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I bought the timing advance kit off of ebay. I know your thinkin it was stupid to do it but I wanna try it anyways. I am just wondering where you plug the resistor in at on our cars for it, thanks.
 

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actually the stupid part was not asking us about it first.
you could have saved money by going to radio shack instead.
and yes... it DOES work.
PM me if you have any questions.
the resistor you got from ebay should splice into the intake air temperature sensor. I do not know which wire you will use, because I have an escort. foci's have the air temp sensor built into the MAF. I am sure someone will step in and help out.
 

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the white/violet wire.
 

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I paid 4 dollars and then found 5 of em today for 1 dollar at radio shack. I put it on the MAF this morning and my engine light came on and it idled at 1200-1300 rpm, so then i took it off and my engine light stayed on. I had to pay 25 dollars to get it reset. If you plug it into the white/violet wire where do you put the other end. Since the resistor has 2 ends you have to plug them both in diff wires right?
 

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could have saved you 25 bucks.. Autozone can reset the ECM for free. all it takes is the OBDII handheld scanner.
 

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Oh sweet Jesus..........So you spent $29 and only needed to spend .05? You MUST work for the government.......
 

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Yes I know but I didn't want my parents to find out I could have screwed up my car so I found the quickest way to get it fixed, lol. Can someone please tell me which wires and exactly how to plug that resistor in so I can get it done with? I've already wasted a lot of money that I didn't need to on it, lol.
 

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um, if you still want to mess with it then you need to put the resistor in series. that means cut the wire, attach one end of the resistor to one end of the wire, and the same thing on the other side. what you are doing is creating a false reading to the ECU thattells it you are getting colder air. the ECU adds more fuel to compensate for the colder air and may or may not advance the timing. If you are throwing a code then the resistor value may be too large. but seing as how you didnt know how to install it, you prally just installed it wrong. If you get another code then just unplug the battery for about a half hour. that should clear it unless the fault is still present. I doubt you could damage anything by adding a resistor but Im not gonna guarantee that.
the wht/violet wire was taken from the haynes book for the 2001 focus.

BTW, when you had the code cleared, did they tell you what the code was?
 

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Did the ad from ebay you got it from, did they garentee that it works on every car and included instructions?
I would send them a nasty email and exsplain to them you had to pay to reset you check engine light, but dont get you hope's up because you'll never here from them again.

This would be a good time to have a debate:
(all facts are according to the voice's in my head)

Let's say you take a 100% stock Focus and trick the ECM (any sensor does'nt matter at this time)to add more fuel.
Will the car now make more power with more fuel?
I say no, it will make less power and just use more gas.
To make power you need just the right A/F ratio close to stoic.
When a car is stock, at WOT it allready runs rich. It would actully make more power if you lean it out, in fact when I talked to a superchip's rep, that exsactly what there chips do, lean out WOT. I had a A/F gauge in my other Escort, stock it went to the top, all the way rich. Than when I added the chip, it ran stoic and made more power, and yes the timming was advanced to.
So in conclution, you will make more power with less fuel, not more.
(unless your adding air to go with the fuel, and no just a cone filter does'nt need fuel managment, that a whole nother debate.)
 

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this is why I say use a potentiometer instead of a resistor. or just get a chip.
 

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thasswutimsayin! if you use a pot, you can adjust it to reach stoich. a single resistor only gives you one option.
 

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Is it over stoich? I always found mine to be slightly on the lean side of ok. I suppose you would need an accurate reading of A/F before you venture down this path. or a c battery, a 5K pull-up resistor, some wire.................

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Is it over stoich? I always found mine to be slightly on the lean side of ok. I suppose you would need an accurate reading of A/F before you venture down this path. or a c battery, a 5K pull-up resistor, some wire.................

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If your car is stock lean, you'd have white plugs all the time, maybe even deto and holes in pistons.??

When both of my Escorts were stock, they ran rich @ WOT
 

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it isnt lean, especially after I hacked the ECU. What I meant was, it was always just lean of the ideal stoich. which is like 11.4:1? something like that.
research would yeild the correct ratio.
 

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Well thanks for all the replys. From what all of you said I don't think I'm gonna even try it again now. If I cut that wire then ford is gonna say something b/c I still have 60,000 miles left on the warranty and I'm sure I will have to take it in to them before that is up. I don't wanna risk voiding my warranty. Thanks again though. And actually the guy I bought it off of was nice and tried to help me out.
 

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good choice kid. The 1/2 HP your going to gain isn't worth it. every focus, weather it be spi or zetec runs quite rich at WOT. by the way, stoich is 14.7:1
 
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