 4 electrodes. Check the rotor for cracks and clean its brass contacts - do not use ebrasive cloth. Use the time to re-set the distributor's timing.
The above could fix the misfiring and possibly the overheating. However I suspect the overheating could be another problem but fix the misfiring first!