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  1. We are happy to announce we are finally into version 1.xx and have removed the Beta title! This is thanks to our QA team (Andrei) who has spent the past few months going through the software finding as many bugs and usability issues as possible. Version 1.11 brings the following new features. User Configurable Units After many requests we have now implemented dynamic units which will now let you use metric units instead of imperial! This is thanks to Scott who has spent the past two months implementing this feature. When opening a 2D table you will see the following new opt
    8 points
  2. Data logger development is back underway. We now have dynamic logging where you can select/deselect channels in the middle of a log. The video is mainly to demonstrate the mouse pan/zoom features which does away with the need for a manual axis setup which can be very time consuming to set up. The layout will still be changed quite a bit. Ultimately we will be aiming for a layout similar to the mockup below with 4 main charts each with 4 (standard) or up to 8 traces per chart. The current value and label will be shown on the side. There will also be a grid view with all active scalar value
    7 points
  3. FYI Datalogging is close to release now. Keep an eye on the forums and the facebook page for updates.
    7 points
  4. We have been busy working on a few projects in the background (cruise control multi tunes, datalogging) with one of the projects being Mustang support. We have implemented read-write support for the Tricore TC1791 controller used in the 2015-2017 Mustangs with the new Tricore TC29x Aurix processor being worked on shortly (2017-2019). Ecoboost MDG1 processor support will come later if the demand is there. We have started mapping the Mustang and here is a sneak preview of what we will aim to offer. Partial write. This should be capable of dropping the Mustang write time from 50 s
    5 points
  5. If you have a freshly rebuilt box with extra clutch packs you will find that the car bangs into gears and is generally horrible to drive. This is as the adaptive learning has to unlearn the clutch wear. It takes approximately ~1500km of light cruising to achieve this. We believe the learning algorithm learns forward (eg learns worn clutches) much faster than it learns in reverse, this is as logically a clutch can't become "unworn" so the algorithm probably was not programmed with this in mind. To disable the long term learning algorithm set ZF03182 to 0 To reset the long term learnin
    5 points
  6. Hey Guys, I do a few conversions (Auto > Manual, N/A > Turbo) and thought this info may be helpful to anyone interested in this type of thing. There are many variables that effect the outcome of a conversion and not all can be predicted but here are some that I have encountered recently and the way to effectively deal with them for your customers. It’s very important to understand that no single program can do all of this. You will be able to set some configurations with PCMTec however, as it was never designed for conversions some vehicles may require other software suc
    5 points
  7. Here is the 1st to 2nd and 2nd to first shifts pressures explained. From here you should be able to work out the rest of the gears. To speed up the shift time you increase the shift pressure. You would normally only change the disengage (also know as off going) pressure if a gearbox has been build poorly and has trouble disengaging the gears. This guide is a draft, please do not take it as a gospel. UPSHIFT ZF00567 Shift pressure 12 Pressure applied to 1st gear clutch to disengage 1st gear on upshift ZF00603 Shift pressure tables 12 Pressure applied to 2nd gear clutch to
    5 points
  8. 0.75 has been officially released as of Saturday 19/1/19 Please download the official non beta update from out website below: https://www.pcmtec.com/downloads If you have been using an intermediate release that we have sent you previously (even today!) please update to the version on the website as it includes some minor changes. New features: Custom Operating System Custom Operating system is now available via the editor. This means you can enable a Custom OS via a drop down menu system. You can change the following items: You can read more about how t
    5 points
  9. If you wish to trim individual cylinders due to one cylinder running hotter than the other there are two global fuel and spark modifiers you can change. auF12418 "Calibration adders to spark angle for development and testing purposes" This value will be added to the final spark value per cylinder. Eg to remove 1 degree of timing from cylinder 6 you would change this table to the following: auF10362 "Fuel modifier per cylinder" This is a simple multiplier for the commanded fuel mass. Eg to run one cylinder 5% leaner you would modify the table by the following amount.
