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    There is a new 1.22 beta on the website. This is almost finished our QA process and will become the 1.22 final release in the next week or so. So far there are a few quirks left however no breaking bugs that we have found. Once we finish QA we will do a short write up of the new features and improvements. In short we have added the following: ZF Datalogging (templates need a lot of work still, everything is mapped however the units and descriptions are still unknown for a large percentage of items). Configurable units Configurable scales Auto range improvements Auto re-connect on key cycle/flashing etc. Massively number of bug fixes and performance improvements in the back end. Poll rate of single rate DMRs (eg when you poll more than 15) doubled. Can be viewed using column chooser -> then selecting "Rate" this will give you the number of updates per second. Known issues which will be resolved before the final release: Changing units mid datalog causes a temporary spike in values Bulk unit change from the menu resets axis min/max ranges. Auto connect and then immediately key cycling causes no data to be shown and a manual reconnect is needed. Page up/down on cam angles increments too slowly. Fixed by manually changing the axis at least once. A few quirks with auto-range Please press the shortcuts button to see a list of keyboard shortcuts. You can now configure ranges by right clicking on the axis as well. This release should be a HUGE improvement on what you are using now. If you download it please give us any feedback you have, anything you believe is a bug please report.
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    Introduction The data logger is build into the PCMTEC editor, and allows you to seamlessly log your vehicle, and switch between the Nagivator and Flashing windows during a logging session, and then continue logging after reflashing and restarting the vehicle. Once the Datalogger windows is opened, and the vehicle ignition turned on, the data logger will automatically connect to the Vehicle PCM: Vehicles with a ZF automatic transmission can connect also the the transmission, using the 'Trans' button External logging for recording AFRs, boost pressure or other user defined variables can be done using the DLP IO8-G Analogue/Digitial converter. This is covered in another HOWTO here Selecting Channels Use the Channels tab to select which Scalars you wish to view in the chart. Whilst the chart itself can display upto 16 channels (comrised of 4 charts, with 4 slots per chart), extra channels can be logged and saved and reviewed later on. These can be selected live whilst connected to the PCM and TCM (ZF) and are then added to the logging session. Clicking on the Scalars tab displays the currently selected items. Anything greyed out is not displayed on the chart, but can be added using the right click menu Allocating Chart Items Right click and select a Chart item to allocated TQ_ETC_SRC to Chart 4 / Slot 1 for example Otherwise use Multi Chart add to quickly add to the next available slot (if any are available) That now displays in our chart Using Scalar Delete will remove items from the chart, but they will still be recorded as part of the logging session Using Chart Remove will free up the slot on the chart, but keep logging it and displayed in the Scalar section (greyed out) Adjusting Ranges There are several methods to adjust ranges of scalars from their defaults: 1. Right click Scalar and adjust range 2. Click and use the Zoom +/- buttons 3. Hover the axis and use the mouse scroll button, and adjust by hold and move up / down 4. Otherwise click the axis and use CTRL PAGE / CTRL DOWN keys Use the PAGE UP / PAGE DOWN keys to adjust the position of the axis 5. Right click the axis and adjust the range using the window All range adjustments are saved, and can be stored in the save Layout feature Sorting Scalar items list By default all items are sorted into their 'parent' groups, matching the Channel tree. If you Right click and disable 'auto sort' you can custom configure the ordering of the 'Scalars list' Here I used CTRL UP and CTRL DOWN to move the scalar items with all temperature scalars positioned together Enumerated Items Some chart items like FUEL_SOURCE and TQ_ETC_SRC have meanings attached to the values, these are enumerated items. You can display the raw value by unticking the Enumerated tickbox Update rates Whilst there are no limitations on the number of channels you can log, on BA all channels will be 'polled'. Adding more channels will gradually reduce the update rate. On vehicles BF upwards, rapid packet reading is available for upto at least 15 DMRs and then polling available on top of this. If one of the channels you have selected requires a faster update rate, it can be forced to use rapid packet by selecting High Priority for that channel The priority tickbox (left of the Scalar name) will be enabled for those High priority items you have selected. If none are selected then at least the 15 first DMRs in the list will be used for rapid packet. Layout Load / Save Use the Save / Load / Load append layout buttons (also available from the File menu) to keep a copy of your current chart configuration, including the items ticked, their chart slot and their ranges Load append will add extra chart items to your current chart (ticked and their position if available) if they were not ticked previously. Note: Where a slot is already used, these will be ignored and not displayed Layout files are saved in the PCMTec/Logging layouts folder, and saved as TLO files Pause / Start / Clear buttons During logging you can pause the live log updates (logging will still happen in the background) and then review your current log by moving the blue cursor You can drag the cursor with the LHS mouse button and moving the mouse, or using the LEFT / RIGHT cursor keys. Holding the cursor keys will flip through the log page by page as it scrolls through the log. The legend/scalar values will update showing the current values at the cursor, even during a live logging session. Clear button will clear out the current log. If the logging is over 10 seconds then you will be prompted if you want to keep the log. Logs are auto saved in case you wish to retrieve something later, then check out the auto save folder Loading and Saving Logs Use the Save icon to save your log as a TECLOG or CSV file (for loading into other software like MegaLogViewer for example) Open the file will start in the PCMTec/Data logs folder, where your save files are located CSV files from PCMTEC as well as other Ford tuning software export CSV format, are supported by the data logger for playback mode In playback mode, you can press Start to begin playback, and pause to stop. Display Options Smoothing: is on by default and will remove some of "stair casing" of the chart data Auto range: is off by default. This will adjust the chart range based on what has been logged so far (or the range during playback). Turning on will adjust the range to fit the current screen you see: Auto scroll: will stop the chart scrolling if unticked Legend: when unticked will hide the legend window if required Adjusting units Units must be adjusted whilst the PCM is disconnected. When doing this, the charts will be auto scaled to the new units type (for example from deg F to deg C) Either adjust individually, from the Units dropdown: Or adjust everything from bulk change: Zooming The time axis can be zoomed in and out using the scroll wheel on the mouse, when hovered over the main chart. Either zoom to the Left or Right hand side of the chart, upto a maximum of 1/8 second zoom level. Using the keyboard, using UP and DOWN arrow keys will also perform similar zoom functions Full short cut keys are available with F1 or the Shortcuts icon Full short cut keys descriptions are in this HOWTO
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    We are looking into adding some of the Workshop parameters to Pro version, so will update once that has been done (in 1.23 release coming up)
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    Just checked through these today and at this time Pro and Enthusiast have the same list of DMRs. Only Workshop contains the extra parameters
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    Change your axis scaling so you can see the actual values.
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    Replacing the ABS module will not solve the concern. The CCC (Central Car Configuration) Block needs to be modified. I have just helped complete this conversion on an FGX EcoLPI ute and know it is possible. https://www.facebook.com/WhitefordTech
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    fuel definitely needs a tidy up and boost can be a tad higher, 320rwk is what i would see from these mods everyday of the week on my dyno too. cam timing can stay stock to achieve this, ideally end spark timing at 10-12 deg throught the run. target 12 to 11.8 at the tailpipe is usually what i run which is plenty safe. ramp up to 16-15 psi with a slow taper off down t 13 toward 6000rpm. using open loop control if you ramp the boost a little later instead of straight away it will shoot the power higher and give more of a flatter tq curve. on the autos this still makes the car feel great to drive, in the manuals though ramping boost later will be sluggish to drive.
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    just a chime in, but im running a BA turbo with monstrous boost levels and big camshafts so im choosing to run open loop full time set auF2543 FUEL OVRD SWITCH to 1 make sure auF1545 FUEL OLCL SWITCH is set at 1 bang full time open loop
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    New datalogger beta is available on the website. Shortcut keys are documented here
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    Data Logger: DLP A/D converter More info https://www.dlpdesign.com/usb/io8.shtml and purchase here https://au.mouser.com/_/?Keyword=DLP-IO8-G Top section Vehicle: Connect/disconnect the PCM Trans: Connect/disconnect the ZF Transmission DLP: Connect/disconnect the DLP-IO8-G converter Start/Pause: Start / Pause live logging or playback. During pause mode you can scroll through the log whilst still recording live data Clear: Clear the current log file Smoothing: For decimal Scalar items will interpolate between read-in values to smooth the output file. Auto range: When enable will automatically scale Scalar to what is on the screen, rather than the user log range, or the range of what has been received during logging Auto scroll: Keep scrolling during live logging Legend: Hides the transparent legend box if disabled Logger section Up (or Mouse wheel up) : will zoom in on the time axis (or the Scalar axis if hovered over) Down (or Mouse wheel down) : will zoom out on the time axis (or the Scalar axis if hovered over) Left / Right : will move the blue cursor through the log. Hold down to speed step through the log Page Up / Page Down: Click on the Scalar axis to select which one you want to move, then these keys will shift it up / down Ctrl + Page Up : will zoom in on the selected Scalar axis Ctrl + Page Down : will zoom out on the selected Scalar axis Right click scalar: Adjust the min/max range of the Scalar Scalar section Keys: Up / Down: will move through the scalar