4efte standard timing

MahadGT

Fresh Recruit
What is the standard ignition timing ? after rebuild mechanic set it to 0, but now i have retarded the distributor a bit to set it at 10 with the timing gun. now its at 10 degree.
it doesn't felt any noticeable difference in drive, want to raise boost to 0.8 bar is it okay with this setting of timing for 0.8bar boost?
mods:
up rated fuel pump
rising rate FPR
6 puck clutch and pp
rest is all stock
 

dac69er

Super Moderator
You want 10 degrees advance. With 10 degrees retarded timing it will be as flat as a pancake.

As above, make sure it's in diagnostic mode up to temperature and idling at the correct idle rpm, then set the timing to 10 degrees advance.
 

Skalabala

Member +
You want 10 degrees advance. With 10 degrees retarded timing it will be as flat as a pancake.

As above, make sure it's in diagnostic mode up to temperature and idling at the correct idle rpm, then set the timing to 10 degrees advance.
Pancake :D You sir made my day!!!
Yes it is a must for it to be in diagnostic mode :)
 

sventz

Member
guys sorry for bringing up an old tread...i got a question about advance.i know that to set everything right you need 10 degrees advance but does anyone have the advance chart at higher rpm and until the rev limiter?i mean what advance is at lets say 3k rpm etc...i want to check something and i want to be sure i won't harm my engine
 

dac69er

Super Moderator
I've never seen an ignition map for a standard ecu. Someone may have one though. It's not just about rpm though, the load (map sensor reading in the case of a stock 4efte) also affects timing.
I can post up the stock power fc ignition map if that helps? That is a pretty safe map on a stock 4efte.
 

SKINY

Lifer
I didn't know you could get an OBD1 now :) happy days, be good with the torque pro app, I had an OBD2 in the Dina but it wont connect for love nor money so over the gate it went :p
 

sventz

Member
I've never seen an ignition map for a standard ecu. Someone may have one though. It's not just about rpm though, the load (map sensor reading in the case of a stock 4efte) also affects timing.
I can post up the stock power fc ignition map if that helps? That is a pretty safe map on a stock 4efte.
if you could i'd be much obliged.and thank you in advance !
 

dac69er

Super Moderator
As it's off a power fc, I would imagine it is lightly "tuned" from stock, but it's as close as we are going to get unless someone logs the stock timing.
 

sx_turbo

Lifer
The stock apexi map is pretty woeful, the stock ecu produces more power and is more responsive

The apexi map is I presume there purely to give a base map to at least make the car driveable before tuning commences and to speed up the tuning process.

So the timing figures should be taken with a pinch of salt as far as stock ecu is concerned.
 
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blueturd

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Guys i need help with mine, did an engine swap 4efe to 4efte,, apparently the engine was tuned but it came with everything stock, stock ecu and wiring, engine swap went OK ran for a while ut when check timing it was way off 10 degrees, seems to be on 25degrees advance at idle,,.my mechanic set it to 10 degrees advance in diagnostic mode at normal running temp, now the car feels flat like a pancake:( feels like its dying in 2gear when i flor it...

any help would be much appreciated

already check timing, ok no tooth skipped.
 

Jay

Admin
Random question:

When you put the vehicle into diagnostic mode (bridging E1 & TE1) do the revs go up or down?
 
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