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Old 12-14-2009, 11:30 PM   #1
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Hey all. I just got my XCAL2 out of my box of turbo parts and began to mess around with the LiveLink software. After I got my unit updated I took it out to the car with the laptop and found that there are like 1000 options to Datalog!

I messed around with a few PID's and it worked. But I am wondering what PID's most turners datalog when tuning? I want to become familiar with them and where they are located in the selection menu. I need to purchase the 9 pin mini din cable so I can datalog my Air/Fuel ratio with my AEM wideband. I guess this is more towards Tom since he does the remote tuning thing.

Does anyone know if the SCT software is working with Vista or Windows 7; I was using XP tonight. This turner is awesome and I can't wait to learn and use it more!




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Old 12-15-2009, 07:44 AM   #2
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I would start with the basics

ect
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fuel psi drop across inj
load
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MAF counts
stft`s
spark
spark / knock retard

One would need to know you ECU code to go more into detail with stft`s and knock retard but start there and play around

I wouldnt go driving your car with a turbo and no tune

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Old 12-15-2009, 08:13 AM   #3
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I messed around with a few PID's and it worked. [B]But I am
Does anyone know if the SCT software is working with Vista or Windows 7; I was using XP tonight.

With 32 bit yes. 64 bit we do not have functioning yet but is coming soon.
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Thanks for the info Tom. My computer code is BWA4. There is no turbo on the car yet; just intake and exhaust.

Thanks also Blivit; the SCT software is awesome!
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As you go through the process of logging stuff, be sure to save your log config file so you can easily pull them up later ... I know this seems like a dumb thing to mention, but I was slow to develop this habit. After a little while you will have different file to load up to diagnose different things.
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If you use Vista, remember to run LiveLink in "XP Compatability Mode" and then disable the "Desktop Composition." You can do both by right-clicking on the LiveLink icon and then going into "Properties."

I just upgraded to Windows 7.0 and I'm going to begin working with LiveLink to see how it performs with the new OS.
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Totally off topic but can you run the datalogging on a mac?
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Thanks for the tip sleestak.

Thanks for the pointer also CarDemon but I hated vista and held out on XP till win7 lol. My datalogging laptop with stay XP though.

and I have no idea if the SCT software is compatible with mac; blivit should able to tell you though.
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As you go through the process of logging stuff, be sure to save your log config file so you can easily pull them up later ... I know this seems like a dumb thing to mention, but I was slow to develop this habit. After a little while you will have different file to load up to diagnose different things.


What steps need to be taken to do this? every time i've tried it i boot everything up and select the pid's then save configuration. when i go to load i always get and error usually saying wrong car or something along those lines.
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Totally off topic but can you run the datalogging on a mac?
Directly, no. We have no plans of making it work on a mac as is. However, I have heard of people using virtual machines and stuff on a mac with windows and getting it to work.
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