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Old 01-14-2003, 10:26 AM
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changing adaptive ignition setting in 2000 S500

I have heard that MB sets engine control programs in all US MB's at a baseline, which is pretty conservative. Can you go in with a Star Diagnose machine and reset the adaptive ignition program to 93 octane, which cranks up timing 6 degrees at all levels, increasing hp? I read that this can be done with 2001 MB's and wondering about my 2000 MY.
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Old 01-14-2003, 10:33 AM
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I think it can be done on as early as 98.
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Old 01-14-2003, 11:20 AM
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ignition setting

Steve, thanks for the info. What do you think of the idea of changing this setting for additional performance? Would you do it if it was your car?
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Old 01-14-2003, 12:10 PM
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I have done it to my wife's ML. Its not a great difference. I drive lots of them and hers does well but I'm not sure I could pick hers from a group not so adjusted.
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Old 01-14-2003, 01:38 PM
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ignition enhancement

What sized motor is your wife's car? I am wondering if the results might be better in a larger engine.
Maybe chiptuning would give me better results. Do you have any experience or recommendations re chiptuners?
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