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Old 11-13-01, 06:51 PM   #1
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Apexi Power FC boost controller kit

I just received my Apexi Power FC boost controller kit today and the directions are in japanese. Does anyone have directions in English??? Can anyone speak Japanese?
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Old 11-13-01, 07:06 PM   #2
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installing it is very easy. First disconnect the negative side of the battery. Take off the stock map sensor. Put on the new map sensor. Your package should come with a small wire. You hood that wire up to the Power FC main unit. There is a white slot right next to the commander slot. Plug that wire in there and plug the other side to the stock map sensor that you just took off. Take off the black boost reservoir right behind the alternator so you can see the solenoids. There are two solenoids there which are attached to each other. disconnect the wiring on the right one (facing the car). The right one has a white dot on the connector. Hook that wire connector up to your new boost solenoid. If you want to hook it up to a single turbo, look at apex-i website under document. Find the instructions for the AVC-R. The boost solenoid you got is the same one as the AVC-R so use the AVC-R instruction to hook the hoses to your wastegate. After you install all those, connect your battery. Turn on the Ignition but do not start your car yet. Go to the commander to change the boost settings. the boost menu comes with two boost levels. If you are using the boost control kit, you are only using the primary boost setting. So set your boost setting there. Go to the ETC menu and go to functions. Disable sequetial turbo function. Go to Map sensor menu and choose option 1 instead of normal. That's it. Good luck. Where did you get yours? I confirmed with XS Engineering that it's discontinued.

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Old 11-13-01, 07:18 PM   #3
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i have one for sale brand new $400 shipped if anyone is interested.... going haltech
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Old 11-13-01, 07:29 PM   #4
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interested, but...

Hi Jon, I am very interested but I already have EVC4 to control boost so I do not need the solenoid valve. If you can find somone to buy the solenoid valve for single turbo use, I can just buy the boost sensor off you. The boost solenoid is good for people who do not want to run more than 1.2 bar and going single turbo. Anyone wants to buy Jon's boost solenoid so I can get the MAP sensor?

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i have one for sale brand new $400 shipped if anyone is interested.... going haltech
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Thanks for the help!

I got mine through SRX7. They told me that it is not discontinued?
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Old 11-13-01, 10:24 PM   #6
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hmmm.....

Maybe he had some left over ones. I don't know. Thanks for the info.

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Thanks for the help!

I got mine through SRX7. They told me that it is not discontinued?
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Old 11-14-01, 09:14 PM   #7
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Anyone know for sure what is the story with these? Do they work? Are they discontinued? Was there a problem with them?
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Old 11-15-01, 03:52 AM   #8
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Jason told me that it's discontinued because there was a recall on it. My friend got his boost control kit and power fc directly from Japan and he has no problem with the boost control kit. Maybe there is not enough demand for it so they stop bring it here. Who knows.

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Anyone know for sure what is the story with these? Do they work? Are they discontinued? Was there a problem with them?
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Old 11-28-01, 09:41 PM   #9
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This product hasn't been discontinued, I think that they don't wanna bring it to the U.S. that's all.
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Old 03-06-02, 10:03 PM   #10
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So what's the benefit of having the PFC boost control kit if the PFC can already control boost???

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Old 03-15-02, 06:55 PM   #11
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bump,

anyone have an answer to the question rotary427 asked? What is the benefit of having the PFC boost control kit if the PFC can already control the boost?

Thanks!

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Old 03-15-02, 07:32 PM   #12
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Old 03-16-02, 06:05 PM   #13
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bump,

anyone have an answer to the question rotary427 asked? What is the benefit of having the PFC boost control kit if the PFC can already control the boost?

Thanks!

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The stock sensor only reads to 17psi. You need the kit (or a different map sensor at least) if you want to run more boost...

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Old 03-17-02, 03:31 PM   #14
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Is there anyway to get the pfc to read a gm 3 bar map sensor that the haltech uses? I just got my pfc today and haven't tried it yet, but I would like to try 18psi this year, and have an avc-r to control boost.

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Old 03-17-02, 05:11 PM   #15
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I had XS engineering tune my PFC for my single turbo Rx7. I had them set it up for the GM 3 bar map sensor.
Works great!!! They put it under Option 4 on the commander
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Old 03-18-02, 10:22 AM   #16
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I you have a datalogit (or access to one) can you post the values they enetered for Option 4?

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darn this is an old thread but....

I purchased the Apexi boost control add-on kit for the PFC today from. SRX7.com. He said they had 4 in stock. So it was obviously never discontinued.

As for the rumor of some people not getting them to work right, I spoke to my buddy at XS Engineering and he said that is because most places THINK they know how to tune them but they don't. So, from what he is saying, it is NOT the product, it's the user. IMO, I bet alot of people were not switching it from dual turbo to single turbo or better yet, not following what ROTARYEXTREME has outlined.

I'll post after I have XS tune my car and let you all know how I like it and if it works good.

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Old 02-01-12, 05:54 AM   #18
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pulling a necro with this thread but it relevant so i dont have to make a new thread.

question: i have the pfc with the commander. according to this thread i can control boost with it. does that mean i can control boost with it the same as i would with a boost controller?

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post 13 says you only need a boost controller if you want to run more than 17psi, so since im on stock twins at stock boost that means a boost controller is obsolete for my set up?

ultimately, im trying to confirm whether or not i need a boost controller. if the pfc has one "built in" that works up to 17 psi then i dont, but if there is something else im not thinking of or know about that would require me to run a boost controller then i would like to know about it.

any help is appreciated...
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More details on your setup is needed. Also, do you have a Datalogit?

I have written a lot about the PFC boost control capability in other threads. Working with another member on here, Sandro, we mostly figured out how the boost control system sequential, non sequential, and single turbo.
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Old 02-28-12, 11:00 PM   #20
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I'll be in the same boat as cr-rex, but I'll look through your threads and see what you guys have found.

My set up is simple, just 99 twins, intake, downpipe, resonated mid pipe and cat back. I'm basically just looking to control any potential boost spike.
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read this thread about swapping out the solenoids Testing MAC vs. OE solenoid valves and other boost control strategies
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Old 03-21-12, 07:12 AM   #22
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My head is spinning a bit trying to understand all the graphs and new solenoid talk.

Just to be absolutely sure, like stated above, the PFC will use the factory solenoids to control pressure up to 17psi correct?

I plan to run 14psi at the very most, I'm assuming the PFC can control boost spikes/creep by either limiting/cutting boost pressure and/or providing more fuel in the event either happens?
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By chance does anyone have a PFC & commander for sale?
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Bump, just wanted to see if anyone can confirm PFC will safely control boost under 17psi, i.e. I don't need to purchase the boost control kit or any other aftermarket boost controller.
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My tuner was saying he could get me up to 17psi and I have the stock waste gate and precontrol solenoids.
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