    5 points
  10. From the factory the Ford Falcon utilises a fairly aggressive throttle cut traction control. This is great for when your grandparents are driving in the rain with standard power. With 300rwkw+ this becomes quite useless and most people turn it off as it allows lots of wheel spin, then kicks in shutting the throttle completely which doesn't make for a predictable or fast car. What is not commonly known is the standard traction control system isn't just a throttle cut, it uses enleanment (or enrichment if you modify it), spark retard and throttle cut. For a performance application we c
    4 points
  11. Another beautiful and useful tool for conversions is the VID editor. We will use a Differential swap as the example. If you come across a vehicle that has had a differential changed from 2.73 to 3.73, here are the parameters that will need to be changed to ensure the transmission operates correctly and speedo accuracy. The speedometer can be over 20kmh out when changing the differential ratio if these parameters are not changed. First you will need to change AUF0394 to the correct ratio. Second is within the VID Block Editing itself, here you will find the Axle Ratio. This
    4 points
  12. Do you find yourself resorting to excel spreadsheets or using lots of educated guesswork when re-scaling axes? Now you don't have to with our automatic axis re-scale wizard which will re-interpolate tables for you. This is extremely useful for changing the resolution of various tables (such as spark). By using this wizard you no longer have to manually reinterpolate spark tables. For example we will show the stock BF XR6T spark table below. Now lets say we want to get more resolution in the upper loads and less in the lower loads. First step is to modify the load axi
    4 points
  13. Too busy getting the major update for Custom OS/Tuner lock etc all completed. Datalogging will come out after that is done. We already have working datalogging but we won't release it to the public until it is more polished, otherwise we will be inundated with support requests for items we already know are not finished/working. We will post in here as soon as it is ready.
    4 points
  14. Just thought I would give yous a little update and give you some more information on shift patterns as it may help some of yous out. After having a look at the standard ZF tune that comes in my FG F6, FG XR6T and a FG GT that I recently had a play with, it appears that Drive and Performance modes shift patterns are constant between the three of them, so if "x" shift pattern was a drive mode on the F6 it was also a drive mode on the GT & XR6T and same as performance modes. The difference I found was that shift pattern 35 through to 38 on the GT are Limp modes. The table below is shift
    4 points
  15. If we get enough demand we will do a CAN based IO extender for the PCM. You could do a lot with this. Right now we've picked off all the low hanging fruit so we will see how many people start asking for other features. Right now focus is on getting the custom OS stuff into the editor and getting the datalogger released.
    4 points
  16. This is what we are working on at the moment for the first iteration. Will allow you to tick/untick items and have them automatically appear in the graph. Still a a fair bit of working cleaning up the theme and fonts.
    4 points
  17. This is a guide to set up a ghost cam on a BF/FG. This involves understanding how the VCT system in the falcon works. NOTE. This is NOT emissions compliant. This cannot be done on a road car, it must be for vehicles that are used on a racetrack or a powercruise event etc. This is the same as using aftermarket cam shafts. The unburnt fuel will not be cleaned up by the catalytic converter and you will be releasing high levels of carbon monoxide (NOx should be quite low as it is running rich, not lean). Do not leave your car idling in a shed with poor ventilation. E85 is much safer than Petr
    3 points
  18. Here are some early screenshots showing the Datalogger version 2. This has map tracing, histograms/scatterplot and a new revamped UI. Here is an example showing a line trace over a spark multiplier map with a histogram showing min/max/avg spark values below. You can instantly create the histogram with axis pulled from a table by simply highlighting a section of the log and clicking add map trace. Here is a screenshot of the new UI which will show min/max/avg on the left hand side of the selected area. There is also a new scroll bar which shows the rpm trace making it easy to fin
    3 points
  19. It will be a 2 part course, one for engine tuning one for ZF tuning. It will be produced in a document form that you can view within the editor (still working out the details) and eventually there will be an in person course run that can be attended in VIC. It will be run by Dave Symons at DSR Performance. Initially the in person training it will be offered to workshops however they will most likely offer it to DIY once the first. The documentation will most likely be something you can purchase or comes included depending on the package, we are still working out the details. The trai
