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Old 07-14-2013, 08:39 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default How To Advance Timing +2 Degrees With Android App Walkthrough

Thanks to hoffm2ma for posting up the first thread about this.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible in anyway if you mess your car up. If you advance your timing you should be running a premium gas of around 93 octane. If your car messes up, it ain't my problem.

Things needed for this mod:

-An Android powered phone
-Car Gauge Pro
-An ELM 327 OBD2 dongle that communicates through bluetooth, this is the one I use Super Mini ELM327 OBDII Bluetooth Auto Car Diagnostic Scanner Tool V1.5 - Tmart.com

Directions:

-The first step is pairing your dongle to your phone. Plug the dongle into the OBD2 port that is just under the steering wheel and then scan on your phone for available bluetooth devices. My dongle was password protected "1234".

-The second step is to connect the dongle to your app. Hit the menu button on your phone or on the app, its the plug in on the bar, and connect to the device.

I have the rest of the process in screenshots.

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After you adjust the timing just go back to the same menu you used to adjust it and choose the idle air relearn and if you need to adjust your idle rpm it is right there too.

If you need any other screens let me know and I will try to get them as soon as possible.

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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Nice write-up.
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@ ShawnD, thanks for taking the time to help members who may have problems with this.
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Great thread mate ! Thanx for sharing .
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STUCK! Thank you!
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Great write up. Thank you!

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great write up. i finally figured it out on my own
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Very cool. Thanks.
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Awesome info!!!

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Default Re: How To Advance Timing +2 Degrees With Android App Walkthrough

Why this no work for me?

Got the app, got the ELM327, paired it with my tablet (says paired but not connected (not sure if that's correct or not)), paired with in the app, click Nissan, click ECM (Gasoline) and nothing happens after that.

Tried it on a 4th gen but got no signal from the ECU and tried it on a 5.5 and kept getting an error. Any help?
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Where did you get the elm from? Maybe a bad device? Test with a free app like torque pro.

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Default Re: How To Advance Timing +2 Degrees With Android App Walkthrough

Originally Posted by Latinmaxima View Post
Where did you get the elm from? Maybe a bad device? Test with a free app like torque pro.
I got the ELM off eBay. It works. Apparently I had to disconnect and pair with each car. I couldn't go back and fourth trying it.

What I don't see is the self test option in the OBD menu. Does the ECTS really need to read 150 degrees before that's available? Because if that's the case I need to take the car(s) for a spin.
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Yes it needs to be at operating temperature
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Awesome write up. I'm gonna have to try this
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Hello. I am from Russia and also like my nissan maxima 6gen. Do your know is realy good idea to change timing +2.....wich positive effect
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Really recommend pal. I did it with car gauge pro. Haven't seen a downside, except I can't seem to keep my foot off the pedal.

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How come I missed this....This thing really works...Thanks ShawnD....The app itself is full of bugs and not userfriendly and it crashes all the time but it get the job done...nice...I aimed for 17degree advance timing and I ended up with +1 degree advance correction. I was looking at the technical repair manual from nissan and the conditions stated there was that there should not be any extra accessory ON for the adjustment...not even the radiator fans...with that in mind...my car stabilized 17degree advance timing with +1 degree I love this forum, everytime there is something cool to learn
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I know this is a walk thru but has anyone every seen a downside to the +2 timing advance? like any long term effects?
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Looking like something I'm going to have to give a go my self.. Great write-up tho..
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I just tried this but it says when i adjust the timing it says "invalid input"
anyone else have this problem?
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Awesome! I was just successful in using the instructions after buying one of the elm off of eBay. Funny cause for this new to me max this is my first official mod. Lol
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Apologies if this has already been asked but can this be done with an iPhone somehow too?
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Default Re: How To Advance Timing +2 Degrees With Android App Walkthrough

several people have asked this and I have done some looking but have not came up with anything that is clear. So what are the PRO'S and CON'S on doing this? Any real gains, any bad side effects?
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I've looked too Matt
Seems I would need to download a heap of apps to check. There's bound to be one, just haven't found it yet.
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Successfully added this mod
Thanks for putting together the instructions.
Has anyone ever tried doing the mod twice?
For instance delete app and re download then maybe use another obd "doo-hickey" (if needed) and add another 2 degrees.
I get that it wouldn't be a great idea I'm just curious to see if anyone has tried it..
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