My car was a gift from a person who had an accident with it, and when the repairs were done, they forgot to put a VECI sticker on it. So now when I go to time the engine, it's all guess work. There are two sets of timing marks. One has one mark and is refered to as White. The other has three marks and the center one is refered to as Red. Aside from disconnecting the Manifold Absolute Pressure guage, engaging the self diagnostics paper clip, and listening for an end to the RPM rise, I need help. A pic of a VECI, or link?
My Haynes manual tells me to look for the sticker in the car, and claims that it's proprietary to each vehicle. Perhaps this has to do with emission control standards differences in each State, and different engine versions. Even the Monsterous Mitchell's guide that has specific Electrical, Engine and Chasis volumes for every import and domestic vehicle, refers me to the VECI sticker.
While reading the manual, I was very surprised to find that they recommend new Spark Plug Wires every 15K; mine were in for over 50k, and that included a visit to the shop.