Stand clear: 5.0 in use!
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Adelaide, South Oz
Windsor timing advice anyone?
My 5.0 is feeling a little lethargic lately and I'd like to advance the timing a little to see if it wakes up!
The motor only has 50k on it and has fairly new leads, plugs, filters, dizzy cap and rotor and generally goes fairly hard. Unfortunately, the 02 sensors, cats and related items have 260k on them....:(
Any comments on advancing the timing? I'm assuming it's a little retarded as the throttle response is soft and the idle fairly lumpy, lumpier than normal for the cam I have in it. Fuel economy is a bit thirstier around town too. I recently cleaned the MAF hot wires to little effect.
I'm just going to use a timing light. Should I simply advance it until it pings under load then back off a touch? I've tried the base timing method previously, but it didn't want to go into diagnostic mode, maybe due to ChipTorque having fiddled with the ECU?
Cheers lads, Mike
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