How much timing on my 99? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-03-2008, 09:05 AM   #1
Slowest Progress Ever
Thread Starter
iTrader: (26)
 
thirdgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The coal ridden hills of Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,806
Total Cats: 183
Default How much timing on my 99?

I have a 99 with a voo-doo fuel box. I am running between 7 and 8 psi intercooled, on 93 octane. I have a Flyin Miata timing wheel and it is set for the full retard of 6 degrees from stock (4 degrees advanced). How much timing could I advance and still be safe?
thirdgen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 10:04 AM   #2
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

don't ask us, ask this guy:
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 10:35 AM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (39)
 
Zabac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: High Point NC
Posts: 4,854
Total Cats: 8
Default

miracle, hustler just came up with an answer...
Zabac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 10:39 AM   #4
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,860
Total Cats: 1,788
Default

you might be bale to put 1-2 back in, but 6 is a typical number to retard to without a controller.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 12:01 PM   #5
Junior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: So Cal
Posts: 331
Total Cats: 0
Default

I am running stock timing on my 99, when under boost it will retard itself...says my scanguage. I would stick with 6 right now until you get it dyno'd then figure out what is your best option.

Last edited by 99NBMia; 04-03-2008 at 12:26 PM.
99NBMia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 12:34 PM   #6
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
cjernigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 8,147
Total Cats: 6
Default

I ran stock timing with my voodoo box. Never heard any detonation but I'm also lower compression than stock due to the wiseco pistons. I would retard 3-4 just to be safe. Then listen like a hawk for detonation. Run some colder spark plugs while you're at it.
cjernigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 01:01 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Norrahammar, Sweden
Posts: 614
Total Cats: 6
Default

If I remeber correctly, the 99 can adjust plus / minus 6 degrees of timing. So if you have it on 6 degrees retard perminent, you have an adjustment between 0 to -12. Sounds good to me.
Torkel is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My solution for Oiltemp and Oilpressure input into Megasuirt (MS3) Zaphod MEGAsquirt 41 01-24-2016 01:25 PM
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
Expected intake temps on the track? tazswing Race Prep 20 10-03-2015 12:04 PM
Time to start learning and play with tuning The Gleas MEGAsquirt 3 10-01-2015 10:30 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:57 PM.