    3 points
  20. 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 exp
    3 points
  21. 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 name
    3 points
  22. Part 1 Basic Speed Density tuning and LOAD calculation In this guide we will explain the basics of Speed Density (SD) tuning and then go further into detail. The basic level (Slope tuning) is probably enough for most tuners to get their vehicles set up to a high specification. In general if you have not really modified the vehicle heavily your speed density tables should be well set up by Ford and you may only be seeing areas outside the normal because of injector scaling being out. You should start with your injectors dialed in to a high level and they should be dialed in on a stock
    3 points
  23. Flex Fuel is now available for your Falcon using the stock PCM coupled with our custom operating system. The flex fuel custom OS utilises the second O2 sensor on BF/FG as the flex fuel sensor input. This will require a converter (zeitronix or other) to convert the standard flex fuel PWM signal into a 0-5v signal. Pirotta Performance has developed a plug in loom for the O2 sensor for this purpose. The BA Falcon uses the boost sensor input. The operating system works by duplicating the main boost, spark, fuel and cranking tables. The OS then blends between the standard map (9
    3 points
  24. For our internal QA we have built a simple canbus dash emulator. As the Mk2 FG uses a canbus dash this means we can emulate the cruise control buttons via canbus to do an end to end test of the multi tune system. This program doesn't use any of our source code and instead uses an open source J2534 library https://github.com/BrianHumlicek/J2534-Sharp We are also using a free version of the Arction WPF Gauge library so this program can be freely distributed. https://www.arction.com/free-gauges/ Here is a video of the emulator in action. This might be useful for anyone w
    3 points
  25. Sorry i hadn't seen this early. Having a dyno graph to go along with a tune is pretty handy. So first off, fueling. I can see you're using a combination of injector scaling and base fuel tables to "fudge" the AFRs to your desired 11.5. Nothing wrong with this if you've found something thats worked now. I recommend using the injectors slopes and deadtimes if you can get/find them. You have 1250CC injectors. If they are the Bosch 1250cc injectors they run at about 1370cc / min @ 400 kPa / 4 Bar in our cars. These are about 120lb injectors, your high slope is equivalent of ~300lb.
    3 points
  26. For shits and giggles: BA BF SX SY Falcon Territory CAN-IDs Lukeyson
    3 points
  27. Road map for the datalogger is as follows: Mustang logging support. Alarm banners Digital/analog guages Histograms/Scatterplots (that auto populate the axis from tables) Map tracing Time estimates are basically impossible for us to give as there are just so many unknowns with software development. I'm hoping towards the end of the year we would have the above complete but that's a guess at best, it could be sooner or later.
    3 points
  28. Merry Xmas ya bunch of Ford tuners 😘
    3 points
  29. recently did a track day and people were commenting on another barras decel pop, so i asked the guy and he said his tuner set 10deg on decel. i had a quick play with mine and for the video had the higher rpm set to -2 I could notice it at 10, at -2 it was verry noticable...i ended up leaving it at 6 and it was fine for me....this was straight thro exhaust and e85. after reading the antilag thread i might try and give the 2-3k range bulk fuel and max spark clip to see it it helps spool the turbo, might be a while before i see the track again for testing tho.
    3 points
  30. A few people have asked about Spark so here is a brief explanation of how the ford spark is calculated. The parameter IDs are for BF. FG has more adders as well. The final commanded spark is a combination of multiple tables. This is not an exhaustive list however this is the ones you need to look at. Borderline Knock - auF16593 (this is the maximum spark before the engine will knock) MBT Spark - auF16630 (this is the maximum spark before you stop increasing torque) Coolant temp MBT adjustment - auF2433 Spark ECT Correction - auF0222 This retards timing when your coolan
    3 points
  31. www.pcmtec.com/downloads Beta is now publicly available. If you have a previous private beta please install this version over the top as it has a large number of bug fixes and improvements.
    3 points
  32. Hi Guys, Just thought i'd list what i'm using in the data logger and what i think they do for anyone looking for a little pointer when just starting out. Very Basics here. I've been struggling to get wastegate DC to log both these dont seem to record anything. Anybody else have any luck or using different PIDs/DMRs Otherwise datalogging has been going well with the 1.21 version. Doesnt take very long to work everything out as is very intuitive. If anything above looks incorrect or others have found additional useful DMRs, please share.
