spark advance


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Spark advance

Early automobiles had a spark control that allowed the timing of the spark with respect to the position of the piston to be manually adjusted. Retarded too much, the engine would not run well at high speeds. Advanced too much and the engine would fire too soon and kick while being cranked. This sometimes resulted in a broken arm.
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Noun1.spark advance - the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
timing - the time when something happens
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mechanical." The description of the Lycoming IE (2) system again raises the question of why most of us are still flying behind antiquated mixture, ignition and engine control systems, when even the most economical compact car sports electronic ignition, fuel injection and variable spark advance.
This forces to adopt a sub-optimum Spark Advance (SA) angle, thus reducing maximum temperature and knock intensity, while correspondingly increasing exhaust temperatures, with respect to maximum efficiency conditions.