list Ctrl + Up: will move the current Scalar item up the list (if sorting off) Ctrl + Down: will move the current Scalar item down the list (if sorting off) Del: will remove the current scalar from the logger Buttons: + / - Decimals: Increases / decreases the number of decimal places for the selected Scalar X Remove: Performs a scalar delete, removing the item from logging Scalar list and log display + / - Zoom: Zooms in /out the range the selected Scalar Show ID: Switch between full name and ID of the Scalar Shortcuts / F1: Display these keyboard shortcuts Save / Load / Load Append Layout: Save and load the current chart layout. Also loads/saves user set unit ranges. *Append will add any extra chart items not in the current scalar list Right Click Menu Displays context menu with the following options: Chart 1-4: Move the current Scalar to the selected chart Multi chart add: If you have multiple Scalars selected, automatically assign them a chart slot (if availalble) Chart remove: Removes the item from the log display, but keeps logging it in the Scalar list Scalar delete: Removes the item from logging Scalar list and log display Auto sort: Sorts items into groups. Otherwise if off, then user can sort items and save/load these layouts Adjust range: Adjust the min/max range of the Scalar High priority: Increases the read rate of the selected scalar. Normally the first 15 high priority scalars are at a higher rate, depending on PCM model Enumerated: Switch between word display of item (such as Torque Source) and the raw number value Equation: Edit the equation for the Scalar (only for DLP which converts raw volts into custom units)
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    Can you take a video and send us a teclog file showing that they don't read? Send it via PM or to support@pcmtec.com Can you also save your tec layout file, then remove all parameters except for those two (using the delete key) and let us know if they do start reading?
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    Add more decimals with the decimal button.
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    The issue is resolved in the new beta which we are testing. Hopefully due out next week if all goes well.
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    11.5 should be a good target with some room for error. I have no idea what you've done to your boost levels to get them higher than stock. A datalog of cam timing, wastegate duty, spark, final lambda, torque source, throttle would tell the full story. You probably have room to improve with the cam timing and making sure you aren't getting any throttle closure due to torque sources.
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    Datalog your cam timing on the run. A lot of people run open loop boost but forget to zero the vct adders which kills power. You are also way too lean at peak torque.
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    For anyone else, who could not get this working in 1.22beta. Miscellaneous -> N (engine speed RPM) N also seems to be what is referenced in the tune for RPM through out.
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    What brought this thread about? I'm guessing someone's bought a workshop version of PCMTec and is doing Macca's tunes and doesn't know what to charge 🤑
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    This guide is designed for Mk1 FG 4L I6 vehicles (V8 OS doesn't need changing) that are using an operating system other than HAEE3/HAEE4 and want to upgrade to a Custom Operating System with extra tables such as the MFT (Multi Flash Tune) or Flex Fuel system. The reason the Mk1 FG's must be upgraded to this operating system is due to the fact that the early Mk1 FGs came with a 5 speed automatic transmission (5R55) which was controlled by the PCM and not via a separate TCM like the 6 speed ZF, this code is present regardless of if the vehicle is a Manual or 6 Speed ZF. As the 5R55 assembly code is very large and leaves almost no spare ROM within the PCM we have to upgrade the OS to one that does not contain the 5R55 code. This also means that only manual and ZF 6 speed Mk1 FGs can have the Custom Operating System enabled. Cost: Normally changing operating system would cost an additional 2 credits, in the case of upgrading to HAEE3/HAEE4 and then enabling the Custom Operating System an automatic discount will be calculated which will subtract 2 credits from the total fee to make up for the upgrade. Step 1. Open the custom operating system wizard: Press Next You will now see a HAEE Conversion wizard button if you have a HAED* operating system. Press "HAEE Conversion Wizard" The wizard will then automatically find a matching operating system. Press Next The wizard will then ask you to review all the changes you made to the previous file and copy them across for you. This is a good opportunity to review the tune and unselect any changes you do not want to remain in the new file. Press "Apply Changes and Close" You will then be prompted to save the new file. Next license the file (these credits will be deducted from the total when finally setting up a multi tune). Now before creating a custom operating system you must flash this file into the vehicle and verify that the vehicle operates as it did before the upgrade. This means checking for any DTC codes such as ABS/DSC faults, ensuring the TCM is not in limp mode (stuck in 3rd gear) and that the cruise control operates. If any of these do not operate you will need to re-do this process using the manual conversion process and select a different base operating system strategy as found here:
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