Of chips and dynos

Mike Sylvester mike.sylvester at att.net
Wed Oct 30 13:10:41 EST 2002


We are only talking about $200, split between 4 people.

I think the main goal at this point is to compare the different chips.

I agree that a comprehensive test would be great and should be done, but
doing this preliminary basic test is still worth the cost.
We can delay this forever, if we keep adding to the test plan.

My vote is to run this test on 11/15 and keep working on a more
comprehensive test for the spring.

Mike Sylvester

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at cloud9.net>
To: <QSHIPQ at aol.com>; <rberlin at feltonberlin.com>
Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:39 PM
Subject: Of chips and dynos

> At 10:17 AM -0500 10/30/02, QSHIPQ at aol.com wrote:
> >I highly recommend that you guys use 1 car as the ginea pig.  3-4cars an
> >seems awful quick to me, IME it usually takes at least 1/2 hour for a
tech to
> >get everything setup and calibrated, so 1 car per hour might be more
> >realistic.
> >
> >Regardless, if you are planning on comparing "chips", you should use a
> >car (pick the best one) to take other tweek variables out (unless you
want to
> >ck some of those other variables).  I also suggest a trip to Home Depot
> >get a plant sparyer and hose down the IC to stabilize the temps before
> >take the run (this is in addition to the fan on IC and rad).   What might
> >also be useful is a davtron IC guage to get your IC outlet temps, but you
> >probably use an IR temp gun to use as a temp guildline.
> I second what Scott said- I have a mister that can be connected up to
> a garden hose or similar, provides a nice mist with a good spread.
> What so far has not been mentioned is logging as much as we can- 14
> days is pretty short notice to get some data aq set up, and in our
> cars, you can't log a whole lot straight off the ECU; I'd have to
> flip through the Bentley, but I think you mostly get timing and
> coolant temperature.  Not very enthralling :-)
> Much as it sounds like a super cool thing and we're all chomping at
> the bit, if we're going to drop the dough, let's at least make it
> really worthwhile and collect as much info as we can.  This is just a
> guess, but Adrenalin isn't going to be set up for doing data aq with
> our cars, because they're used to fully ODBII compliant cars which
> provide everything from MAF sensor flow to throttle position straight
> from the ECU.  I would guess the most they have as far as external
> data aq is a sniffer.
> Among other things, it gives us time to find one or two test
> 'platforms'.  Why two?  Well, personally, I've always wanted to see
> some cold hard numbers to finally put the k&n bull$h!t to rest, and
> it'd also be interesting to see what effects exhausts have. I know
> Peter has as Stromung, and Paul Levano has a Stebro, etc.
> May I suggest January, or even in the spring?
> If you move it to, say, the spring, I can, for example, propose a
> "older cars tuning day/ car show" to the northeast region of the
> qclub, and we could talk to Adrenalin about doing an entire day's
> worth of stuff with them.  Costs per person would probably end up
> being lower.
> Another reason to do data aq, aside from learning, is that Garrett,
> from what I hear, likes to tinker around sometimes on 'something
> different.'  SRS is a Garrett dealer and I know them fairly well-
> perhaps some interest can be raised.
> As a side, doesn't anyone think it's high time that we ripped apart
> the contents of the 3B EPROMS like the main list has done for the
> 10vt's? I'd love to know what makes the 3B ecu tick, both in terms of
> instruction and data tables.  If anyone has any knowledge they'd like
> to contribute, I'd be happy to serve as librarian for the info.  If
> people have upgraded and kept their stock ROMs, I can see if they'll
> be read by our ROM reader here at home...
> Brett
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