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  1. 3 points
    As part of our custom operating system we have several features available which can be selected as part of the 5 credit "Standard Custom OS". One of these features is the "Speed Density via Map Sensor" which replaces the intake camshaft Y-Axis on the speed density tables with map pressure. For cars with locked camshafts this converts the speed density system to a traditional style VE table which allows for non linear airflow characteristics which are typical with large camshafts. For the layman this means you can easily fudge the fueling at low map pressures where you may be experiencing oscillation and reversion in the intake. Please note, this is ONLY possible with locked camshafts. If you are running VCT and you use this system and the camshaft goes into a full advance/full retard position due to a failure your fueling will be roughly 10-15% rich or lean as the VE has changed and the speed density system can no longer account for it. If you are using VCT stoppers to limit the range of motion this system may still work acceptably. This system also works for the 5.4 V8s with no VCT To enable this feature you require the workshop edition and a 5 credit "Standard Custom OS". First open the custom operating system wizard. Press Next Now you can enable any other Custom OS features you would like which are discussed in other guides. Press "Check License and Proceed" This will charge you 5 credits total for the vehicle (2 extra on top of the existing 3 credits). On the next page select "Speed Density via MAP Sensor" and press Next You will now see a summary where you can press "Finish". Now all of your speed density tables will have the intake camshaft angle replaced with map pressure. In the example below we have increased the resolution of the table as well which is useful for large camshaft engines spinning to 7250+ rpm. To tune this map we recommend datalogging the intake camshaft position (even though the camshafts are locked). In this example the intake camshaft was found to be measuring ~10 degrees. As the car was already running fairly acceptably at WOT it is recommended to copy the row from the old tune at 10 degrees to every row. As can be seen in the original file we have selected the row. Right clicked "copy" or Ctrl + C Then we opened the new file and pasted this row into the entire table. This must be done for the map slope tables and the map intercept at zero tables which can be seen below. Ensure you manually enter the new rpm columns if you have also changed the resolution. Map Slope Map Intercept Once you have done this to both the Slope of MAP and Map Intercept at Zero tables perform a WOT dyno run and you should observe identical load in the datalogger and identical fueling on your AFR plot as before the change. Once you are confident that the engine is running exactly the same as before you can start "fudging" the low kPa points of the tune where the large camshafts are causing reversion/oscillation and erratic fueling to achieve better drivability. Normally you must tune both the map intercept and the map slope tables. With this patch you can now tune just the map slope table which makes the process much easier. Happy datalogging! Update: For more information on how the factory speed density system works (required for VCT) please read this guide:
  2. 3 points
    Version 1.23 is now out of Beta and can be downloaded from the website. This is primarily a maintenance release including 250+ bug fixes and also includes a number of new datalogging features/improvements. https://www.pcmtec.com/downloads Features: Editor Zoom level (via ctrl + mouse wheel) is now remembered on tables. Right click "Reset zoom state" for the default zoom level. "All Items" has been added back to the history/compare view. This combines PCM and TCM items Data logging Add priority messages menu option Allow user editing unit names for DLP and scalar names for PCM/TCM items. Improved detection of vehicles with corrupted/blank VIN and OSID. Bug Fixes: Editor TCM Recovery mode read (without PCM) would not allow saving now fixed. Issue reading TCM when PCM VIN was corrupted and the OSID was also corrupted. Compare would show ID and not name in some circumstances. Fixes to some allow certain Custom OS scalars to be added to flex/multi tune. Issue with Custom OS Wizard after pressing back/forward multiple time meant the wizard must be exited. Data logging Fix crash during loading layouts with invalid chart slots Fix crash when using parameter not available in current user level Remove spike during recording / playback when changing units Fix crash when zooming Fix parent tickboxes in scalar channel selection tree Fix crash connecting to DLP Fix right click chart replace clearing scalar list Make decimal places in legend match scalar list Keep current selections after changing priority or deleting scalar Fix zoom operations between scalar axis and time axis Fix cursor movements during log playback and large steps in data Fix ID naming in scalar list and chart Fixes for bulk change units operation Loading TCO layout file doesn't adjust min/max ranges DLP range from either lookup table, or range adjust window Fix up log search and recent log list Fix up freeze issues Fix multiple auto saves Remove lags with ticking/unticking items with saved files Fix unit conversion issues Fix pause / resume / clear operations A large number of other bug fixes that occur in very specific scenarios (100+) Future Releases: The Datalogger has a large number of features being developed. Including map tracing, histograms, improvements to charge layouts, alarm banners. Mustang datalogging will be coming soon. Future releases will also include a large update for Mustang and US F150 Support. We will be adding 2.3, 3.5 Ecoboost and 5.0 alpha support across the entire US/AUS/EUR Mustang and F150 range in the coming months. The editor will continue to receive new features as well such as 3D charts and other optimisations. We also have an employee working on a Custom OS for the Mustang/F150 platform which will include our multi map support. This will be coming hopefully around Christmas/New Year in it's first beta iteration.
