I'm almost done with tuning my VE table, and it's pretty nice as of right now. However, I'm not so sure about the timing. I'm using the timing maps that came with my MS, which I reckon are unchanged compared to the DIY 90-93 maps that diyautotune provides.
So here's the thing: I don't feel too safe with them. Even though I'm not turbo'd, I know the car keeps the ignition running from 10º to about 30º stock, but these maps put it running in the 16º to 37º area. That's an average 6º advance. I have since detuned the whole map by one degree. Here's my current map:
Now, the reason I'm still worried is that I'm keeping the car running on conditions that might be a bit too lean for this map. In a rough way, here are some of the AFRs that I'm getting:
on idle: 14.9
while cruising (low revs): 14.2-14.8
while cruising (mid revs): 15-15.5
while driving well...erm.... enthusiastically: 13.5 to 14.5
I'm a bit more worried about the fact that I've been crusing slightly lean, not being compatible with the fact that my ignition is still pretty advanced.
Oh, another thing is that I set my ignition to retard 1º for every 5ºC that the IAT goes above 35ºC. That should keep me a bit safer too.
And I'm running on 95 octane pump gas (should be the same as your 90-91 octane over there in the USA).
So, what do you guys think? I want to make sure I'm safe at least until I get a knock sensor thingy, or some det cans!