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Re: Franco gear
> From: "Graydon D. Stuckey" <email@example.com>
> On Thu, 13 Nov 1997 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > It was my understanding that the distributor hall effect sensor is critical only
> > for engine starting, after that the timing is taken from the crankshaft and
> > adjusted electronically. Is this for only certain Audi models? If this is true
> > then it would seem that adjusting the distributor at idle would be sufficient.
> I think that you are correct, however, the Franco gear advances the cam
> (and therefore the distributor) 7 deg at idle/startup, which I think is
> outside the window of acceptability for a startup.
I was think about this also. I seems like the static distributor timing
could be reset after installing the Franco gear, and startup would
be OK. I was just not sure if the change in the hall effect sensor
position relative to the crank sensors would mess up the computer's ability
to correct the timing.