Lycoming 0540 pacemaker ignition timing

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Lycoming 0540 pacemaker ignition timing

Post by David0540 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:32 pm

What should my numbers be set at? first number is at 28 degrees, not running dry well, Pitch of prop? ignition timing? oil is also spitting out of my breather tube

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Re: Lycoming 0540 pacemaker ignition timing

Post by contagious » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:20 am

Who installed your system and where you located at?

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Re: Lycoming 0540 pacemaker ignition timing

Post by grey owl » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:01 pm

pace maker timing form my 540 @ 260 hp is set at 27

the four settings are dial 1= 27.0
2=1650
3= 25.0
4=100
at these settings I run great.
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w

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Re: Lycoming 0540 pacemaker ignition timing

Post by Dirtman » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:13 pm

Sounds like you have far greater issues than your Pacwemaker ignition. I would do a cylinder leakage to find out the condition of the engine first. The issue of oil being pushed out the breather is a pretty good sign of engine problems IMHO
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Re: Lycoming 0540 pacemaker ignition timing

Post by pacemaker1 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:07 pm

David 0540 if you would like give me a call at 407-709-1278 and I can answer most any question regarding your ignition. Thanks Rodney

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Re: Lycoming 0540 pacemaker ignition timing

Post by palmettofish » Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:06 pm

grey owl wrote:pace maker timing form my 540 @ 260 hp is set at 27

the four settings are dial 1= 27.0
2=1650
3= 25.0
4=100
at these settings I run great.
cheers
w

Can anyone explain what each dial adjusts? would like to have a better understanding of this system as I've just installed it on my boat.
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Re: Lycoming 0540 pacemaker ignition timing

Post by Planeguy » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:38 pm

How much oil do you keep in it? Most aircraft engines don't like having the sump filled to capacity. For example the IO-520 has a 12 quart sump but we never service above 11 because the twelfth quart just blows out. The O-320 has an 8 quart sump but I don't think I know anyone putting in more than 6. Having said that, my background is in aviation NOT boating.

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Re: Lycoming 0540 pacemaker ignition timing

Post by terrible ted » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:54 pm

How does that actually hook up on a motor were how are they picking up the or sensing the crank position for ignition. Are they adding a sensor to the crank.

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Re: Lycoming 0540 pacemaker ignition timing

Post by Dirtman » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:15 pm

Most of the systems I have seen installed are using a pick up mounted to the case near the flywheel and a trigger wheel mounted to the back side of the flywheel. They have two contacts at one place on the trigger wheel that tells the ECU where No.1 cylinder is and it fires in time from there on. But I'm sure Pacemaker can explain it better than me. I hope to have mine installed soon, It seems to be a great system
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