Power Logger Review Help Needed - KR!

Pronto

Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see.
Thanks again Scooby Doo! Same turbo; it's a TE44. Alky pump is only a year old so I'm expecting it is OK. I ran 25 psi before and didn't seem to have a fuel issue. Now I'm thinking I should go ahead with the XFI install since that will inc a wideband and fuel pressure logging. I may try adding fuel with the chip first though.
Don't play games. Get the alky tester from Julio and be sure.
 

SCOOBY DOO

I'M NOT A MONSTER, I'M JUST AHEAD OF THE CURVE!!!
You said you don't know the history of the fuel pump...change it. Pronto makes a good point...or send the pump to Julio and have him rebuild it. My recommendation is to always change the fuel pump once a year, and to send the alky pump at the end of the season to Julio for a rebuild. You've got a fueling system issue. XFI ain't gonna magically fix it. I got smart and ditched alky early on. It's just one more thing to go wrong. I went to race gas and never looked back. You can run a ton of low gear timing with E85 or race gas. Either is pretty much detonation proof.
 

dynoman

Well-Known Member
Not sure how to log FP with powerlogger but do have an xfi system I was planning to install
The Powerlogger has aux inputs just for this , if you were to install a fuel pressure gauge ( which you should have ) , the sending unit for that gauge could also supply the signal for the Powerlogger for logging purposes . You would need to install a sender for the XFI for it to log fuel pressure , the same as the Powerlogger . Like Scooby said ,The knock is REAL , don't push it . The alky tester works , get one or borrow one . Good luck .
 

Jerryl

Tall Unvaccinated Chinese Guy
Logging fuel pressure on PL.
Sensor output must obviously be connected to Analog 4 input.

Steps;
Locate the file PLC.INI (Typically in the PL folder)
Open the file in Notepad
(Go to the bottom of the file)
(Paste below the line "RPMWarningThreshold=5200". DO NOT delete any lines below this. Just insert/paste the bold text listed below.)

[CustomAnalog4]
CustomAnalog4Name=Fuel-psi
CustomAnalog4LongName=4-Fuel-psi
CustomAnalog4Tag=Fuel
CustomAnalog4GaugeMin=0
CustomAnalog4GaugeMax=100
CustomAnalog4GraphMin=0
CustomAnalog4GraphMax=80
CustomAnalog4MinValue=0
CustomAnalog4MaxValue=100
CustomAnalog4MinVolt=0.5

CustomAnalog4MaxVolt=4.5

(Update values for voltage. In the example; 0.5=0 psi, 4.5=100 psi)
Save file
Launch PL
 

jasjamz

THS Racer
What plugs are you using?
Single or dual nozzle? Where is the alky set?
Roller rockers? Any valvetrain noise?
Wideband? I cant view logs at this time since my " Buick Laptop" is in for repair.
Sent a photo of the plugs numbered 1-6
 
Ordered a fuel pump, will test alky pump. I know xfi isn't going to fix the problem but I already have it, just not installed, and it will include fp logging and a wideband that I don't have now.
Single nozzle alky, clickiyt clackity erson lifters, roller cam. No plug readings yet.

Thanks again for the thoughts guys!
 

SCOOBY DOO

I'M NOT A MONSTER, I'M JUST AHEAD OF THE CURVE!!!
Jerryl, on reply 27 showed you how to log fuel pressure with Powerlogger. You can also log wideband with Powerlogger.
 

SCOOBY DOO

I'M NOT A MONSTER, I'M JUST AHEAD OF THE CURVE!!!
If you wanna go faster...return the XFI...and buy a GOOD torque convertor.
 
Oh...and you won't go any faster with XFI.
No real expectation of going faster with XFI but I bet some, not me, would argue that you can.... :)
For me it is more of an upgrade to more modern electronics and get rid of a bunch of old stuff (MAF, translator, 30 year old ECM, etc.) The PL connection at the ECM has caused some trouble and seems kind of chincy at best too. Plus, I got a "used" system, NIB, never installed with the edash at a pretty fair deal.
I take it you don't think my Husek convertor qualifies as GOOD... Have you had bad experience with one? Mine is pretty new so I don't see replacing it real soon.
 

SCOOBY DOO

I'M NOT A MONSTER, I'M JUST AHEAD OF THE CURVE!!!
No real expectation of going faster with XFI but I bet some, not me, would argue that you can.... :)
For me it is more of an upgrade to more modern electronics and get rid of a bunch of old stuff (MAF, translator, 30 year old ECM, etc.) The PL connection at the ECM has caused some trouble and seems kind of chincy at best too. Plus, I got a "used" system, NIB, never installed with the edash at a pretty fair deal.
I take it you don't think my Husek convertor qualifies as GOOD... Have you had bad experience with one? Mine is pretty new so I don't see replacing it real soon.

Didn't see you had a Huseck convertor...it'll be fine. If you don't know XFI inside and out, then all you're doing is adding more complication. Vendors were pushing XFI to make money...plain and simple. 99% of people don't need it. It's your money. :)
 
Didn't see you had a Huseck convertor...it'll be fine. If you don't know XFI inside and out, then all you're doing is adding more complication. Vendors were pushing XFI to make money...plain and simple. 99% of people don't need it. It's your money. :)
OK, thanks again for your input :)
 
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