Advancing the timing requires higher octane? It would just adjust when the valves do their thing. Maybe mess with compression a little (that may require better fuel).
If you were to run regular gas, would it increase power?
I'm also looking for power, I would be very interested if this worked. I know this is a little off topic... I dove my 2nd cousins truck with a Hypertech programmer (it was a twin turbo diesel) That thing was FUN after he told me to push the Extreme button on the programmer.
Are there any other programmers that are worth the money? (ok dumb question... any other than Kpro?)
When you advance the timing, higher octane fights the detenation, yes you can run reg. fuel, it may or may not damage anything and same goes with power increase.
Diesels are another breed, you cant compare a diesel to a gas motor. But when you get into programmers like the hypertech, they are specifically done for each car/motor, the jet that he linked too is used for a list of multiple manufactures, there is no fuel mapping done to compensate for the advanced timing, which in turn, you should run premium fuel.
As far as programmers for the E, kpro 06 and under is your only one, unless you get into a fic, then your talking a ton of money.
Hope that helped a little.
Oh, this is about the same as doing the resistor mod that has a post up right now. Read that, it will help you understand.k
Yeah I know diesels are a different beast. Driving that truck got me hooked on the idea of a programmer for the E. The site does say 'fuel maps'. But like perviously mentioned, it is not engine specific. Still... it is 1/4 the cost of a Kpro...