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Factory Spec: 4.7-liter V8 engine - 310 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque.


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Default Is it possible to adjust timing?

Is it possible to adjust the timing somehow? I'd like to advance mine a little but I'm pretty sure it's controlled by the ECU so i didn't know of there was anyway to adjust it other than using a programmer.

Along the lines of a timing advance, for us 4.7 guys with the flex fuel engines, I've been reading about guys advancing their timing on other cars an running e85 (ethanol) which has like 110 octane and getting a lot more power. Just some though for us, maybe we can start looking into some e85 performance stuff :-)
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Programmer is it. Do these "guys" have dyno sheets to back up the increased power claims? Running higher octane ratings won't give you more power, only increased resistence to preignition which is why you'd want to run it if you're advancing your total timing above 34 degrees or so.
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Programmer is it. Do these "guys" have dyno sheets to back up the increased power claims? Running higher octane ratings won't give you more power, only increased resistence to preignition which is why you'd want to run it if you're advancing your total timing above 34 degrees or so.
34 degrees is an ideal beer temperature as well......
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Haha I'll agree with the beer temperature haha

and I haven't done a whole lot of research. I just came across some stuff on e85performance.com and thought it might be worth looking into? Who knows, might be a total flop or it might be awesome haha
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Haha I'll agree with the beer temperature haha

and I haven't done a whole lot of research. I just came across some stuff on e85performance.com and thought it might be worth looking into? Who knows, might be a total flop or it might be awesome haha
I'm on that forum as well. A lot of nice info. I believe Diablo can adjust timing. I would really consider cams.

That's what I would do.
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I was always under the impression that all name brand programmr adjusted the timing...
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I'm sure they do. But with Diablo he can add fuel,spark,and adjust timing. And with superchips it comes pre-set.
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