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Boost timing retard?

Old 03-14-2004, 07:47 AM
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Default Boost timing retard?

I am planning to use the AFC hack and 440 injectors but I see that timing is an issue. Do I have to have a timing retard controller under boost? I am only planning to run 6-7 psi. Will an e-manage adjust timing?
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Old 03-14-2004, 11:57 AM
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Default Re:Boost timing retard?

you don't have to have a separate device, you can retard timing at the distributor. I don't know if the e-manage does this.

as a side note, I started my car yesterday for the first time after chipping my ecu and installing the turbo. I have never had a turbo before, and it was a junkyard setup... I have also no heavy soddering experience with electronics, and chipping the ecu was no big deal. it's running like a champ!!! chipping your ecu gives you complete control over fuel, timing, and other things besides. I highly recommend this route. plus it's FREE (besides the stuff you need to program your chips).
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Old 03-14-2004, 12:41 PM
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Default Re:Boost timing retard?

eManage has some sort of "harness" you can buy to manipulate timing I believe. However, eManage is just an over-enthusiastic AFC.

Yes, you can retard at the distributor, but you'll kill your low end if you retard enough to "compensate" for the AFC advance.

Anyway, I would go with willah's second suggestion. ECU Tuning.

Read the Engine Management FAQ for information on it.
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Old 03-14-2004, 03:15 PM
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Too bad I'm OBDII......I am only going to run around 6-7 psi anyway.
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Old 03-16-2004, 09:07 PM
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i wouldnt worry about for only 7psi.
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