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by cgrey8
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: DUMPING fuel in cylender #1 after injector install
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: DUMPING fuel in cylender #1 after injector install

So USCAR has nothing to do with the upper diameter of the injector, only the connector? If so, that makes perfect sense. But I was getting confusing info while googling around...

Or does USCAR describe both the connector AND the body of the injector?
by cgrey8
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: DUMPING fuel in cylender #1 after injector install
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: DUMPING fuel in cylender #1 after injector install

The 11-18 ohm is a standard high impedance range. So you are fine there. The question of whether USCAR or EV6 gets more complicated. I could be wrong here or at the very least incomplete, but from what I understand USCAR describes the electrical connector of the injector as well as the top of the in...
by cgrey8
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth adapter for the Moates Quarterhorse
Replies: 43
Views: 9015

Re: Bluetooth adapter for the Moates Quarterhorse

jsa wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:17 pm
...Those Conti flex fuel sensors are varying DC and Hz...
So they are capable of communicating two different signals simultaneously, one via varrying frequency, and the other via voltage level? If that's right, what is the other value? With the obvious one being the ethanol content? Fuel temp?
by cgrey8
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1
Replies: 28
Views: 198

Re: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1

...The protocol baud and behaviour detail is available in the freely available innovate protocol SDK. Sorry, info is after the fact... That's what Clint informed me of. The only thing I really needed was to know the baud rate so I wasn't google-searching for how to interpret the protocol as much as...
by cgrey8
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1
Replies: 28
Views: 198

Re: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1

jsa wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:52 pm
...IMHO If an error remains while actual lambda is steady for a sufficient period for BE to catch up, then the error must be calibration of the transfer function...
Conversion error vs Propagation delay error.
by cgrey8
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth adapter for the Moates Quarterhorse
Replies: 43
Views: 9015

Re: Bluetooth adapter for the Moates Quarterhorse

jsa wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:06 pm
cgrey8 wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:33 am
I just wish someone made a frequency-based input.
Ummm, SL is supposed to have frequency based input?
It might, I'll have to look into it. What I don't know is what kind of frequency sensors Ford uses. Are they outputting variable frequency 50/50 square waves or are they variable duty-cycle?
by cgrey8
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1
Replies: 28
Views: 198

Re: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1

...Beyond TX/RX I'm interested to hear what other hurdles you encountered?... Here's a brief list: The RS232-TTL adapter's silkscreen has the Tx and Rx pins labelled backwards I couldn't find a lot of info on the Internet about the Innovate protocol and what baud it runs at. I eventually found some...
by cgrey8
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1
Replies: 28
Views: 198

Re: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1

At one point, I was datalogging the WB via both serial AND a DataQ, which wires to the LC-1 via one of the Innovate's 0-5v analog output. And I noticed that the DataQ was able to log the values noticeably faster. So that doesn't surprise me. It's for this reason that I believe using the Superlogger ...
by cgrey8
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1
Replies: 28
Views: 198

Re: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1

I've always datalogged it via BE...using the RS232 serial connection plugged up to a USB-RS232 adapter. This wireless setup will take the place of the USB-232 adapter.
by cgrey8
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1
Replies: 28
Views: 198

Re: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1

My LC-1 is monitor-only...so I don't have a gauge to compare to. Also note, I haven't extensively tested this yet as I'm waiting for the new RS232 device to come in before I take the time to install it permanently. I only confirmed that I can successfully connect to it...again with the truck in the ...
by cgrey8
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1
Replies: 28
Views: 198

Re: Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1

I finally got this working! This afternoon, I literally datalogged both my Moates QH and my Innovate from my living room via Bluetooth. But there were numerous non-obvious issues I had to work through that I couldn't have possibly foreseen without actually attempting this. One of the most recent thi...
by cgrey8
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth adapter for the Moates Quarterhorse
Replies: 43
Views: 9015

Re: Bluetooth adapter for the Moates Quarterhorse

I split off the discussion about Bluetooth connecting to the LC-1 into it's own thread. Follow that here:
Bluetooth connecting to an Innovate LC-1
by cgrey8
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Is a EGR Eliminator Plug necessary?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Is a EGR Eliminator Plug necessary?

No. With the computer not using the position sensor or trying to control the actuator, there's no need for any kind of fooling-device. Those are only necessary when you have to run the stock tune and you don't want the computer to know you've deleted stuff since that logic would be active on a stock...
by cgrey8
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 29
Views: 2075

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

The replacements came in and I got them installed. I now have low and high beams...and the low/high are not reversed. However I have yet to actually drive the truck with the new bulbs to see how the look on the road. So I can't report on their effectiveness yet. But the mere fact that I have low and...
by cgrey8
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: CDAN4 issue with DFSO or ??
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: CDAN4 issue with DFSO or ??

That's the kind of thing that the Injector Offset is supposed to help with. In the GUFx strats, offset is basically your minimum PW based on voltage...as it's an adder. So even if the EEC calculated 0 amount of fuel, you'd get the offset value. As for error in the 0.6-0.8 range, that doesn't surpris...
by cgrey8
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: CDAN4 issue with DFSO or ??
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: CDAN4 issue with DFSO or ??

