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Old 09-18-2012, 07:45 AM   #21
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While that is the common perception of dyno data, it actually takes a pretty substantial change in order to throw dyno numbers off. There will be a greater variance based on vehicle temp and heat soak than that of the outside temps/pressures/humidity.

Theoretically, if they are splitting graphs over a couple of weeks, we should be seeing SAE corrected information that makes corrections relative to environmental conditions.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:54 AM   #22
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While that is the common perception of dyno data, it actually takes a pretty substantial change in order to throw dyno numbers off. There will be a greater variance based on vehicle temp and heat soak than that of the outside temps/pressures/humidity.
I agree. Sort Of. I've seen the same car dyno'd in the morning at one number, then have a warm front move through, dyno again in the afternoon and get two different numbers. This was assuming heat soak was similar due to the truck sitting all day between runs. We were trying to get some data on dyno accuracy, and ended up wasting the day as the data was so far skewed that it wasn't usable. Hence my second question of whay is the tolerance that the dyno can measure. Combine that with heat soak, and environmental changes, and I don't see how a 2hp gain can be considered accurate, or attributable to any single change.

This is neglecting the combining effects of a system.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:34 AM   #23
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ive seen so many bull* about spark plugs im actually very sceptical about putting wrong plugs in cars. but the enerpulse guys actually have the iridium plug that is made for the 2012 focus. where at the older engines ie. Zetec, and duratec require a softer metal like copper.(im saying this off hand since i do not know what the require). so believe me i get were most of you are saying "expensive plugs dont work".

these plugs are free. im going to the dyno at the enerpulse manufacturing facility. first intial test was on 9/11/12. prelearn

second test is undetermined right now i have not gotten a call yet but its going to be on the same dyno with probably colder temperature.

i got 12k on my focus. 2hp gain from a 70k copper plug i understand. im sure the 2hp gain from new OEM spark plugs to the pulstar plugs is pretty good. i bought my car to save gas and right now im doing 41mpg on the freeway doing 75mph .. ive never done that with this car. so im pretty convinced these plugs are working.

otherwise i know most of you dont want to buy into this "expensive plug" but im sold on it im ordering some for my customers for an ecoboost and a hemi. see how those tests actually go too.

im going on a long trip this weekend ill see how much really it will average on a 300 mile freeway run
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well ive been talking with lou Camilli who handles new cars and there is an after market sparkplug for the 2012 2.0 tivct (ford P/N=sp-535) the after market plug is an autolite P/N xp5364.. with the specification from autolite the cross to the pulstar plugs is the EF1 series in platinum EF1p and iridium EF1i.
When was your car built they list SP-522 for cars before 5/2011 and SP-535 forward.
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my build date was 1/9/2012 its listed 9.1.2012 i picked it up in February so i assume its January. we found out at enerpulse the plugs have a totally different part number than the sp-535 which is in the ford catalog. i still got the oem plugs at home i will post the part numbers as soon as i can.
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my build date was 1/9/2012 its listed 9.1.2012 i picked it up in February so i assume its January. we found out at enerpulse the plugs have a totally different part number than the sp-535 which is in the ford catalog. i still got the oem plugs at home i will post the part numbers as soon as i can.
CYFS-12-Y1 or SP-535

xp5364 was cross reference to the 4-2.0L F/inj. (16V) DOHC (3) [2004-2000]

xp5363 :

4-2.0L F/inj. (16V) DOHC (2) [2012]
4-2.0L F/inj. (16V) DOHC (9) [2012]
4-2.0L F/inj. (16V) DOHC Flex Fuel (2) [2012]
4-2.0L D.I. (16V) DOHC Turbo (9) [2012]
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seems like there aint that much difference in the spark plugs for the years than.
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seems like there aint that much difference in the spark plugs for the years than.
Looks like the XP5363 is newer but no data, who knows.. If your getting better MPG and response then they must be ok...
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i have no hicups or nothing out of the normal. so they are ok
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:44 AM   #30
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ok update on the plugs i went on a long freeway trip from albuquerque to gallup NM thats about 132miles oneway plus a 25mile drive to zuni nm. My avg mph was at 39.2 and thats with my custom ram air stock box. And a lunchbox delete. nothing else i traveled 80mph with cruise control on all the way from gallup to albuquerque.
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