Spark Advance Control

The Spark Advance Control system maximizes engine efficiency by continuously adjusting spark advance timing to deliver peak combustion pressures when the piston reaches about 10' after TDC. Incorrect spark timing can have a significant effect on emission output and vehicle driveability. If ignition timing is excessively advanced during certain conditions, detonation will occur resulting in increased HC and NOx levels. Since NOx production is most predominant under loaded engine operating conditions, the spark advance system must ensure accurate ignition timing during these conditions. If ignition timing is incorrectly retarded, only partial combustion will take place resulting poor engine performance and increased emission levels.

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