What keeps wanting me to look elsewhere other than the tune is the logs that show stable MAF and Injector PW. If it were in the tune, I'd expect the Inj PWs to have radically changed to cause the leanout. But I'm not seeing that which, to me, keeps telling me the problem isn't the tune. It's either ...
by cgrey8
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: CDAN4 issue with DFSO or ??
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: CDAN4 issue with DFSO or ??

My 89 Ranger has a vacuum-accumulator (aka mass-accumulator) as part of pneumatically controlled dash dampers. To keep it charged, they have a 1-way value between it and the intake manifold. That way low-vacuum conditions (e.g. high load, WOT, engine off) don't let the accumulator discharge. But the...
by cgrey8
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: CDAN4 issue with DFSO or ??
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: CDAN4 issue with DFSO or ??

I could be completely off-base here, but my guess is you have a closed throttle leakage of air. In my theory the leakage is minimal and dwarfed by the air coming in through the MAF and TB. However at closed throttle, the leakage becomes more prominent due to the lack of MAF flow AND higher vacuum in...
by cgrey8
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How often do people come here?
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: How often do people come here?

I check the forum 2-3 times a day, sometimes more.
by cgrey8
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth adapter for the Moates Quarterhorse
Replies: 43
Views: 9015

Re: Bluetooth adapter for the Moates Quarterhorse

Clint sent me the latest BE version to check out with my SL. I haven't taken the time on it yet as I'm still fairly invested in the Bluetooth Innovate serial direction. But I think I've made a breakthrough in what was causing me problems. I've got some stuff to test with today. I just have to get it...
by cgrey8
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: CBAZA or CBAZ0?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: CBAZA or CBAZ0?

I think either will suit your needs and I believe sailorbob has defs for both so either are affordable. Just going by your comments, it sounds like the CBAZ0 was setup from the factory to work with 4R70w trans?? If that's so, then that's what I'd go with. But like you, I've heard the CBAZA can be ma...
by cgrey8
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Flex fuel sensor questions
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Flex fuel sensor questions

I'm not aware of any peripheral functionality that they have other than measuring ethanol content in the fuel that passes through them. If they offer some auxiliary functionality other than that, that'll be news to me. That said, I'm not an expert in these systems. So I fully admit that there could ...
by cgrey8
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Flex fuel sensor questions
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Flex fuel sensor questions

No...at least none sold in the US. The injector size was WAY too small to be FFV capable. Putting the 5.0L in the Explorer in 96 was not a decision Ford wanted to do. They wanted to get the 4.6L into the Mustang since that was a stronger engine and they were having trouble getting the 5.0L to pass i...
by cgrey8
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Flex fuel sensor questions
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Flex fuel sensor questions

If the replacement computer doesn't need it and mechanically, you can plumb around it, then it sounds like you already know your answer. I'm dumbfounded by why it was only the 3.0L Ranger that was ever FFV. The 2.3/2.5L L4s and 4.0L never were. I don't know if the 3.0L was the same engine in some ot...
by cgrey8
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Software Issues & Support
Topic: BE (5.140) Not connecting to TwEECer
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: BE (5.140) Not connecting to TwEECer

I'm new to Win10, but I'm aware that programs and drivers now "want" to be signed so they can be determined whether they are trustworthy or not. The TwEECer driver I used to use YEARS ago way predated this, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's giving trouble. And I believe when I upgraded to my new la...
by cgrey8
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 29
Views: 2075

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

The projector idea is an interesting idea and for others reading this, it's something to be considered for sure. There's no doubt, you will get far better light control with that setup. What makes it less attractive for both my setups was fabri-cobbling together projectors into already expensive aft...
by cgrey8
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 29
Views: 2075

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

A few weekends ago, I again had to drive the other truck down to the Atlanta airport. And while those first set of LED lights work fine for dims, I really am missing not having high beams, if anything, to flash at others that have their high beams on at me. So another set of the same exact model bul...
by cgrey8
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Just installed a wideband and it's showing really lean at idle.
Replies: 40
Views: 815

Re: Just installed a wideband and it's showing really lean at idle.

Exhausts are not a constant pressure system, they pulsate like crazy with periods of high and low pressure. I can't tell from the picture, but it appears as though there's black soot around the connections. If exhaust is getting out, then you can be sure air is getting in.
by cgrey8
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Just installed a wideband and it's showing really lean at idle.
Replies: 40
Views: 815

Re: Just installed a wideband and it's showing really lean at idle.

I don't know anything about slip-fit collectors. But the visual of what that might look like doesn't seem very sealed. If the WB is downstream of the collector, the slip-fit is sloppy, and not followed up with a weld bead, then it might be possible for outside air to get into the exhaust. But again ...
by cgrey8
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Just installed a wideband and it's showing really lean at idle.
Replies: 40
Views: 815

Re: Just installed a wideband and it's showing really lean at idle.

...Once you have the throttle set to give a stabilized fixed RPM, raise the fuel pressure to something like 60psi. Does raising fuel pressure change your manifold vacuum and/or RPM? More importantly, what do each of the possible scenarios mean? The scenarios being: Pressure goes up (less vacuum) Pr...