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timing setting


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 484231 posted 05/25/07 10:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
so i followed the vfaq way of setting the timing in the gvr4. i have it set at 5 degrees. all is ok while i set it using the timing light. i grounded the line attached to the firewall.also i took oout the logger while i was setting the timing. now why is it that my logger is showing (TMA) 8-10 degrees while at idle?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 484237 posted 05/25/07 10:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The logger shows you timing + base timing. The ECU is assuming the base timing is at 5* at all times.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 484306 posted 05/25/07 01:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
8-10 is correct at idle, without the terminal grounded. As soon as you connect the logger you are no longer in the "timing adjust" mode, so it should go back to using the maps.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 484319 posted 05/25/07 01:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Which pin do you ground? I always forget which is the fuel pump and which is the timing since they are right next to each other.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 484321 posted 05/25/07 01:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
There's only one metal pin in the plug on the firewall, at least on my car. The other side is plastic.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 484322 posted 05/25/07 01:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
the fuel pump is a single wire single type connector. the timing one is a connector that looks like a two pin but only has one. if it's still there it may have a dead head cap on it as well.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 484325 posted 05/25/07 01:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Both of mine are single wires with connectors on the end. One is larger than the other though, I assume the larger is the timing one? I haven't messed with it since last year and I've forgotten.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 484326 posted 05/25/07 01:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yea the larger one, when you look into it you'll see it could also be used as a two pin.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 484328 posted 05/25/07 01:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Gotcha, thanks much. I'm going to label that one so I don't forget again.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 484332 posted 05/25/07 01:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've never even seen the fuel pump one The one I use for timing is above the clutch fluid reservoir.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 484337 posted 05/25/07 02:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   


two pry bars, upper one points to fuel pump test connector lower one points to timing connector.

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