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I want to advance my probe timing to get a little more power

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The OBDI diagnostic jumper is installed to set the base timing. It disables computer control of timing while you set the dist. However, you must remove the jumper to drive the car, and then the computer takes over timing control. The only way to disable this is to replace the ECU software or go to a different engine management system. If you try to drive with the jumper in place it will go into limp mode.

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