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Old 01-13-09, 06:15 PM
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AEM Wideband with Microtech

I was reading about the aem Wideband (AEM 30-4100 UEGO Controller Gauge).

It says that it has one output wire that can be used to supply air/fuel ratio's to aftermarket computers. Does anyone know if I could use this to supply info to my Microtech LTX8 rather than using the stock O2 sensor?

The reason I am asking is that I currently have Autometer Nexus Gauges. I don't think that the wideband nexus gauge has this wire. If I can use the AEM wideband to supply AFR's to the microtech, I might opt for this wideband over the Autometer Nexus.

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I was thinking of the same thing but usinga Innovate LC-1 wide band
http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/products/lc1.php into the SSI-4 http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/products/ssi_4.php
and use the 0-5v out to the o2 sensor black/red wire on the microtech but not sure if it would work on my LTX12S .
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Ok I just found out you can as long as you have the 0-5v option activated. do you know wether you or not you have it activated ?
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how do you know if it is activated?
i was curious about this too
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if your microtech is not hooked up as a wideband option then hooking it up is worthless. microtech dosent even have closed loop. i think that the only m.t. that have wideband options are the 10/12
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i was just hoping to datalog the afr, and the wide band option is stupid expensive from them.
oh well, one more reason i want to go to haltech.
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yup..as far as i understand it...if its a stock computer then afr input is only narrow band...so you cant just hook up your wide band to it and it will work.. this is shitty though..because almost all decent computers out there give you that option stock.
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you should be able to data log a/f on the wideband just not through the microtech but through the software supplied with the wideband
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You will need the wideband option installed to use the 0-5V signal. It's available for the LT8s and above. Some have it installed at the factory.

I don't believe there is any way of knowing whether it is installed.

Note that the AEM also has a narrowband output option which can supply the ECU with a simulated narrowband signal. I've been told this doesn't work, but I can't see any reason why it wouldn't and have not tried it myself.
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The LC1 has the same narrow band option...and the dispaly only shows like 2 or 3 figures...10.X and 16.X as far as I remember..i had removed it..so i am not too sure.
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Originally Posted by petree_777 View Post
you should be able to data log a/f on the wideband just not through the microtech but through the software supplied with the wideband
The problem with that is that unless you can also log the rpm and boost on the same datalog with the wideband it becomes very difficult to correlate whats going on with all 3 parameters making it a little harder to tune
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The LC1 has the same narrow band option...and the dispaly only shows like 2 or 3 figures...10.X and 16.X as far as I remember..i had removed it..so i am not too sure.
The LC-1 is a wideband and it comes with a software from innovate for the pc and you can track the afr on the pc and also they state that its compatible with the microtech .

what I had in mind was using the o2 input from the computer into the ssi-4 pic the signal from the ssi-4 and log it in the microtech software it should work .

If for some reason I can get it to work I'll just have to go with the innovate software to keep track of the afr.
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Here is the answer to all of our thoughts and questions, I got this info from a micritech dealer/tunner he works on microtechs on a daily bases and this is what he had to say.
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What about if you have one of this innovate
http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/products/ssi_4.php along with there wideband sensor http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/products/lc1.php
could you use it and run 0-5v black/red wire and read of the the microtech software ?


The 0-5v is just to hookup your current wideband system to see the AFR on your laptop.

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I had to send the lt10 back to activate the o2 wire to read 5v,

so I hooked it up last night and reads aronud 2 points leaner than the guage,
I recalibrated the and tryed again same thing,

so it works but 2 points leaner
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what exactly you mean by 2 points leaner ? Do you mean the reading should be 13.5 and instead it reads 13.3 or 11.5?

what type of sensor are you using to re4ad the afr's?
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I also told microtech that I have the AFX by NGK and reads 9-16afr,

has an output of 0-5v,

got it running and if the guage shows 10.5 microtech shows 12.5afr,

not sure if the software has an option to calibrate the reading,
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so is there any way I can calibrate microtech to get the reading right on the wideband?
or can I use anything on the signal line to slightly drop the voltage?
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the microtech cant be calibrated.

if anything calibrate the signal coming in till its reading right in most ranges.(may not be possible).
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so at idle even the microtech wont give a good read of afrs i got 10.3 to 10.4 and its hunting up and down idle screeen was at 17hg and 1.7 ms i think
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You may be able to calibrate the output of the gauge with a simple voltage divider. Make one with a pot so you can adjust the voltage level the Microtech is seeing.
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got a lc1 kit the other day wired it up and notced that the gauge is reading 11.2 and the data log is up around 18

now im confused
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which gauge is reading 11.2 and which is reading 18. Just for your info sake. The Lc1 has 2 output wires, the yellow and the brown. From factory the brown is the wideband output sending reading from 0-5v and that what you would hook up on you in car gauge, like ou db gauge or xd-16, etc. FRom factory the yellow wire is set to simulate a narrow band. If you dont have the wideband option installed on you microtech ecu the ecu wont read the the Lc1 outputs properly so the reading given is useless...you have to depend on the in car gauge or the logworks program on your laptop
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the lc1 is reading the 11.2 and the microtech is , when its first conected to the labtop it read 10.2 then goes up to 18.0 and does not read any more (caps lock )and in the data boxes at bottom of screen and data log
i have to -5 volt option added to the ecu
have hooked up the brown wire from lc1 to the black /red wire for the ecu

caannot get the log works running as have to get a 9pin male to male (just to make my day lol)
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That count up or first reading that doesnt chage the 10.2 that you see is the warming up stage of the LC-1. It sounds like the whatever voltage is being sent to the ecu is out of range for the ecu thats why it just stays at 18.
Why cant your logworks connect? The same way you connect your ecu to the laptop should work the lc-1. Just plug it in to the serial port if you have one..if not use a serial to usb adapter and hook it up. Remember to put in the terminator plug on the "IN" side of the LC-1 plugs and the connection to the laptop on the "OUT". You may have problems connecting bout the ecu and lc1 to the laptop at the same time.

What i would suggest is that you leave the brown wire attached to the in car gauge at first and use the yellow wire to feed the ecu. Use the LMprogrammer software and program the lc1 to make the analog output 1 (the yellow wire) output as a wideband. It may require some tinkering to get the lc1 in car gauge and th ecu to read the same or close enough by adjusting the values on the scale for the analog output 1.
You will have to set the values, cliick program. Turn off the power to the lc-1 and start to see what whappening. Be prepared to pull the sensor out and reset and recalibrate because after a while of tinkering the wideband may actup and require the heater and sensor recalibration
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cheers yea have to either get the seril cable to usb or something
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