If you're just playing with spark timing, unless you're pinging (and you'll hear that) you aren't going to hurt anything.krillz said:but i decided to put it back to normal and now my car seems alot slower than when it was advanced........
should i keep it stock or run advanced ghetto timing?
what signs og detonation can i look for or should i look for??
...but it was definitely better than when it was retarded. [/QUOTE]Juggles said:I wouldn't say it's entirely psychological. When I was trying to figure out which way was advance and which was retard, I set the timing to retard first, and took it for a spin. Nothing was noticable until I hit the open road 60+ acceleration was crap... I gave up trying to get up to 80 after a decent amount of time of flooring it. When I got back home, I sent the timing the other way and the acceleration came back and was slightly improved over normal timing advances but it was definitely better than when it was retarded.