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Old 06-20-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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Took a long road trip in the boosted focus....

Hey All...I don't post on here much anymore. But took a long road trip with the boosted focus last week(2200 miles). Learned a few things about it that I did not know before. Thought I would share some. First the fuel mileage running at a steady 70-75mph with the A/C on constantly was about 27MPG. Secondly Tom tuned the car remotely.....and of course it ran perfect. The temp was 106 outside..no problems with overheating. But I wasn't pushing it. Now for the bad...Once you get west of Missouri...I could not find fuel with an octane over 92. Then the further I got, the worse the octane rating got. The highest I could find in New Mexico was 91..and even that was hard to come by. The car was remote tuned on 93 octane with no ethanol(Pennsylvania). Also when trying to run the cruise control when going up inclines the car would produce boost...which in theory would be good. But in practice is bad. Because it didn't give it enough throttle(in percentage) for the fuel mixture to go rich, only enough to produce boost, and maintain speed. I know this could be fixed in the tune. I'm just passing along information. Nothing other than that...except thanks to Tom, Clint, John and Ray...for helping me make the car run good.


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what part of eastern pa are you in?
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do you have a stock engine with the turbo or did you half to replace a few parts??
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what part of eastern pa are you in?
Bethlehem, just east of Allentown.
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do you have a stock engine with the turbo or did you half to replace a few parts??
Forged low compression pistons and forged rods. Other than that everything else is stock.
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Bethlehem, just east of Allentown.
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Also when trying to run the cruise control when going up inclines the car would produce boost...which in theory would be good. But in practice is bad. Because it didn't give it enough throttle(in percentage) for the fuel mixture to go rich, only enough to produce boost, and maintain speed. I know this could be fixed in the tune.
I've talked to Tom about this probably 100's of times and he still disagrees with me on the matter. At least you know enough about what you're doing to not push it.
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Depending on the boost he was making would depend on if he deeded the fuel to go richer , just because you have a few psi boost does not mean you need to leave stoich/closed loop

How much boost was it making ? at what RPM ?

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Depending on the boost he was making would depend on if he deeded the fuel to go richer , just because you have a few psi boost does not mean you need to leave stoich/closed loop

How much boost was it making ? at what RPM ?

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It was running about 2900-3200RPM. The boost got as high as about 7 or 8 psi, when I seen it wasnt getting off of stoich I tapped the brake to turn off cruise. With the lower octane and at that boost level I just didnt want to chance it. I wasnt sure what the limits were with that stuff, but I figured I was too close.

Also just as a side note...Im not complaining about the tune. Im very happy with the way the car ran.
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