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This IS NOT a thread ment to bash SCT and I wont allow it

I ask if you are having or had issues datalogging with the SCT xcal that you post here with the problems

I am then going to use this to send to SCT to try to get these issues fixed

I am 100% positive that it is a software issues because the old Raptor works perfectly on the cars that wont datalog properly and so does the Diablo Predator

Please post your probelms

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If you are going to do this please everyone, post ALL OF THE NECESSARY INFO so that we can look into the issues. Meaning:

What device are you using
Year/make/model and strategy of vehicle you are logging
What is the firmware revision on it
What version of livelink are you using
What operating system is on your computer

I will say that a new version of livelink is being released within the next 2 days that addresses MANY issues stability wise with the software and adds some new features. Problems with the SVT have not been addressed but I already have them looking into the issue.
 

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I have beta tested the new version and it did not help with the SVT loggind issues like you stated

What device are you using (x2 some ,x3 all have issues )
Year/make/model and strategy of vehicle you are logging ( does not seem to matter what the strategy of the Focus is even tryed the new XNG0 )
What is the firmware revision on it (tryed them all back to 4.1? and the new BETA)
What version of livelink are you using ( They all have this issues going back about 1 year maybe 1.5 )
What operating system is on your computer ( For me XP)

I have sent in about 50 requests and about as many datalogs showing many issues

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having major issues as well.

Car: 2003 Focus SVT
Device: Xcal2
Firmware: 1.14
Software version: 5.1 Rev.0
Strat: Unknown Xcal won't read it.
PS OS: Windows 7 on both PC and datalogger netbook
 

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Locking up/pausing.
The updater program not recognizing my device when I try to save a tune file.
The updater adding extra selections that I didnt pick to moniter during dataloging (example; I pick 11, hit ok and 12 comes up on the datalog screen)
Upper case STFT1 does not work


Car: 2003 Focus SVT
Device: SF3
Software version: 5.1 Rev.0 and 6.0.17
OS: Vista
 

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The SVT has issues...I own one and we know this. That is exactly why I pointed it out in the first reply to this thread. Can we move on?
 

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I have i pretty simple issue...

knock retard and maximum knock retard both show up as maximum knock retard in the DMR list for my strategy. Its a pain to have to datalog both all the time since it switches between which is which.

02 ford focus SBAF6 / NFC1
xcal2 v1.14
livelink 3, 4.30, 5.1.0
windows xp
 

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Locking up/pausing.
The updater program not recognizing my device when I try to save a tune file.
The updater adding extra selections that I didnt pick to moniter during dataloging (example; I pick 11, hit ok and 12 comes up on the datalog screen)
Upper case STFT1 does not work


Car: 2003 Focus SVT
Device: SF3
Software version: 5.1 Rev.0 and 6.0.17
OS: Vista
Are you having issues with updater or livelink? Two different programs that are not related in what they do. What version of updater are you using and what is the firmware revision on your device?
 

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I figured out the "updater not recognizing my device" part, I have to close out the Livelink program then open updater and load a tune. No biggie there.

The updater adding extra selections was wrong on my part, its the Livelink that does that. And its usually always the same one in the "fuel" section. I always select "fuel pressure drop across injectors" and it always adds in I think "fuel rail PSI", cant get into it right now to look cause Im not hooked up to my car.

Can you look at the datalogging wideband thread? I left a post on there last night when I was trying to calibrate my AEM to the LL. Wasnt working for me at all, just needed some help with it. Thanks
 

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I figured out the "updater not recognizing my device" part, I have to close out the Livelink program then open updater and load a tune. No biggie there.

The updater adding extra selections was wrong on my part, its the Livelink that does that. And its usually always the same one in the "fuel" section. I always select "fuel pressure drop across injectors" and it always adds in I think "fuel rail PSI", cant get into it right now to look cause Im not hooked up to my car.

Can you look at the datalogging wideband thread? I left a post on there last night when I was trying to calibrate my AEM to the LL. Wasnt working for me at all, just needed some help with it. Thanks
If you can list the exact names of what you are choosing and what gets added I can look into it. I have not seen this on my car.
 

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The updater adding extra selections that I didnt pick to moniter during dataloging
I've had this happen as well.... but only after I downloaded the newer version of live link.

This happend on 3 different SVT Foci, an SVT Cobra and 2 seperate GT's....

I have no idea what my versions are and I'm at work right now.

Not to mention I've never been able to datalog without a laptop.
 

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If you can list the exact names of what you are choosing and what gets added I can look into it. I have not seen this on my car.
Its "fuel rail pressure" that keeps getting added. About 3 above "fuel pressure drop across injectors" which is the one I use.
 

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Its "fuel rail pressure" that keeps getting added. About 3 above "fuel pressure drop across injectors" which is the one I use.
To address most of this one, here is a little crash course in how LL works:

The database has DMRs and pids. A DMR is a direct memory read whereas a pid is more generic. DMRs are the items listed in all capital letters, pids are the lower case items. If a DMR is available it is always the preferred item to log as they generally report data faster.

You are choosing a pid. Yes LL does seem to add fuel rail pressure when fuel pressure drop is chosen which is something it should not do, but there is also a DMR for pressure drop that you can choose which does not add anything. Select that one instead and I will work on getting the next version of LL corrected.

You mentioned before that STFT1 does not work. I told Tom about this. That is technically bank 2. There is no bank 2; So of course that item does not work. What I would do is when you open livelink, go to view and select Long Name PIDs. This will show the full name of the items in the database. For the short term fuel trims, 8 items come up on the SVT. 2 of them are pids and 6 are DMRs. Out of these 8, 3 of them are bank 2 and do not work but the other 5 log just fine. The pids are easy to tell which one is bank 1 and which one is bank 2 but the DMRs show as STFT, STFT[0], STFT[1], STFTF, STFTF[0], STFTF[1] (again, by choosing long names as I said above you will see what the full name is.) The ones with [1] next to it are bank 2 due to the fact that there is a [0] item which is bank 1. Strange yes but we did not make those names, Ford did.
 

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Another issue is the upper case and lower case do not log the same readings , which one is correct ?

Spark is 9574626282930485.9347 ??? yet a flat line on the graph

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Another issue is the upper case and lower case do not log the same readings , which one is correct ?

Spark is 9574626282930485.9347 ??? yet a flat line on the graph

Tom
When I log my car, SPARK and Spark are the same. I have seen spikes with certain items but never a sustained value like that. Which one gives this value?
 

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They both have both upper and lower case , Sean there should have a few of them I have sent him , not sure if he keeps them or not

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I've seen timing recorded like that as well.... its was on a Zetec instead of an SVT.
 

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I am also having the same issues. SF3 and livelink, freezes and stops the log. Spark spikes at random. And my newest issue is my new laptop runs windows 7 with 64 bit. SCT doesnt supprt windows 7 or 64 bit systems. So i cant load livelink on my laptop, which is a major setback for tuning.
 

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DMRs show as STFT, STFT[0], STFT[1], STFTF, STFTF[0], STFTF[1] (again, by choosing long names as I said above you will see what the full name is.) The ones with [1] next to it are bank 2 due to the fact that there is a [0] item which is bank 1. Strange yes but we did not make those names, Ford did.
Thanks for clearing that up for me
 
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