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  1. 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:
  2. Update! There is now a built in wizard to do all of this automatically for you. Please see the guide below for more details
  3. Just FYI the Workshop manuals are fingerprinted by Ford. So if anyone does publish them, Ford will know who's copy it is and can sue them for copy right infringement. I'm not sure if they actively pursue people who do this, but I do know that they have gone to the trouble of fingerprinting them.
  4. As we regularly get asked for approximate pricing here is a rough price guideline for workshops, pricing is exclusive of GST. This is for workshops that have a dyno, knock monitoring equipment and mechanics on hand. Smaller shops may be cheaper, larger shops may be more expensive. Pricing does not include mechanical labour, transmission tuning, mechanical inspection or servicing. All major shops will require inspection and servicing on top of these prices. Often this can be quite lengthy if the car is modified and high km. Once again this pricing is only an approximate guideline and there will be mechanical labour charged on top. We have listed some of the common labour items below. Multi Tune with E85 and 98 Tune Dyno Time $1400 Credit Fees $500 Starting from $1900 + GST Labour Items (not included in price above): Draining tank (surge tanks take much longer) Testing fuel system (pressure, voltage drop) Check spark plug gap Check cold side piping Flex Fuel Tune Dyno time $1600 Flex Fuel Hardware $1100 Credit Fees $350 Starting from $3050 + GST Labour Items (not included in price above): Draining tank and filling to various blends (E0/E10/E42/E70/E85) Testing fuel system (pressure, voltage drop) Check spark plug gap Check cold side piping Single Tune Dyno time $850 Credit fees $150 Starting from $1000 + GST Labour Items (not included in price above): Check spark plug gap Check cold side piping Ghost cam, boost by gear, launch control, Typically you would expect to add at least 1-2 hours of dyno time to configure and set up on top of normal pricing. Once again this pricing is only an approximate guideline and there will be mechanical labour charged on top.
  5. If anyone is looking for a cheap laptop to leave in the car permamently for datalogging check these factory refurbished dells out. https://www.dell.com/en-au/outlet This one is only $379 https://www.dell.com/en-au/outlet/ProductDescription?cfID=FB3FB87CAF84C894D80FD4D6A83B48A5&invID=113588&cyid=1&pid=3&c=au&l=en&rid=APAC&prdid=&seg=DFH$ Cheap enough you can just leave it in the car with a 12v charger.
  6. That feature is almost complete and will be available in the next beta. There are also a large number of other datalogging fixes that will be included including an auto connect function.
  7. We just added CINN to the pro version of the datalogger, update should be available soon. You cannot turn off the clutch switch input, basically your best bet is to just tie it high (or low I forget) so its as if the clutch is always out. If it isn't responding then it either isn't wired in correctly or the vehicle is still setup as an automatic.
  8. Log CINN_FLAG in the datalogger. A value of 1 means the clutch is out, eg you are in gear driving. A value of 0 means you have the clutch in. Log CPP_TRANSITIONS to see how many times the clutch has been pushed in since the engine was started. Edit: These are both workshop parameters. They are listed under "Workshop DMRs" and there are a few thousand uncategorised parameters in here in the workshop edition.
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  10. Looks like torque source and etc torque source are both missing from those logs. If you can make some more with those values logged it should hopefully tell you what needs fixing. edit: That 4mb log is 39 hours long, any ideas how you managed to save that? Must be a bug somewhere.
  11. Can you datalog when the issues occur and check what the etc torque source says. Also log spark source and fuel source. This should tell you which source is giving you grief. If it is a limp mode we should be able to remove everything for that torque requester to make it work. edit: I just saw your logs above. I'll see what it says for ETC source.
  12. Roland@pcmtec


    Did you end up doing a bulk buy in the end?
  13. There is a known bug where loading a teclog will replace the current layout, so you need to reload the layout file you saved in the mean time.