  3. 2 points
    Yeh nar Mk2 onwards has Driveline protection which PCMtech has mapped, not all Strategies have it But it’s there and this is what you’re actually seeing and not limited too F6 variants Have multiple FG F6 Mk2’s and FGX customers who love 4th gear ZF action Jus sayn
  4. 1 point
    It is becoming increasingly common for customers to convert NA Falcons to Turbo. When the entire drive train and all modules are swapped this is relatively easy, the problem occurs when customers add a turbo to an NA engine swapping the PCM only, leaving the NA ABS module. Previously the advice was to source a turbo ABS module from the same vehicle, or attempt to reprogram it with Ford IDS which is fairly tricky. Recently there have been updates to Forscan which allow editing the ABS module as built data. As such you can change a non turbo ABS module to a turbo ABS module. One customer has recently tested this on a Mk1 NA FG automatic ZF 6 speed which had a turbo PCM, TCM installed but the NA ABS module was left in the car. To reprogram the ABS module we installed Forscan with an extended functionality license (Very cheap and a great product!) and saved the NA ABS module as built data as a backup. The customer then connected to a Mk1 FG Turbo ZF 6 speed and downloaded the as built data. The turbo as built data was then uploaded to the NA conversion vehicle and voila, no more ABS fault. Please be aware if this is done wrong you may be left with a non functional ABS system. Process we followed is below: Download Forscan here: https://forscan.org/download.html Then connect to the vehicle. Select Configuration and Programming and select the ABS module. Now "Save All" the as-built data. Follow the same steps on the turbo vehicle. Now "Load All" and "Write All" the as built file from the turbo vehicle on the converted NA vehicle and restore the data. If you have any issues you can always restore your backup. If you have a manual BF or an auto Mk1 FG you can use the supplied files below AT YOUR OWN RISK. Now please ensure you test these changes in a safe environment on an engine dyno if possible. Also test your ABS still functions correctly afterwards in a safe environment. There is no guarantees with this process however it appears to work on the FG Mk1 Series of vehicles which has been tested. As built data can be downloaded below: FG Mk1 ZF6 Turbo as built FG-Mk1-XR6T-ZF6_Turbo_ABS.abt FG Mk1 ZF6 NA as built FG-Mk1-NA-ZF6_ABS.abt BF Mk2 6 Speed Manual Turbo as built BF 6 Speed Manual ABS.abt Anyone who has the following and can please read and upload your as built files from your ABS modules it would be muchly appreciated. Please note the model (eg ute, sedan, g6 etc). This will greatly assist others if you can share this information. BA Manual BA Auto Turbo BF Auto Turbo FG Mk1 Manual Turbo FG Mk2 Manual Turbo FG Mk2 Auto Turbo
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    You won't be able to see anything. If you open the tuner locked file the navigator will be empty like this. If you attempt to compare the file you will see this.
  6. 1 point
    It's the bleed valve that is open /closed and indirectly the waste gate. 1.0 is 100% duty and hence maximum bypass or keeping the wastegate as closed as possible.
  7. 1 point
    Nice work @Puffwagon that should get a lot of people heading in the right direction.
  8. 1 point
    I've attached a parameter file to this post which has the cold start settings for my territory on e85. The changes are to fuel cranking lambda, fuel base cold and fuel base cold decay. Worth noting is that although I have the decay set to a minute, my tune will switch to closed loop after 30 seconds. I might need to extend it but haven't had a play with it yet. The car started at 8C this morning with the attached settings. E85 cold start settings, fuel cranking lambda, fuel base cold and fuel base cold decay.param
  9. 1 point
    Guide on how to disable it here https://forum.pcmtec.com/topic/12-howto-stall-up-your-automatic/
  10. 1 point
    cheers heaps roland ill have a look when i get the chance. heres a couple quick videos of it working. phones shit but you can just hear it 😂 video-1594965147.mp4 video-1594965131.mp4
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    Try an MS Can ELM327 cable, a lot of those modules are not on the high speed bus.