    3 points
  33. If you don't have any luck on the Terri just drop us an email. Would be the first failure I've seen in many sales. PS: for anyone in doubt about whether they're Genuine, the authenticity of the units we sell can be validated by checking the serial number on the unit with Tactrix themselves. Cheers, Jason
    3 points
  34. I was discussing with someone how a larger turbo makes more power than a smaller one on the same boost pressure. Basically it comes down to lots of factors but the main one is reduced backpressure and heat. Anyway as I was trying to work out how much the aircharge changes based on turbo size I found this really good write up on air charge estimation from a PHD thesis. Looks like a really good read if you have time and are interested in the physics behind how the speed density models work. https://www.vehicular.isy.liu.se/Publications/PhD/05_PhD_989_PA.pdf 05_PhD_989_PA.pdf
    3 points
  35. PCMTec Custom OS includes the following features: TMAP Switch Table Input change Table Resize Dual Map / Flex Fuel With more features to come. I will go over what each feature provides and a little insight on how it works to help you iunderstand what can be done. TMAP Switch: Many tuners are experiencing issues with the current 4/3.5 bar Bosch TMAP sensors. Basically the problem is that they generally only read down to about 35 Kpa whereas the factory 2.5 bar sensor will read down to about 12Kpa. Usual symptoms are the car will stall coming up to a round
    3 points
  36. Further testing required but to disable traction control in a MK 2 FG: Set auF0410 to Disable ETC Traction Contol : And set auF2495 to 0:
    3 points
  37. There is some fuel enrichment for exhaust overtemp, cat protection etc that might be causing this. There is a little write up showing these table. Have you played with those fuel enrichment tables?
    3 points
  38. Hi there, Let me save you some tail chasing and months of pulling your hair out. Along time ago i copied the above tables to have a play with stalling up and forgot about them. All was working as expected and was pleased with results etc. Fast forward a couple of months and i'm having weird issues with overboost on gear changes (see link below). Turns out setting all other torque requestors to 0 will cause the car to rely on spark requestors to do all the torque reduction. This in turn will cause a large spark cut in to the -ve's and higher cylinder pressures and then overboost.
    3 points
  39. Thanks for the help boys it was a vac leak.
    3 points
  40. Snippet of the dynamic units on the scalar lists that is almost complete.
    3 points
  41. Part 2 Tuning Correction Speed Density tuning The Tuning Correction (TC) is a multiplier to the SLOPE calculation outlined in Part 1. It is applied to the SLOPE calculation after all other calculations on the SLOPE are performed. We will get to the other SLOPE modifiers in Part 3. Tuning Correction needs some explanation as the table uses RPM for the x axis and Percentage Inferred LOAD (%Load) for the Y Axis. Percentage Inferred load is not calculate from LOAD at all but is really table that allows the throttle position to be a modifier to the load calculation. Basically %Load is ca
    3 points
  42. Update: This guide is obsolete. Please read the MFT guide here. With the release of 0.75 PCMTec allows Workshop customers to create a Custom OS from an existing licensed tune. The first release for the Custom OS to Customers will configure by Default: Dual MAPS Resized Spark Tables TMAP Change over to boost sensor Automatic Gear Change Fix for WOT gear changes Basic Flex Blend ramps Conversion table from %Alcohol to Stoich After this is configured you will then have some options to alter the configuration to: Disable/Enable TMAP switch
    3 points
  43. Finnigan can confirm but the data I sent him for the Deka 60s seems to work well. Usually minor changes to get these to work at the stock 4 bar rail pressure. Personally I would just use Bosch 980cc injector (Bosch 0 280 158 040) as they offer great spray pattern and are really easily dialed in. I have attached the parameter file for those wishing to use it in PCMTec. Deka2_StockInjectorBased.param
    3 points
  44. First round of testing complete by Stathi at IMS today with great results. We have the second o2 sensor reading 0-5v and all maps blending. Finally we just need a few more tweaks and to implement the variable stoich calculation and we are ready! Hopefully have everything read for public release next week if all goes well.
    3 points
  45. I didn't even think to look either! Glad to see it is working now. We will make up some parameter files (a file with presets) for enabling/disabling open loop at some point soon.
    3 points
  46. PCMTec is excited to announce that on Friday 9th of February we released ZF tuning for Professional and Workshop Customers. Never before has such tuning capabilities been available for the Australian Fords. To download please login then visit https://www.pcmtec.com/downloads This page is only available for customers who have purchased the full version of the software (Professional and Workshop). The Professional version will be shipped with two selections of the parameter level. Professional will provide all the tuning capabilities that exist on our competitors products plus some ex
    3 points
  47. Here is a video showing how the spark oscillation sounds. VID_20190707_152753.mp4
    2 points
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