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Old 04-25-2006, 12:46 AM
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Everybody knows that under light load an engine needs more timing, like with a vacuum advance can kicking in.

So if you time an engine with the vacuum line off, revved to 3000 or more, all you get is a lot of timing in a zero load condition that will usually give you detonation when you drive the car (load), and especially when the vac can kicks in another 13-24 degrees under a light load actual driving condition.

So, ya, I have seen it done for years, but with a marginal fuel octane condition, it NEVER works. That is, you are going to have to adjust it again to stop the detonation.
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