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    I am no means an expert and happy to be corrected on anything I say. Mk2 & FGX run a different ABS unit "Bosch 9" from memory and the calibration comes from the Central Car Config. From what I understand, all modules are the same with an internal YAW sensor. Above is from a Forscan session connected to a FGX. Mk2's are the same. And below is a snippet from IDS showing the CCC data from a Mk2 F6. I have yet to install a latter module ABS unit to my Mk1 FG, so I haven't tested the init/relearn function as Ford changed the plug unfortunately. But will update this thread when I do.
  14. 1 point
    Have a read of these two guides.
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    Just to update, if you modify the idle spark tables (normally have values of 60deg) it will change the idle spark value. Say if you set it to 10 deg, it will command 10 deg and adjust throttle to keep it at 10 deg idle spark
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    As an example of torque reduction, I tried loading the car up on the brake in 3rd gear at low rpm, before logging the run. The car felt very sluggish compared to just planting it with no brake boosting. When I reviewed the log, the throttle wasn't fully open until just after 4000rpm, which showed as a massive dip in the virtual dyno graph I made. I haven't gotten around to removing any torque reductions yet and I'm ok with that, as it rarely affects how the car drives, but in your case 20% throttle clearly needs sorting out.
  18. 1 point
    Always log torque source. It is the most important thing to log. Also log map pressure you could have an intake pipe sucking shut.
  19. 1 point
    Unsure? I will log that tomorrow and see if that is happening. Thanks
  20. 1 point
    Is the throttle blade staying completely open while this is happening? The only way I can think of making 3 pounds at WOT via the tune is for the throttle to be closed for torque reduction.
  21. 1 point
    Sprint is complicated as it has overboost and boost by gear from factory. You are best off disabling all of the temporary overboost multiplier tables and boost by gear tables then enabling our custom os boost by gear tables. The factory ones work off timers and will only run for a few seconds.
  22. 1 point
    For shits and giggles: BA BF SX SY Falcon Territory CAN-IDs Lukeyson
  23. 1 point
    Version 1.22 is now out of beta and has been released. Download here for registered users. https://www.pcmtec.com/downloads Version 1.22 brings the following new features. Custom Operating System Chime fix. The custom operating system no longer shows the "low oil pressure" and "charge fault" warnings during the dash sweep. To enable this new function please open your existing file, open the custom operating system, press next all the way to the end re-creating the file (this updates the firmware) and the new file will automatically have this update applied. Datalogging: The datalogging package has had a huge number of improvements and bug fixes over the past few months. If you used the earlier beta please download this update. Some of these features include the following: ZF Datalogging (templates are in alpha status with almost 4k parameters available to log) Configurable units Configurable scales Exportable layout files Auto range improvements Auto connection of vehicle and auto re-connect on key cycle/flashing etc. Poll rate of single rate DMRs massively improved (poll rate can be see via right clicking, column chooser, selecting rate) Fixes for auto range, zooming, changing units, auto connect, enumerated display Unlimited number of channels can be logged (update rate slows the more you add) DLP 8 Channel Analog Digital (DLP-IO8-G) added with voltage lookup table and configurable units Ability to sort scalar list entries, adjust number of decimals Right click assign chart positions for each channel Added playback mode Ability to press/hold cursor keys or mouse to move through log when paused or on playback modes Fix for logs over 1 hour long Ability to auto pause logging, and resume between doing PCM flashes automatically allowing seamless logging, flashing, logging, etc A huge number of bug fixes and performance related improvements. The datalogging package is still under going many new features with Mustang datalogging coming soon, histograms, map tracing, gauges, alarms and warning banners. There are many new shortcut keys documented here: Editor Changes The editor has had a round of performance and memory usage updates. This will improve the performance on older laptops, especially with the Custom OS Wizard. Colour Changes Scalars/Tables that are different to stock are now shown with a red icon in the navigator, this makes it easy to quickly identify which parts of the tune have been modified. Delta Colour Mode A new delta colour mode has been added. This mode shows stock values in green, values that are less than stock in blue and values that are larger than stock in red. The colour range changes depending on how far away from stock the value is. The original colour mode can be switched back on via right