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02-14-2011 12:08 PM
Eklipse113 oh well, I guess it doesn't matter anyway. I was curious to know how much power I get but it's not worth taking it to a dyno.

Tom I tried to set up all the parameters you told me and found them all except the spark ones. I saw a lot of different options, but there was no numbered spark retard 1 through 4, though I did find something like spk_ret final.

Do you know the exact codes in livelink for the spark ones?
02-14-2011 07:42 AM
Blivit
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Originally Posted by Eklipse113 View Post

P.s. even though Blivit said I can't log torque there was an option for it. It definitely wasn't in ft-lb's (it was like 300-400 across most of the rpm's at WOT in 2nd gear) but there has to be a way to calculate an approximate horsepower and torque based on the vehicle weight and acceleration etc... it's just physics right?
That is a completely different torque. Depending on the parameter it is used for the drive by wire system and has little to do with horsepower.
02-14-2011 07:32 AM
1turbofocus Best way to do HP and TQ is find a local dyno , there really is no other way to know those numbers correctly

Tom
02-14-2011 01:21 AM
Eklipse113 Been a little busy with some exams but tonight I got LiveLink running on my laptop with no problems... first off, this software is so cool. I can't believe all the parameters I can record and look at graphically. I took the car out and messed around with it a bit just now and took some test data logs.

Even though I can't measure hp gains or anything I still wanted to do a little logging before I install the tune, so I haven't uploaded it yet (I almost did, but I wanted to remove my intake restrictor before I do that and I don't have time yet)

I was wondering... what can I do with this thing diagnostically? Like can I set it to record anything that might tell me why my fuel mileage has been so lo (~26 mpg)? I saw that I could log misfires and everything, I just don't know which of the options might tell me if there is something wrong with my car or, what I was thinking, maybe the computer was correcting for my exhaust and intake and I lost my gas mileage from that. Wanted to figure that before I put the tune in. Anyone have any ideas for that?

Tom for the data logging parameters you told me to log, I found them all except the spark ones (there were a bunch to choose from). Would you be able to paste up the exact names of the ones I need logged or would it be easier to arrange a time for you to link with my computer?

P.s. even though Blivit said I can't log torque there was an option for it. It definitely wasn't in ft-lb's (it was like 300-400 across most of the rpm's at WOT in 2nd gear) but there has to be a way to calculate an approximate horsepower and torque based on the vehicle weight and acceleration etc... it's just physics right?
02-11-2011 10:10 AM
PSUrivie ok great, as always thanks for the help!
02-11-2011 10:05 AM
Blivit
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Don't mean to thread jack, but where on the website is the 1.5.0 update?
We are no longer posting the files to our website as we now use an auto-updater application.

If you go to device updates, choose your device, type in your serial number you will see the description. Basically you download and install the latest version of the sct device updater application and there is a button there to automatically check for updates. Be connected to the internet and press that with your device connected to update.
02-11-2011 07:57 AM
PSUrivie Don't mean to thread jack, but where on the website is the 1.5.0 update?
02-10-2011 11:11 PM
1turbofocus If you need help with datalogging I can take over your PC ans set up the datalog list for you , It comes with my tuning services

Tom
02-10-2011 08:12 PM
Blivit You cannot "log" hp and tq using the X3 device.

Also, the datalogging files on the earlier devices did not work with the 2008+ focus..and would lose communication like you are seeing. You need to either use livelink to create your own datalogging file ( would suggest against this if you have never done it before) or update your tune revision to the latest version (1.5.0) as it includes a new datalogging file that will work with your vehicle.
02-10-2011 06:17 PM
Eklipse113 thanks, I'll give it a try.

Where do I adjust those user-adjustable-parameters you enabled for me? Will that be in a menu on the tuner once it's married to the car, with the tune installed?
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