Why Do Mice like Delicas

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Postby lrp374 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:18 am

Yeah I think I'm into the fine tuning now. The interaction will be the test. I looked @ that air/fuel ratio meter. What is the highest ratio it will show. It appears 20 may be max. but I thought I read somewhere you had a reading of 24 one time. I have always tried to install meters so that the range you operate it in is about 2/3 it's full scale. I guess that isn't possible here. It looks like a good thing to monitor so changes over time don't go unnoticed. Back to the tinkering.

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Postby Growlerbearnz » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:47 pm

The Innovate MTX-L Plus has gasoline and diesel modes, and in diesel mode it will go from 7:1 to 99:1. The advertising tends to ignore diesel mode. To switch modes you need a Windows PC with a serial port (at Innovate Motorsports it's always 1995).
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Postby lrp374 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:06 am

That serial port could be a problem. I used to have a dongle that plugged into a USB but I haven't used it for years.

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Postby lrp374 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:43 pm

Growler this may be another dumb question! During all my adjustments I managed to break one of the wires off on the engine side of the TPS connector. What does this do and should I be concerned. Why does a mechanical engine like this need to know throttle position? I've seen your repair method and think I can do it if necessary.

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Postby Growlerbearnz » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:27 pm

It's primarily for the exhaust gas recirculation: you only want exhaust gas when the revs are high (ish) and under light throttle (when just cruising along the motorway). If you've removed your EGR you can ignore it.

When the engine is cold it seems to make the glow plugs operate a little more frequently during the first minute of running (the moment you put your foot on the accelerator you can hear them clicking on and off a bit more), but I don't think it does much- mine had a broken wire for a while and I never noticed any difference.
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Postby lrp374 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:12 pm

That's exactly what I wanted to hear. :-D I don't have an EGR and I now have manual glow plugs so the broken wire shouldn't bother at all! I think I still need a little adjustment with the fuel but it's running good enough to test on a little trip in a couple of weeks. Maybe after that I'll give it a little more fuel. The EGT's are now a lot more control-able that's for sure.

On the mice note I now have some peppermint oil so we'll see if it works on the next trip.


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