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Old 09-25-2002, 01:26   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to have my brothers Falcon for a week, starting this weekend, and I want to change the timing on it. Some mechanic who got his qualifications from a weeties box has played with it, and it's not right. It is the standard 6 engine.

My questions: Is there a terminal that needs to be shorted in order to override the computer, to set base timing and idle? If so, which one and where is it located?

Other question, what timing is standard on the ED, and what is the best timing if they aren't the same?

Any input would be greatly appreciated...

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The 'jesus box' (car computer) generally ovverides any timing advance issues on the EBII and beyond generally. Id ask what he's (the mechanic) has done at the same time point him face down in a barrell of oil to extract necesary information. That idiot could have done anything !

To reset the computer just disconnect the positive terminal on your battery for 5 minutes reconnect it then take her for a drive. It will run like crap for a while but the computer 'should' return to default settings...
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see http://discussions.fordforums.com/sh...ht=Base+timing and http://www.autoemf.com.au/ford_eec5.htm

Base ignition is:
Connect tacho to warm engine.
Air con off tran in neutral or park.
Connect timing light.
Highlight timing markd with white pain, chalk or correcting fluid ( while engine is off )
Put into self test diagnostic mode or ground STI terminal.
Start engine which will go through self test procedure (signalled by rev increase) and then run at base timing.
Loosen distributor clamp and adjust timing to specs per handbook or tuneup sticker in engine bay.
Tighten distributor and recheck base timing.
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Oh specs 10 degrees BTDC (the ign mark).
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Great, everything I need to know, fantastic.... thanks a million, I'll get this ED running the way it should be...

Thanks again, especially for your expedient replies. Cheers
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Put into self test diagnostic mode or ground STI terminal.
just in case you didnt know how to do this, you have to bridge the two far left hand side terminals on the diagnostic link connector which is found appriximatly underneath the steering wheel, it is made of white plastic and is a female plug.
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