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I'm kinda new here so I dont know if i posted this in the right spot, sorry if i didnt. I bought a MSD 5 ignition box and was gonna put it on my truck, by the way I drive a 95 dakota with the 318. Anyways, I called MSD's tech-line and asked how to hook it up. They told me and i hooked it up exactly how they said, and when i started my truck it was surging, the rpm's were going up and down,. Then, I go to drive it down the road and open up the throttle and it acts like its not getting any gas. So I let out of the throttle and it backfires. My buddy was behind me and he said I was shooting flames out the tail pipe. When i got back to the shop I called msd again and they said to hook it up the same way . Does anyone know how to hook up this ignition box? Right now Im willing to sell it if I cant figure it out. You would think MSD would hire people that know what the hell tey are talking about.
 

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95 has a locked distributor . What did you set the timing at .The factory setting is only about 5' .
 

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Can I ask if your running anything else? 12.98 with just a CIA and exhaust isn't very believable.

I'm guessing you're running a s/c, if so do you have any fuel controllers or any other timing boxes?
 

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naw im not really running a 12.98 my friend set me uo on dodge talk and thought my truck would run that fast. to be honest i dont know what i run in the 1/4. im running the factory coil and 93 octane. and i didnt touch the distributor. is my motor the type were i can turn my distributor to advance/retard the timing?
 

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PM me your email. I can send you a PDF of the install instructions.
 

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Yes you can and will have to adjust the distibutor if you are not using the OEM computer to add timing. The computer expects the base timing to be like 5 and then looks up what the timing needed is in the timing map .If it needs 15 ,it adds 10 thinking you already have 5. You need a distributor that can advance the timing
 

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My mistake .This would only happen if you used the distributor to trigger the MSD. If you use the OEM computor to trigger ,it should advance properly.
 

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Everyone stop...

YOU CAN NOT ADJUST IGNITION TIMING FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR IN 92 + MAGNUM MOTORS (unless you're running an after market set-up.)

Well you can try, but the computer will compensate for the change. You do risk throwing off your fuel synch. though. Then you'll need a dealer to reset.

If you want to adjust timing, you have these choices...

Ignition advance/retard -
CPS mod (closer to oil filter = retard, further = advance)
IAT relocation (colder air = advance)
MP PCM (Increases timing)
TPS @ proper voltage (advance/retard depending on what it was before)

Mechanical Advance/Retard -
Changing the cam's relative position to the crank
 

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Sam Cler said:
Everyone stop...

YOU CAN NOT ADJUST IGNITION TIMING FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR IN 92 + MAGNUM MOTORS (unless you're running an after market set-up.)

Well you can try, but the computer will compensate for the change. You do risk throwing off your fuel synch. though. Then you'll need a dealer to reset.

If you want to adjust timing, you have these choices...

Ignition advance/retard -
CPS mod (closer to oil filter = retard, further = advance)
IAT relocation (colder air = advance)
MP PCM (Increases timing)
TPS @ proper voltage (advance/retard depending on what it was before)

Mechanical Advance/Retard -
Changing the cam's relative position to the crank
I have mopar performance pcm does that matter?
I have been watching these on ebay thinking christmas.
I was told it was plug and play.
And IAT mod.
 
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