Discussion and questions related to the course Practical Standalone Tuning
Hello, my car's ecu is encrypted, rather then swap to standalone ecu and lost traction control settings; i like to use oem ecu but increase power by reduce pulley size and increase water methanol injection.
since the car will be running in open loop mode in higher rpm, car will run lean when i reduce pulley size so i plan to increase injection of 50/50 mix of water/methanol to get correct lambda value.
please let me know if this will work? thanks!
Many modern aftermarket ECUs have traction control options - some are simple swaps, with loom adaptors.
Some OEM ECUs also have some capacity for mild changes, so you may not need to use the methanol suppliment.
Exactly what vehicle, and engine, do you have? There will be some who can better advise you with that information.
thanks for the reply @Gord
its a Exige 350 with supercharged 2gr-fe engine. oem came with tvs1320 supercharger but I've upgraded to tvs1900 plus ecu flash, making 400hp at crank.
also added water methanol injection pre supercharger but after TB. I did not tune the ecu to work with water injection; its there to add bit of safety during summer track days, so at the moment it only spray at 200cc/min.
I was wondering if i could get more power by reduce pulley size from 90mm to 85mm (5.6%reduction) plus increase WM injection and tune it with lambda value. Car does not have intercooler, and tvs1900 is making 6.5psi at 4000 rpm, 8.7psi at 7000 rpm. (psi number were given by the tuner that sold me the tvs1900 kit)
with 5.6% pulley reduction, does that mean supercharger would be making 6.9psi @4000rpm and 9.2psi @7000rpm? (just add 5.6% to previous psi value?) car does not have boost sensor.
I do not have access to the ECU, its encrypted.
it runs close loop at idle and low load; switch to open loop on higher load but i do not know when ecu is switching from close to open loop. is it possible to tune this type of setup by just looking at lambda value? it won't be the most efficient but will it make any gains from what I mention above?
there might be but i don't know any shop that i could trust to install standalone ecu here
any opinion would be appreciated, thanks!