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Old 11-13-06, 01:14 PM
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Tuning with handset

Who has used the handset to tune their microtech?And how easy was it(if it was).I have an LTX-8 and I'm wanting to buy the handset and I just want to know if it was easy to use.I have an S5 13BT,Walbro 255lph,2.5" full exhaust,with stock turbo.
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Old 11-13-06, 03:31 PM
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The handset is one of the easiest I have used. Once you get used to the function of the buttons it's very handy...As compared to the Wolf3D handset, which makes me want to cut myself...
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i found it very easy to tune with but tuning AFRs on the fly is a rather tricky business..
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Old 11-15-06, 01:53 PM
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Did u guys use a narrow air/fuel ratio gauge or a wideband
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Old 11-15-06, 03:00 PM
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narrowband is worthless, invest in a wideband.
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Old 11-16-06, 08:45 AM
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Well, I use both. Both have their purposes.

For the initial startup and first tune, I almost always use a narrowband. The reason being that this first tune is mostly done by smell and feel, and 9 times out of 10 the ECU (almost any standalone really...) starts so rich that ratios are somewhere in the 8:1 range. I don't like fouling expensive narrowband sensors.

Once fuel has been pulled to the point where ratios are more like 12:1, I switch to a wideband to make sure I'm safe when tuning under boost. Tuning WOT is easy and once that's done the low throttle gets finalized which I generally do by feel but with occasional glances at the wideband.
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Old 11-16-06, 11:18 AM
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Is it possible to do it all with a narrowband I'm kinda starting to run short on cash on my project and wideband's r expensive
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I actually found a digital air/fuel ratio gauge for 60 bucks.It's a Nordskog I found it on the Summit racing website.Will it work?
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Originally Posted by mailman
Is it possible to do it all with a narrowband I'm kinda starting to run short on cash on my project and wideband's r expensive

for a rough tune out of boost it would give you a ballpark but for fine tuning absolutely not.

is a $300 wideband worth saving a $2000 motor? i think it is.
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Old 11-27-06, 10:09 AM
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I have MT8 :P with a handset. I was wonder about that myself. Any link to write-up on how t tune with the handset ..hehe.. Any body wanna post
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http://www.ipswichrotorcrew.com/phpB...ight=microtech


Have a look at that thread.
I did a quick run down on what you can do with the handset.
I might have missed a thing or two but this isnt too bad.
have a read.
The post is half way down the page.
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Sweeet...thanks rx72c Will look into that thread
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