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Old 03-22-2004, 01:48   #1 (permalink)
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Advanced timing - how?

OK... I feel a bit dumb here but how do you advance the timing on an AU with coil packs? Back when I was a boy all you had to do was stuff around with the distributor etc.

There is a little black thingy (which I suspect isn't the correct name for it) where the distributor used to be however playing with it (the thingy I mean) doesn't seem to have any effect.

I did try to search the Forums for a telling thread but I'm not getting what I need.
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http://www.ford-tech.com/articles.php?articleId=9

Quote "It is not generally possible or desirable to set static timing on computer controlled ignition systems."

This was news to me too!!!
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if u r very keen u could buy 1 of the vereyed keyed crank gears to advance or retard the timing but this would be a fair bit of effort & dont forget that if u have knock sensor this will or mite have a contributing factor on how advanced u mite go
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as a general rule if u dont have a dissy u dont have the abbilite to controll advance/retard
I think MSD have some type of controller..
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Hmmm... all sounds like too much trouble. Me thinks the only advanced timing I'll have will be the interior clock running 5 minutes fast (hey... might work).
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I am pretty sure that like the EF I6's with coil pack ignition, you cannot adjust the timing without changing the programming in the EEC. The knock sensor does allow the EEC to bump up the timing if the engine is not pinging, so just run premium and let the EEC worry about the timing.
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Why would you even want to?
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After upgrading his cam etc why wouldnt you...
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i dont think they used knock sensors on au v8's.. tho maybe someone can correct me?
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why wouldnt you want to adjust your timing from the std spark adv table that ford have given us, have found some serious gains from adjusting/advancing the timing from henery's safety net settings
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