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Spark advance problem

Hey I have tried searching on here for the answer to my problem with ignition timing but haven't found it. If there is a thread that answers it please refer me to it.

1999 Prelude base model

My problem is that anytime i give her some gas at low rpm, in other words when i put a big load on the engine, i have engine knocking. If i drive the car normally i won't generally hear it only when i stress the engine. Also it sounds like it's coming from only one or 2 cylinders.

Since it only happens when i'm putting a big load on the engine, I assume it's related to the spark advance. The spark advance is supposed to be automatically retarded when i increase the load on the engine, right? As far as i know there's no adjusting or timing that can be done on the ignition timing of this model prelude.

Any help would be greatly appreciated on how to fix this!

Thanks,

Jon
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