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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply wonderful
Nice tool. Screw in leads seem durable. Came in black instead of chrome! Simply can't find a problem. Timing lights are simple tools so it comes down to quality and execution. OTC comes through.
Published 8 months ago by Joseph Polk

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1.0 out of 5 stars garbage
Why pay $118 for this here when you can buy the same timing light here for $34 to $52. Let me explain, 4 guys who are members of a local car club, me and 3 others. We become friends and hang out in each others shops and what do you know!!! 3 of us have the same otc timing light sold here and 1 has the Actron timing light sold here. Same cheap material same crappy...
Published on March 6, 2010 by Osorio Batres Silvia Rebeca


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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars garbage, March 6, 2010
This review is from: OTC 3367 Professional Digital Timing Light (Automotive)
Why pay $118 for this here when you can buy the same timing light here for $34 to $52. Let me explain, 4 guys who are members of a local car club, me and 3 others. We become friends and hang out in each others shops and what do you know!!! 3 of us have the same otc timing light sold here and 1 has the Actron timing light sold here. Same cheap material same crappy contruction all the same size and shape, all no longer used because they all have electrical shorts in the leads near the handle of the light. None of these lights has lasted long so if you insist on buying it then at least pay less. I am a big fan of OTC tools I have a lot of their stuff in my shop but shame on them for this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply wonderful, February 11, 2014
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Nice tool. Screw in leads seem durable. Came in black instead of chrome! Simply can't find a problem. Timing lights are simple tools so it comes down to quality and execution. OTC comes through.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Timing Light, March 24, 2014
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I use this at home for my own cars and tune ups. It works well and seems to be a high quality unit. I like the fact that the cord disconnects from the tool. Makes it easier to store. It does take some getting used to it is differnt than timing lights i have had before. It pays to read the directions, but its easy to use once you understand it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than most!, April 30, 2013
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I have been using xenon timing lights for almost thirty years, and currently own four quite different ones. The OTC3367 is not perfect (none are), but it is still one of the best on the market, regardless of price! To begin with, it is a whole lot brighter than the Innova 5568. OTC makes a nice range of cost effective and very practical tools. This one is no exception.

One can get too carries away with advertised features on timing lights, some of which are actually unimportant. The better lights usually have simple features but still manage to work better than more glamorous models. Big brand names like Snap On don't necessarily work any better at all! This OTC may cost more than most lights on Amazon, but it's good value indeed compared with a Snap On or an MSD. They are almost all made in China, so don't worry about American build quality for a timing light, not like a spanner at all. BluePoint sells a rebadged Innova light at a much higher price... but this OTC is still a lot brighter and more convenient, as well as significantly cheaper to buy. Good lights are the ones which work well in practice! Technically, no timing lights actually come with real 'specifications' as such. It is sometimes difficult to know before buying a light, about the optics like the beam shape or brightness, or the display like whether it will be easy to see or read, or if the pickup will actually work dependably on most vehicles without intermittent problems. Sensible leads and a hard storage case can't hurt either.

I don't want to clash with the earlier reviewer who said all his mates own one and they are all unhappy with theirs, BUT it's hard to read his review as a bad vote from all of them when in reality it is not. His review was also posted over three years ago, so I can't rule out the possibility that OTC have since corrected the issue he spoke about. These lights are mass produced electronics and plastic, and no doubt receive improvements occasionally. Re. the leads on my 3367, they are a sensible length, have good but not great alligator clips and a well sprung inductive pick up. There is no green coil wire to worry about or to get in the way (Dwell is a seldom needed feature these days because of breaker-less ignition systems), and the light has a very positive cable connector (far better than Innova). IMO the metallic spring around the cable connector is not so much of a strain relief and the connector body itself should always be gripped when removing the leads, rather than the cable or the spring. Lights also should never be suspended by their leads, pretty basic stuff. Using things the way they were intended to be used, usually yields better results for longer. Actually, unlike some other lights which need to have their leads removed to get them into a case, this OTC light goes into the fitted case with plenty of room with its leads attached :-) The case also has proper hinges and catches, rather than just cheap bendy rubbish snap clips.

In operation, the light is particularly bright. No more worries about bright days, and it's chalk versus cheese better than any self-powered light. The beam is more square shaped than on some other lights and also covers a slightly bigger area. The 'torch' function is strange to explain, but is actually very nice in use. This gun has no trigger, but the controls are thumb operated instead. The timing light flashes while the display reads advance OR the display reads tach while the light doesn't flash. This way you can never have advance dialled in by mistake. With the light flashing the 'torch' function can still be operated to get a SAFER look at the surroundings (esp. fan blade). This is a kind of quick buzzing (or very fast flashing) of the zenon tube, and a feature I now like. The red LED display is actually better than a BS backlit multifunction LCD screen. It's clear and bright, and the tach readouts are more stable than a silly high resolution readout which always jumps around eg. steady 720 rpm, rather than 719, 724, 721. Less essential readouts like voltage and dwell are better left out, easily obtained with another tool if actually required. There is something more positive about the simple gun shape, than the soggy bend in half joints in the body of Innova lights, plus their heads are not more compact just because they look flat shaped!

More advanced functions include 2 or 4 stroke, digital 'dial back' in 0.1 degree increments (although tenths of a degree is overkill), and of course the 'torch' (sounds funny I know, but it really works). Full rev range is covered, and importantly it doesn't get confused or flash erratically in bursts (skip circuitry just works). With a digital advance light there is no need to have an ignition timing scale near or on the crank pulley (harmonic balancer) to set timing correctly. Heck, if you have an old Volkswagen beetle or an old American V8 or a Jap engine, makes no difference, you can still time it whether you want to set the ignition timing at idle (most common) or monitor the actual spark advance. The newest cars don't even really use timing lights now anyway (no distributor, ECU sets spark advance, crank or cam position sensor sets base timing). Technically this light can also be used on a 2 stroke lawnmower or a 6volt vehicle, negative or positive ground, just by using a small external SLA battery. Spark lead diameter is not critical, but the lead to No 1 spark plug does need to be the relatively modern-day silicone type rather than solid conductor type found perhaps on a drag race car or antique vehicle. For multi-spark ignitions (not very common) just use a basic timing light without any dial back or digital advance controls on it. btw my light came with a kind of black chrome finish which probably looks better, but makes no real difference. The little instruction book even made sense, which is almost unusual these days (Innova use a fancy book, but it's totally hopeless)

I considered buying the very similar looking Actron CP7529 light for a lower price, but chose the OTC version deliberately because I've had good experiences with OTC gear, and because I didn't want to save a few dollars only to buy a light with erratic pickup issues or hidden surprises (like no case). I'm happy with the OTC for most jobs and it performs nicely. For extra blinky backlit multifunction displays look elsewhere, but beware there are more important considerations than a red rubber boot or a blue backlight. The OTC warranty is 3 years, compared with Actron and Innova which offer 12 months (not that Amazon will necessarily support the warranty, but triple warranty is often a good sign of a dependable product regardless). Highly Recommended.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage, I have owned less than a year and ..., August 29, 2014
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Garbage,I have owned less than a year and maybe used it six times,maybe-could hear and feel it pop in my hand,strobe quit working and as far as the three year warranty also garbage was told by warranty dept that there would be at least a $80 charge to have it serviced-What good is the warranty for if I have to pay to fix-in the trash it goes where it belongs
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