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Old 11-04-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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How to use MSD BTM

Recently I installed the MSD BTM and I would like to know the correct form to use. I have to set the control knob from 1 - 3* to ****** the timing before crank the engine or while driving?
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I'm not sure exactly but I plan on getting this box so keep us posted how it works.

I would guess that you don't keep adjusting the knob.you probably need to figure how many *s of timing per pound of boost you want to ****** the timing.then u can keep it set there.
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Recently I installed the MSD BTM and I would like to know the correct form to use. I have to set the control knob from 1 - 3* to ****** the timing before crank the engine or while driving?
You need to figure out how many degrees of timing you need to pull out to prevent your engine from detonating.
The BTM will pull from 1 to 3 degrees per psi of boost.
So if you set it on 1 and produce 8 psi of boost the BTM will ****** your timing 8 degrees.
I believe the maximum advance recommended under boost is 28 degrees, so you will need to figure out what you need to set the BTM at to keep your advance limited to 28 degrees.

You should have gotten instructions on the BTM's usage with the unit.
If not, it is probably available on the MSD website.
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You need to figure out how many degrees of timing you need to pull out to prevent your engine from detonating.
The BTM will pull from 1 to 3 degrees per psi of boost.
So if you set it on 1 and produce 8 psi of boost the BTM will ****** your timing 8 degrees.
I believe the maximum advance recommended under boost is 28 degrees, so you will need to figure out what you need to set the BTM at to keep your advance limited to 28 degrees.

You should have gotten instructions on the BTM's usage with the unit.
If not, it is probably available on the MSD website.
Thanks Trojan!

I read the instructions but I'm not sure how to set the ******. I friend of mine told me that he move the control knob while driving. He move it from 0* to the desired timing ****** at WOT. Not make sense for me.

I want to be sure if just set the timing ****** to my needs and no need to move while driving.
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Thanks Trojan!

I read the instructions but I'm not sure how to set the ******. I friend of mine told me that he move the control knob while driving. He move it from 0* to the desired timing ****** at WOT. Not make sense for me.

I want to be sure if just set the timing ****** to my needs and no need to move while driving.
I'm pretty sure you don't need to move it while you are driving.
I think you set it to the amount of ****** you need and leave it there.
I'll see if I can find some information to be sure.
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I'm pretty sure you don't need to move it while you are driving.
I think you set it to the amount of ****** you need and leave it there.
I'll see if I can find some information to be sure.
I agree because I would think having to change it will driving would defeat the purpose of running your boost line to it.it should automatically retarded the amount you have set according to how much boost runs through it.
Again I haven't used it either.
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Re: How to use MSD BTM

I was unable to locate anything specifically saying how to use the BTM, but the documentation I read pretty much says to use it as I described in my previous post.
Set it to the desired position and leave it there.
If you crank around on the knob with the engine running there is a possibility of confusing your ECU and causing your car to run poorly, because the ECU is constantly checking sensor outputs and adjusting your engine's operating parameters.
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Thanks guys

I'll complete the turbo project very soon
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Dang. Just checked your pictures, and damn, your engine bay looks bada$$.
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Dang. Just checked your pictures, and damn, your engine bay looks bada$$.
Thanks!
I worked hard to make that engine.
Now I am working withe the Quaterhorse the get it tuned but is complicated for a beginner like me. Tomorrow I hope to make the first ride after the turbo installation.


Check the video of the engine.
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Thanks!
I worked hard to make that engine.
Now I am working withe the Quaterhorse the get it tuned but is complicated for a beginner like me. Tomorrow I hope to make the first ride after the turbo installation.

Check the video of the engine.
Sweet engine.I like the video.
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First ride with boost brothers turbo kit.
Sorry for the quality I use my iPad.

Sounds amazing!

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...?v=TakUeyej6B8

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First ride with boost brothers turbo kit.
Sorry for the quality I use my iPad.

Sounds amazing!

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nice!so how did the btm work out?i actually heard that they quit manufacturing them.but there are still plenty on the shelves.
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nice!so how did the btm work out?i actually heard that they quit manufacturing them.but there are still plenty on the shelves.
I set the BTM to 3* and leave it there. I have to be safe until the tuning is complete.
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