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Re: Franco gear

> From: "Graydon D. Stuckey" <graydon@apollo.gmi.edu>
> On Thu, 13 Nov 1997 kirby.a.smith@lmco.com 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.