- - Air Fuel Ratio
10-18-2012 02:02 PM
Air Fuel Ratio
I live in Tucson, Arizona the elevation is just over 2,600 ft, I don't have a any money for a forced induction system, so I was wondering if there was any to tune my air fuel ratio to get a little more power at this higher elevation. If there is an mathematical equation you can give me I'll crunch the numbers. I have a 2000 2.0L Zetec sedan.
10-18-2012 05:30 PM
Multiply Standard Atmosphere Density by ~0.94 and you'll get about your air density. Air density multiplied over time will give you how much air your engine is ingesting.
Thing is you can't adjust any of it. Least not without needing to adjust other things in the car.
On top of which, just adding fuel isn't going to add power. It's the balance of air, fuel and ignition timing that create power. Just changing 1 generally has little effect on power, fuel being the smallest factor.
Basically the things to adjust to make power go in this order of importiance,
At your altitude, the car is running the same A/F ratio as anyone else. The car automatically adjusts for altitude.
If you want more power your best bet is to get the car 'tuned'. That necessitates buying a flash tuner device with custom tuning specific to your needs. 1Turbofocus is the screen name of the guy on this forum to contact form more about that.
10-19-2012 10:37 AM
if you do decde to add FI i have a full JRSC kit for the ZETEC.
10-19-2012 04:12 PM
and i have the BBK pulley lol
10-19-2012 06:50 PM
there you go, JRSC and BBK pulley all in one place get them while they last!! haha
10-20-2012 02:25 PM
Thanks guys I was also looking to get a new ECU so i can do some real tuning. Any suggestions?
10-21-2012 11:10 PM
your not going to need a new ecu just the xcal i have my car supercharged and just needed the flasher so tom and remote tune it