by Michael Decipha Ponthieux
This page ONLY applies to those whom were directed here AFTER receiving a custom tune from me and have FULLY completed step 1.
Last Updated: 2022-03-02
DO NOT PERFORM THIS STEP UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN EXPLICITY TOLD TO DO SO.
Throttle Stop Adjustment
Before writing the updated tune or turning the ignition key on adjust the throttle stop screw if you have been instructed to.
As always begin recording the log BEFORE starting the engine. Let the engine idle without pressing the throttle until the engine reaches warm operating temperature.
DO NOT TOUCH THE THROTTLE DURING THIS TIME. Once the engine reaches stable operating temperature and has been idling for at least 10 minutes proceed with the following.
Idle in Drive for Automatic Electronic Controlled Transmissions (94+ only)
If you have a 94+ ecu with an electronically controlled automatic transmission or if I've written custom code to differentiate drive and park;
Stop the and save the log. Shut the engine off and wait approx. 20 seconds then restart the engine.
Immediately put the vehicle in drive while holding the brake. Include a 5 minute datalog of it idling in gear.
Do not move the vehicle or take your foot off the brake. We need this to dial in the isc drive multiplier (airflow in gear) and if the vehicle
moves the air correction cannot be calculated.
Once this is completed (If applicable) proceed as follows.
WOT Fuel, Spark and Load Scaling
After the throttle stop has been adjusted (if needed) now write your revised tune to the quarterhorse. After the tune has successfully written turn the ignition key on and start
recording the log BEFORE you crank the engine.
Let the engine idle with no throttle input until it reaches hot operating temperature. DO NOT TOUCH THE THROTTLE AT ANY POINT.
Once the engine has reach operating temperature continue on as described below.
At this point, the engine should now be at its normal operating temperature and likely has been idling for at least 10-15 minutes.
Remember, the engine has to reach fully warmed up stable idle (non surging) before dialing in fuel otherwise the datalog is going to be useless.
Now is the time to go for a WOT run, get on the interstate or some other straight highway thats safe to beat on the vehicle with no police, traffic, or wildlife around.
You will need a co-pilot to hawk-eye watch the wideband gauge during the WOT pull. Not only does your co-pilot need to be able to recall the AFRs from the gauge through-out the
pull but if the wideband reports a lambda leaner than 0.85 (12.5 AFR) for boosted vehicles or 0.95 (13.9 AFR) for naturally aspirated vehicles they need to inform
you to abort the pull and end it early.
- Get to your testing area and come to a COMPLETE STOP.
- Manually put the vehicle in 2nd gear and then floor it WOT holding it there until you reach your shift rpm.
All the while have your friend watch the wideband to see what AFR its reading from the beginning to the end of your "pull",
- Slowly coast back down to a safe speed to pull over and stop / save the datalog. After you have saved the log begin recording another log for the drive home.
IMPORTANT! ONLY DO 1 WOT LOG. IT IS NOT SAFE TO DO MULTIPLE WOT RUNS WITHOUT VERIFYING THE FUEL IS DIALED IN.
- As always its a good practice to check for any coolant, oil, powersteering, or any other leaks underneath the car, pop the hood and make
sure nothing has come loose, just give it a good double over. Let me know if you find anything amiss as even the the most insignificant of deficiencies can cause
irregularities in the tune.
- Post the log in your Private Tune Progress Thread.
along with a VERY DESCRIPTIVE EXPLANATION of the actual wideband gauge read out from your co-pilot during the WOT pull.
After I review the logs, I'll post back with a revision so we can proceed.
Understanding Step 2 Changes
After getting the fuel close I return some values back to a sane value.
|Hego Min Switches||I usually set it between 3 to 8 switches dependent on how well the hegos respond.
|BYPLES||I drop it back down to 15 sec or so depending on how the hegos respond.
Return to Step 1
Continue to Step 3- Fine Tuning
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