Article by: Glen Profile
your timing is a tuning trick that can help free up some extra horsepower.
Most 3.8 engines and all 5.0 engines with a distributor can benefit from
this article. Initial timing can be set too as high as 14-15 degrees without
detonation. You have to run premium fuel. I would suggest starting out
at 12 degrees and if no detonation is present, bump it up to 13 and eventually
14, using this test and drive method. If you do this during winter, things
might have to be re-evaluated during the heat of summer. I caution you
to be conservative! Detonation can destroy motors!
It's a fairly
simple task to set your timing and it's not a bad idea to check it regardless
of the performance gains. Just follow the instructions below: