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 Post subject: URGENT! Need to know about adjusting timing
Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:23 pm 
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How do you adjust the timing on a EF XR8? do you need to bridge a wire like on my EB I6? I know how to use a timing light etc just need to know how to put it into base timing/diagnostic mode. Need urgent help. cheers

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:02 pm 
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You need to bridge the engine STI and GND together on the diagnostics plug. They are the top and bottom pins on the far left of the plug. Bridge the terminals and then start the car, it will do its thing and you will have a short time to get the timing before the ECu switches over to normal mode and out of diagnostics...

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:42 pm 
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where is this plug you speak of?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:26 am 
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If you can't get it to work, you don't have to get into diagnostics mode. What it does is keep your rpm at 1500. Have someone hold it at 1500 or adjust the idle screw so that you can do the timing.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:24 am 
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One Drone wrote:
If you can't get it to work, you don't have to get into diagnostics mode. What it does is keep your rpm at 1500. Have someone hold it at 1500 or adjust the idle screw so that you can do the timing.



Err wrong.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:39 am 
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its the big white plug in the fuse pannel near your right knee when sitting in the driver seat.

far left top and bottom pins need to be connected to each other.
i found it heaps easier to use a bit of 10amp wire with a spade terminal on each end.

 

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 Post subject: Re: URGENT! Need to know about adjusting timing
Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:31 pm 
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oh the diagnostic plug? lol easy. my mate wants to advance the timing on his EF XR8 to get a bit more go. he always runs 98 octane so we may be able to push it a bit

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:50 pm 
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Sturmovik wrote:
One Drone wrote:
If you can't get it to work, you don't have to get into diagnostics mode. What it does is keep your rpm at 1500. Have someone hold it at 1500 or adjust the idle screw so that you can do the timing.



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Ok. But can you elaborate?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:15 pm 
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I'm sure he hit one of my posts with a Err no or a Err wrong or something too.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:03 am 
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Its because the ignition timing is only at its base level when in the diagnostic mode.
At any other point the timing is variable, which you can see happening when you put a timing light on it when its not in diagnostic mode.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:12 am 
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Excellent, cheers. :)

 

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