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This is a discussion on dwell within the Computer & Tuning forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; one part I've never really got into was adjusting dwell on any ignition system.....ever, so I was wondering if there ...

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    one part I've never really got into was adjusting dwell on any ignition system.....ever, so I was wondering if there are any gains to be had by making any changes to any settings in the (dwell) section on Hptuners, for my 04 goat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    one part I've never really got into was adjusting dwell on any ignition system.....ever, so I was wondering if there are any gains to be had by making any changes to any settings in the (dwell) section on Hptuners, for my 04 goat?
    Shucks man when you said dwell the first thing that popped in my mind was setting the points in the distributor with a dwell meter. I just did that the other day. Guess I'm getting old

    But as far as your question I'm not sure where or what dwell you are speaking of in HPtuner. Only thing I can think of is injector dwell time maybe???? I've never messed with that in the tune. Is there another??? I wasn't aware of dwell being adjustable in HPtuner on the ignition side of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Shucks man when you said dwell the first thing that popped in my mind was setting the points in the distributor with a dwell meter. I just did that the other day. Guess I'm getting old

    But as far as your question I'm not sure where or what dwell you are speaking of in HPtuner. Only thing I can think of is injector dwell time maybe???? I've never messed with that in the tune. Is there another??? I wasn't aware of dwell being adjustable in HPtuner on the ignition side of things.
    engine - >spark control - > dwell.
    full section just for spark control.
    lol I asked one of my friends and he said he still has his dwell gap tool in the tool box for points

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    I have played with it quite a bit in the past on the track and on the dyno and have never seen anything come from it gains-wise even on boosted cars that needed a plug gap adjustment from blowing out the spark up top. If you increase the charge time of the coils you will decrease their life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    engine - >spark control - > dwell.
    full section just for spark control.
    lol I asked one of my friends and he said he still has his dwell gap tool in the tool box for points
    Oh okay I see what you are talking about. I have never messed with it myself.

    Ya I still run points in 3 cars so the dwell meter is a necessary thing to have around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    I have played with it quite a bit in the past on the track and on the dyno and have never seen anything come from it gains-wise even on boosted cars that needed a plug gap adjustment from blowing out the spark up top. If you increase the charge time of the coils you will decrease their life.
    Interesting to know Frost. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    I have played with it quite a bit in the past on the track and on the dyno and have never seen anything come from it gains-wise even on boosted cars that needed a plug gap adjustment from blowing out the spark up top. If you increase the charge time of the coils you will decrease their life.
    ok thanks for the info Frost. i was there so i was curious.....guess i'll leave it alone.

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