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Installing some new injectors and wanted to double check some timing values with you guys.

 

Setup is in the title, current timing values for the tune I’ll use are...

 

max load timing offset - 2*

low psi timing reduct - 5*

timing reduct scaling - 50%

light throttle timing adv - 2*

light throttle load limit - 30%

 

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I would be fairly conservative with the light throttle advance, since you don't have studs.  I know you're not going to be going 100% duration with lots of timing under 2k rpm, but still better to be safe and deal with slightly lower timing.

Edited by trreed

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5 hours ago, notlimah said:

light throttle load limit - 30%

High you go up with the main timing values the more this can go down because engine load will be reduced. Like I'm at 20% light throttle load limit and cruise at 65 MPH at about 15-17%. Holding this number too high will cause efficiency problems. 

 

5 hours ago, notlimah said:

light throttle timing adv - 2*

This is all based on the max timing. I've been as high as 7* here. Now which base timing being pulled up this has to go down. 

 

18, 21, 24, 27 so now add +3 to that. 21, 24, 27, 30 is my cruise timing. Since my max is 27 the cruise timing ends shortly after 2k on the tach and forced back to performance timing values. 27* is about all mine can do with bucking.

Edited by Mopar1973Man

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Not the way to look at it. It more what do you want for a target timing value during cruise? This should be based more on engine load and EGTs. As you get closer to optimal timing the EGT and engine load will fall. The amount to give is more on the experiment and see side.

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I don’t really care about cruise timing. More about what would be the best way to keep my timing numbers conservative.

 

Current timing is set at 16/19/23/27/29

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Ok another way to look at it. Set the Quadzilla for Level 0 and monitor your timing. Now build a timing setup which is plus 1 or plus 2 over stock.

 

Not exactly a good way to look it being stock has a nasty retard hole in the middle of the map.

 

I'd rather base it off engine load and EGT then you know you got efficiency on you side.

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Ok, I’ll run it as is and see how it goes. Not trying to get it super fined tunes as studs and a new turbo are hopefully coming soon. Either way just looking for a conservative starting point being I’m studless with large injectors and stock turbo. 

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Look at it this way. The Stock ECM tune can use the full range of the VP44 timing already. It's just when does it occur. All we are doing is dictating when and where the timing occurs. So the VP44 is capable of 30 degrees of timing and stock can touchh the 30 degrees but I'm going to assume its way up the RPM range. 

 

I'm more focused on the timing where I do the most driving, So the 1,500 and 2,000 RPM band is where I spend the most time. So those two ranges are the most important to me. Now as for the 2,500 and 3,000 I look at those for passing power but I might use those ranges only 1% of the time. 

 

Give you a feel. (7 x 0.0085) Injectors... No studs, HX35/40 hybrid 60/60/12...

 

18, 21, 24, 27, 27 (Timing max)

 

Max load offset 3*

Low PSI Timing reduct 5*

Timing  reduct Scaling 50%

Light Throttle Timing Adv 3*

Light Throttle Load 20%

 

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Edited by Mopar1973Man

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Ok got the injectors in and went for a test drive. 

 

Has a weird sound at idle when cold but it was the inital start up so we’ll see if it comes back. 

 

Dropping into reverse and then drive when cold almost kills the engine. 

 

Decent amount of white smoke for first 250ft when cold, never again.

 

Has a slight stumble when the pedal is first pushed. Almost like it hesitates then goes fine once more throttle input is there.

 

Otherwise she ran fine. Valve lash quieted things up a little I think and EGTs were fairly manageable, peaked at 1450 around 33-34lbs of boost on a pretty steep incline at 3/4 throttle.

 

Any advice on tuning out the early tps stumble?

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2 hours ago, Me78569 said:

More fuel.  Use valet mode to figure out how much fuel you need at 0 psi.

 

So my fuel from 0-5 is 68/68/69/70/71/72.

 

Would it be ok if I tried a flat fuel curve from 0-5 like all 72?

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Ok, I can do that but I’m already on the verge of being really smokey throughout the rest of the tune. WOT I have a black haze of smoke constantly. Seems like my only issue is down low so I don’t want to mess up the upper end of the fuel curve when the bottom is what needs to attention. 

 

Am I approaching that wrong?? 

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Basically what @Me78569 is getting at for building fuel curves. This is how you would break it down into smaller chunks and clean up each piece of the fuel map.

 

Start with level 1 set your valet mode power till you get the smoke tuned out. Now that is going to be your start power %.

 

Now step up to Level 2 and now build your curve till you make your starting point to 100% fuel clean. If you need to clean up more push your 100% point higher in the boost range.

 

Now Step up to level 3 and build from the 100% to the max you can handle without smoking heavy for the rest of the span.

 

Now step up to level 4 or higher and build your wiretap level. With as big as your injectors are I really wonder if wiretap will be even needed.

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Well went on a tuning drive. Not sure the truck is going to run like I want with this big of injectors and stock turbo. Maybe having the stockers rebuilt and putting those back in until I can get a bigger turbo.

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Basically my starting fuel needed to be around 85 then taper down to 72 by 4-5psi then start it’s climb back up to get the low tps stumble out, but that caused the truck to have haze/smoke at idle. Even with starting fuel at 68 it haze/smokes at idle but not quite as bad. Tried using valet to move around the percentage a bit which got me to my starting mark but there’s no way I can start at 85 @ 0psi and have a drive able truck with this setup unless you know some tricks?

 

It was to the point where you couldnt see the smoke coming out of the exhaust but there was definitely smoke lol. 

 

Rolling on the throttle obviously creates some puffs or trails of black but it cleans up fairly quick. 

Edited by notlimah

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Idle smoke is all oem fueling.  the quad does not adjust idle state fueling as the ecm just adds more fuel as fast as we pull it.  your tune takes over once rpm come above 1000 rpm and tpm is > 0

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smoke at idle is injectors alone.  turbo doesnt matter and oem fueling does a good job of only commanding enough fuel for idle.

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