Tatsadasayago wrote:Technically, once the reluctor comes within the near field of the pickup, things start happeneing...
Yep. I don't know how to say it more clearly, so here's a pic. That metal part in the middle of the pickup is ancillary, you can't see the field of the pickup.
I can tell already this is one of those threads where there's so much "info" on the internet that it doesn't matter how clearly you explain the "how" , it will be drowned out by 5000 different "what"s.
Point blank, you can't observe what's happening. You don't have the means to. You have somewhere between 10 and 15 degrees of static "phase" where the rotor tip and cap terminals are close to each other. "Phasing" the rotor just puts the rotor tip and terminals within that 10-15 degrees when the engine (or at least it's iginition) is at max load (resistance) with all other operating conditions secondary.
99% of the info on rotor phasing out there is either for 1/4 mile performance, or extrapolated from 1/4 mile performance (basically the entire Chevy community). Unless you want to understand the electrical theory behind it, you have to take it all with a grain of salt.