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Old 03-20-2010, 07:05 AM   #1
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I have a question.......

Yes I know this is one of those odd times that I actually have to ask something......

After my last visit to your shop when I got home I played around just a tad with the tune (timing wise) and added a few more degrees in the upper rpm range.

I added I think a total of 3* but I did it progressively (like we did on my turbo tune) and the knock sensor didnt pull any timing at all and my load definitly went up.... and another 1% of fuel... just to be safe.

Do you think I may have one of the factory low ball motors... sorta like the one in the FocusFanatics magazine that dyno'd incredibly low (126whp)??

I ask because I seem to have substantially more valve train chatter in this motor as compareed to the Orange car which runs almost silent.

What should the clearence be between the cam and the buckets be... I'm gonna pull off the valve cover next week and check because I think there is to much gap.... it sorta reminds me of an old VW Bug motor sound wise.


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Hard to say , if load went up A GOOD BIT then yes the timing helped , to add 3deg I would want to see a LOT of load gain to carry that much more timing

I would do factory valve clearances

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But what are the factory clearances??
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John pm Cayse, i think he was having issues with valve clearances and buckets and etc.
so he might have the clearances for you
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I can get them for you Monday

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Its a top secret motor in there for you John.....

I vote that the yellow car just doesn't like you...its kinda like a curse
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ran out of v-tec juice HA!
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Its a top secret motor in there for you John.....

I vote that the yellow car just doesn't like you...its kinda like a curse
I'll make it like me...lol
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I'll make it like me...lol
Make sure you throw a few roofies in the gas tank first.
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