  14. Thanks, we will look into it on Monday. Can you try setting up the layout and re-saving in the mean time.
  15. Which version are you using? Use 1.22 beta if you aren't already. Can you try connecting to the vehicle first then loading the layout and see if that helps? There are some known bugs we are working on here. Datalogger is still very much in a beta phase. Edit: that file is empty so something definitely went wrong with saving it. Are you able to upload your logs via the help menu and then send us an email with the approximate time/date you saved the layout?
  16. This is one downside of analog inputs. The measured voltage will be a differential between ground and the input pin. It is worth measuring with a multi meter between the ground on the DLP cable and the ground of the chassis. If you see a voltage offset you could simply factor this into your equation if this makes your wiring easier. Remember it may vary with battery voltage though. We are looking to add serial/usb support for widebands (no ground offset error) in the future if we get enough requests for it and someone is willing to loan us cables. We already have an Innovate LC1 and MTX (I think) which we will add support for first.
  17. Wrote up the connection guide here for anyone who missed it.
  18. Great. How are you finding the equation editor, does it let you set up the correct scaling easily?
  19. For testing. It allows us to simulate a 0-5v sensor.
  20. To log up to 8 analog inputs (or 16 with a different cable) you can use the following analog input cable from DigiKey. It is approximately $45 + delivery. Free delivery if you spend over $60. https://www.digikey.com.au/product-detail/en/DLP-IO8-G/813-1010-ND/1894342/?itemSeq=286026595 The driver is already included in the PCMTEC Editor installer so no extra software is needed. They do have a package on their website to test the cable separately to our software if you want which can be downloaded here. https://www.dlpdesign.com/usb/io8.shtml Next plug the cable in and press the DLP button in the datalogging screen to connect to the cable. You can then select the DLP inputs from here: Next select which of the 8 analog inputs you would like to log here: To To change the description/units type into the Units field. To modify the voltage lookup table right click and pick "Equation" You can enter in a new voltage lookup table here to suit your wideband etc. To wire up your DLP cable you can read the data sheet here or follow our test pictures below. http://www.dlpdesign.com/usb/dlp-io8-ds-v17.pdf Wiring If you have 1 wideband, simply wire the ground to the ground pin, wire the postive input to pin 1, next loop the rest of the input pins (2,3,4,5,6,7,8) to ground to stop the signals floating. You don't have to do this, but the inputs will likely read 5v if you don't. If you have 2 widebands, simply do the same and wire the second sensor to pin 2 and remove the ground loop from pin 2. Test Harness Wiring This is two potentiometers wired up to emulate 0-5v sensors. We are utilising the +5V pin that is available on the DLP header. Here we have looped the ground pins on input 5-6-7-8-GND to stop the signals floating. Here we have wired in "sensors" 1 and 2 into pins 1 and 2. We also looped them to pins 3 and 4 to duplicate the signal.
  21. Here is one with 2 potentiometers wired up to simulate 0-5v As you can see we have looped the ground pins on 5-6-7-8-GND Then wired the inputs to pin 1,2 and duplicated them to pin 3 and 4 There is 5v supplied at the 5v pin which you can use if needed, not sure what the supply current is but I imagine not much. So if you have a wideband loop pins 5-6-7-8-GND, wire the ground signal to GND, then wire the input signal to pin 1. If you have a second wideband wire the ground to GND and the input to pin 2.
  22. Ok sounds like you might have legitimate requirement to change the dashpot settings then with the different compression ratio and the different intake. I would put aside an afternoon to modify each table and take notes of the behaviour. The tests I would do are something like this. Only change one table at a time and make large 20-50% changes so the change is very obvious. Then from this data you should be able to figure out which tables to change to get the desired behaviour. You'll never get it right willy nilly changing things (or as I call it, shotgun debugging). Test it scientifically, and you'll only need to do it once.
  23. Has anyone here used the DLP8 analog input logging? Looking for some feedback and if you are having any issues.
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