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#2456632 - 02/24/18 10:29 AM Setting timing?
dodge turbo Offline
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Registered: 09/08/07
Posts: 464
Loc: Dirty Dena, Maryland
So im coming from small block stuff with a distributor.

I want to dive into gen3 stuff and I cant find the timing stuf anywhere.

I would be running the Hemi MSD box for ignition. My question is how do you set
Initial timing?


Sorry if I sound dumb AF but ive read and read and cant find this answer

Thanks !
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#2456638 - 02/24/18 10:35 AM Re: Setting timing? [Re: dodge turbo]
sam64 Offline
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Registered: 12/19/08
Posts: 1188
Loc: okla.
I think the hemi 6 comes with a base timing curve in it.then you either buy the MSD hand held programmer of use a lap top to make adjustments.it is easier to use lap top than the hand held.
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#2456775 - 02/24/18 02:10 PM Re: Setting timing? [Re: dodge turbo]
biff426 Offline
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Registered: 04/03/05
Posts: 730
Loc: Delaware
You will need a laptop and you download the MSD software the hemi 6 will plug into your laptop (you will need a serial to USB adapter ) and you setup the timing there I don’t think it comes with a curve I can’t remember but the mad guys are good and can walk you through the setup

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#2456825 - 02/24/18 03:10 PM Re: Setting timing? [Re: dodge turbo]
dodge turbo Offline
mopar

Registered: 09/08/07
Posts: 464
Loc: Dirty Dena, Maryland
Ok gotcha. Very similar to my 6al2 then

Didnt know if anything on the motor to set initial timing like you
Would with adjusting a dizzy ya know.

Ive read timing numbers are very low as compared to a small block?
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#2456843 - 02/24/18 03:34 PM Re: Setting timing? [Re: dodge turbo]
biff426 Offline
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Registered: 04/03/05
Posts: 730
Loc: Delaware
No 22-25 degrees total is all you need

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#2461739 - 03/05/18 07:53 PM Re: Setting timing? [Re: biff426]
ahy Offline
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Registered: 01/22/07
Posts: 7625
Loc: IN
In case you have moved or changed sensors or even if you haven't, its a good idea to check with timing light after getting her running.

First check timing marks for accuracy with the positive stop method. Then put a light on idling and see what you have. Ideally set up a "timing tune" with timing fixed at something like 15 degrees and verify that is what you have with a light.

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