clicking and unchecking "Use Delta Colour Style" The Delta colour style can also be modified here if needed. User Information User information is now stored inside TEC files. Detailed information allows full rich text editing including photos, images etc. In this example we have stored a dyno print out in the TEC file. Coming in future versions: Datalogger Updates Histograms Scatter plots Map Tracing Gauges Alarms and Alarm Banners Mustang Support. We currently have alpha support for 2015-2020 5.0 Mustangs with full read/write support including partial write on the 2018+ models. For example we have almost 32,000 scalars and tables mapped in the 2018 10 speed auto 5.0 which we will be automating to map to a similar level across all strategies. This will allow for OEM level tuning access to this platform. Templates are still in alpha status and we are making progress weekly on these. We will be contacting workshops once these are in beta status and ready for use. The alpha support for this is available in 1.22 for those with the Workshop package who wish to view their existing tunes. We also have a new employee who is working on a custom operating system for the Mustang platform. This will ultimately bring similar features as the Falcon to the Mustang platform. Including live multi tune selection (MFT), proper flex fuel support (eg ethanol sensor) and many other features. We are hoping to have this available in some form by early 2021.
  24. 1 point
    Set the following to No Error auF2164 P0136 - Oxygen Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 2) auF1845 P0138 - Oxygen Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 2) auF1127 P0141 - Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 2) If you have a V8 you need to set the Bank 2 Sensor 2 as well. Then to disable the rear o2 logic itself set the following to 1 auF2440 Calibration switch that will disable FAOSC (DISABLE ->1 or ENABLE -> 0 ) If you want to disable the heater output for the rear O2 sensor (eg you have the plug chopped off or some other reason) then you can set the following to 0 for the appropriate sensor auF12158 EGO heater hardware present switch array.
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    Hmmm, very interesting topic this one. So I'm not sure if you are aware but in the FPV FG F6 MK2, The ABS module will not let you turn DSC off even though you can see as part of the tune file that you just need to hold the button for 10 seconds. This does absolutely nothing. DSC is on permanently either way and if you even try to steer away the yore sensor will also cut power. They did this to keep the 5 star ANCAP rating but it is F#$king dangerous. If you do lose control of the car, the car just cut power whether you have Traction Control on or off and straightens up the car. It doesn't know where it is straightening the car up to though and if you are sideways, you are now heading straight for the gutter, trees or wherever the car happens to be pointing. Hence, extremely dangerous. I have noticed that if you do manage to do a burn out because the throttle body cut has been turned off thru tuning that you can do this in a straight line as the yore sensor with cut power and also you are restricted to 2 gears. If you start in first gear, it will let you change to second gear and continue the burnout but as soon as you hit third gear, power is cut. If you start the burnout in second gear, you can change to third gear but then once you hit 4th gear, the power is cut. I think the power is also cut once you reach the limit of either second or third gear depending on which gear you lost traction in to start with. It makes me curious if you could put the settings of a FPV FG F6 MK1 which does allow DSC to be turned off into the MK2 and realistically make the car safer. On a side note to that, I also have an FGX XR6 Turbo and it will allow you to do a burnout in first gear only where as the FPV FG F6 MK2 will not allow you to do a burnout in first gear as it shuts the throttle body. The FGX shuts the throttle body as soon as you hit 2nd gear or you reach the end of first gears speed/capability. The yore sensor will even allow you to steer completely sideways as long as you stay in first gear but again you are unable to turn DSC off at all. Yes I realise this all sounds a bit hoon like but for me it is more about making the car safer and also has its applications on the track. On the drag strip, you need to pull out a whole heap of fuses just to do the burn out with your foot on the brake at the same time In the FPV FG MK2 F6. The fuses pulled are all to do with ABS so that DSC is not enabled which is really a pain in the arse and the dash is lit up like a Christmas tree because of all the failed modules from pulling all the fuses under the hood and in the cabin. It would be so much easier just to hold the button for traction control and DSC for 3 seconds which will turn DSC of in the FG MK1 than pulling fuses. It would also mean that if you are doing some kind of track work that you still have ABS for safety which you lose when you pull all the fuses. Thoughs???
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