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i have been thinking about advancing my timing. which direction does it need to be turned ( i thinking right, but i haven't done it in so long i can't remember)and how many degrees should i go?

i have a k&n filter and no catalitic converter with a 2.25inch exhaust. it's running alittle rich too. and it has fuel injection.

what are the benifits? will i still have low range power and will it help gas mileage at all? <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">

i've never played with my timing before but since i've played with all the other things on the sensor and stuff i figured that i might as well see what it does! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

thanks

[ 10-08-2001: Message edited by: Ross A Hildebrandt ]
 

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First, I hope you have a timing light. Generally I advance my timing 1 degree per 1000 ft. from the stock setting. I've heard people go 2 per 1000 but I think that's too much. So with the connectors shorted I set my timing at 12 before TDC (4000 ft elevation). When you advance it, test drive it and listen for pinging/rattle under load, like pulling a hill or such. Advance till you get it then back off a couple degrees. If you do it on a cold day, it'll ping on a hot day. If you do it on a hot day, you'll be fine. Remember your fuel selection will also affect detonation. And the winter blends they run up there will also.
 

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which way do i turn it?

clockwise or counter clockwise?

no i don't have a light i was going to do it by ear. or i could get one at the store.

help, i searched and didn't find much! <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Ross A Hildebrandt:
<STRONG>which way do i turn it?

clockwise or counter clockwise?

no i don't have a light i was going to do it by ear. or i could get one at the store.

help, i searched and didn't find much! <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Ya, you can do it by ear. advance it and the rpms will increase retard it and they decrease. But you have no idea how much you are adjusting. 1* or 5*, you don't know. YOU NEED A TIMING LIGHT. You need to know were you are before you start screwing with it so you can always set it back to were it was if you need to. Also it may run better advanced but if you go to much it may rattle from to much advance. advancing the timing above the factory setting will usually effect emissions if that is a concern, if so just be sure to set it back before going through. Also, how do you know it's running rich?
 

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Ross, just set down the tools and slowly back away from the vehicle......... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
Buy a timing light, you never go wrong buying the right tools <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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To get the best results, You can advance until
it pre-ignites (pings) and back it off enough that it will not ping anymore...but it depends on grade of fuel,temp,air density,engine load,many other variables so I can't give an exact # to advance it to though...I can offer you some advice... pinging or preignition will destroy your engine if the condition is alowed to exist for any lengthly amount of time.You most likely will realize better performance from a moderate amount of advance.

[ 10-09-2001: Message edited by: Badazz4Runner ]
 

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I adjusted the timing on my rig this weekend. The factory manual says 5 and 12 for high elevation.

I believe I turned it clockwise but you still need a timing light.
 

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i'll buy a light. wifes gonna kill me <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> .
i love buying new tools!

no emissions to worry about. i use 88 octane. no catalitic converter. it smells like unburnt gasoline and i go through a tank pretty fast. i need to play with the computer check thingy! i guess i'll just play with it and see what happens!
 

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Originally posted by zags:
<STRONG>Ross, just set down the tools and slowly back away from the vehicle......... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
<IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
he he he...

if your smellin bad, and going thru so much fuel, timing is not your cure. Look into the source <IMG SRC="smilies/shy.gif" border="0"> of your trouble first, maybe, then improve performance w/ advanced timing.
 
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