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#1 Jeff

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 12:23 PM

This is my first DIY before so please be understanding and if i have not explained something well enough or you want more information than ihave posted just ask and either me or someone else on here that knows more than me (Kosti) will be able to help.

Whats needed:

After installing your chosen software, read the instructions. I recommend ecuexplorer(free), after reading the instructions simply plug in your tactrix cable to the OBDII port under the fuse box inside the cabin on the drivers side and plug that into your laptop. Start the car and the start ECUExplorer. you should now be connected in real time to your ecu and will be able to select what parameters you wish to log on the right hand side. On the left hand side will be your ECU information wich is extremely usefull for tuning as you will need to create a def file but thats another thread.

Setup the program to start logging to file when you push the defogger switch to make it easy for you. Its also a good idea to find out where the log files will be saved to.

After all this has been done simply drive the car and when you wish to log press the rear deffoger switch and it will automatically start writing to file, when you are finished press the deffoger switch again and it will stop.

Easy as pie. This information will show you how your car reacts to certain situations... what load its running, how much fuel its pushing through the injectors, the AFR at any given point etc. This is an extremely usefull tool for tuning purposes.


For retrieving error codes you will need to do the following.

  • Connect the green test plugs under the dash on the drivers side together
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  • Start the car
  • connect the laptop and start ECUExplorer
  • Choose Trouble code reader on the left hand side and this will show the current trouble codes (if any) on the right hand side. It also shows historic trouble codes.
The you are done, disconnect the green plugs under the dash and disconnect the laptop. Your ready to go

I hope this makes sense to everyone, any questions just ask and i will reply ASAP

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:22 PM

Legend.. love ya work.. b4 owners unite! Question: What happens when you go single turbo?
AWD + BOOST = SEXY TIME

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:24 PM

[quote name='Jeff' date='Aug 17 2008, 12:23 PM' post='503']you will need to create a def file but thats another thread.
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As this is the LOGGING thread yes? Where is the BOOSTING thread? :)
AWD + BOOST = SEXY TIME

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:25 PM

Legend.. love ya work.. b4 owners unite!

Question: What happens when you go single turbo?


Hopefully you'll do the conversion properly and have a different ECU in there. then its pretty much the same thing.

If not I could get you a single turbo Rom file to flash to the ECU

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:27 PM

you will need to create a def file but thats another thread.



As this is the LOGGING thread yes? Where is the BOOSTING thread? :)


Yes, this is the logging thread, the Tuning thread i just finished in the DIY section

This thread will also get moved to the DIY section where it should have been posted in the first place

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:37 PM

BAM!

Jeff.. you win best improved citizen!


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Posted 17 August 2008 - 09:56 PM

Great work Jeff. Love it.
As Tony Montana would say:
In this country, you gotta make the money first.
Then when you get the money, you get the power.
Then when you get the power, then you get the women.

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 10:03 PM

Great work Jeff.
Love it.


Thanx fatcat.

Now fixed, sorry for the missing pic

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:56 PM

Nice Writeup,

Can i just add something, for the checking codes you can do this instead.

Use this little utility called "learning View"

http://www.romraider.../topic2772.html

This will show you the MAF error %, any learned knock and also the error codes and you DONT need to connect the green connectors :)

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:56 PM

Nice Writeup,

Can i just add something, for the checking codes you can do this instead.

Use this little utility called "learning View"

http://www.romraider.../topic2772.html

This will show you the MAF error %, any learned knock and also the error codes and you DONT need to connect the green connectors :)


excellent program for seeing how your car is running. knock tables, IAM, MAF and codes = win

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:14 PM

Might have to get on that! Last I looked (albeit a while ago now - B4 still had twins) that program was still in development phase and didnt have the B4 ECU's in its list of definitions. Great news if it does now. So very useful.

Will do some logging next week on the new engine and see what people think - See what people read out of that data.

Nice update!
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