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This morning I was figiting with my timing and I advanced it a little, took it for a test drive and it felt a bit torquier. I advanced it all the way and the rpm's were flying up. Usually my car lags till' I hit 3000rpm, then it flies. Is it bad if the timing is TOO advanced? Thanks.
 

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> This morning I was figiting with my timing
> and I advanced it a little, took it for a
> test drive and it felt a bit torquier. I
> advanced it all the way and the rpm's were
> flying up. Usually my car lags till' I hit
> 3000rpm, then it flies. Is it bad if the
> timing is TOO advanced? Thanks.
I run my timing about 36 degrees btdc I get great response and improved gas mileage, as long as your car doesnt ping or knock you should try somewhere near this.However if I go higher THAN 36 I SLOW DOWN AT TRACK. Later,Norm
 

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> This morning I was figiting with my timing
> and I advanced it a little, took it for a
> test drive and it felt a bit torquier. I
> advanced it all the way and the rpm's were
> flying up. Usually my car lags till' I hit
> 3000rpm, then it flies. Is it bad if the
> timing is TOO advanced? Thanks.

IMHO it depends on the octane level you use. If you use Regular unleaded, you risk detonation with a large advance. Make sure you have higher octane, like premium, in your tank. Most modern cars have knock sensors to retard timing when lower grades of gas are used.
 
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