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Re: Setting the timing on a EF XR8

When you bridge out the diag plug, do you leave the bridge in while you set the timing or bridge it, pull the bridge out and it remains in diag mode?


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Re: Setting the timing on a EF XR8

Bridge it and leave it while you set the timing. Then shut the engine off and remove it.
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Re: Setting the timing on a EF XR8

Thanks.
As I said in my other post, I'm going to be playing with my timing to see if i can get any improvement, hopefully this weekend. Depends on the weather, forecast isn't too good and trying to feel if you've got more power is pretty hopeless in the wet...

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Re: Setting the timing on a EF XR8

Yes 30 degrees BTDC is much better than 26 degrees BTDC, I couldnt believe the difference, what I thought was normal was really crap, it would go doughy after 4800rpm and now it pulls right through to redline, cannot believe the difference

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Re: Setting the timing on a EF XR8

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You Set A Static Timing.. There Is A Mark On The Distributor That Should Line Up To A Mark On The Block.. This Should Be 26* Btdc.
Which Is 10*btdc As The Eec Adds 16* Of Timing, And Will Adjust According To A Number Of Signals It Recieves From Sensors.
So There Basically Is No Adjustment Unless You Pull The Spout Connector (which Is A Circuit Breaking Plug Located In Ignition Harness) And Remove The Eec's Ability To Adjust Timing Which Will Allow You To Lock Down The Timing Depending On Your Mods To A Good Known Point.. It Will Affect Nothing But You Will Prob Find An Increase In Hp.. I Gained 12rwhp By Pulling The Spout And Leaving It Out And Locking The Dissy At 26*. It Also Stopped A Small Case Of Pinging At Wot.
You Prob Notice With A Timing Light On It At The Moment The Timing Marker Is Jumping All Over The Place.
If You Want To Read More About Pulling The Spout Connector Look At Coral.net And Do A Search For The Word "spout" There Is Articles Everywhere On It.

Hey this is going to sound kinda stupid how do i adjust my timing as my dissy can not be rotated.???
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