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Old 01-17-2017, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anybody using Torque Pro app?

Just got a new gadget. I picked up a bluetooth OBD2 device and am learning a bit about the Torque Pro app. The first thing I looked at was my boost levels. Ever since I got the Trifecta I was concerned that I may be boosting more than the DIC would show. I always see a constant 23 PSI on the display. I hooked up the gadget and the app is showing 22.8 max boost. I was wondering if anybody using this app knows how accurate this reading is. I'm pretty sure the OEM MAP sensors can read up to about 24.5 or so PSI. I'm hoping the readings are an accurate interpretation of the voltages the MAP sensors are sending. I know the DIC doesn't show tenths so I'm assuming it rounds things off.
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Well, keep in mind the OBD2 device won't be any more accurate than the dash reading since they both are getting their data from the exact same place.

I know sensors get a little "fuzzy" at the extreme ends of their range so I don't know how accurate the stock sensor is when it's almost maxed out.

OH, and I do run the torque app if I'm not wanting to break out the HP Tuners.
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I found a post by Tomato Soup about the science behind the voltages but it was beyond my comprehension... suffice it to say the higher the voltage the less accurate the reading as you stated.
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This is why the GMPP Tune went with 3 bar MAP sensors...
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I use it every once in a while. It's a pretty neat little tool.

Here is a link to some themes another member made to match the dash of the Sky.

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The sensors are only run within their accuracy ranges with the stock tunes. However, aftermarket tunes can increase boost into the 'rolled off' areas of the sensors.

Bottom line, boosts level reported by the sensors in stock tunes would be pretty accurate.
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The sensors are only run within their accuracy ranges with the stock tunes. However, aftermarket tunes can increase boost into the 'rolled off' areas of the sensors.

Bottom line, boosts level reported by the sensors in stock tunes would be pretty accurate.
Kind of what I thought. Sounds about right.
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The sensors are only run within their accuracy ranges with the stock tunes. However, aftermarket tunes can increase boost into the 'rolled off' areas of the sensors.

Bottom line, boosts level reported by the sensors in stock tunes would be pretty accurate.
I guess then I'm pretty glad to see something lower than 23PSI.
Now if i can find the knock sensor on this app.
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I guess then I'm pretty glad to see something lower than 23PSI.
Now if i can find the knock sensor on this app.
The value is called Knock Retard. It's there.
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Can't find it. Goes from something kilometers to liters something
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Can't find it. Goes from something kilometers to liters something
Huh. Should be there. I have...

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Litres Per 100 Kilometer(instant)

(And I have no idea why it is litres and not liters)
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Litres Per 100 Kilometer(instant)

(And I have no idea why it is litres and not liters)
Mine jumps from:
Kilometers Per Litre(Long Term Average)
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Litres Per 100 Kilometer(instant)


EDIT: I did find a free widget called knock detector. But it has it's own screen so i can't see any other gauges while testing for knock.
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And you have the Pro version of Torque, right? Are you Android or Apple?
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Pro version, paid $4.95 for it. Android (Galaxy S6) using a BAFX 34t5 Bluetooth dongle
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Huh...Same here...well, 5S Galaxy but that shouldn't make a difference. Sometimes there are little differences between the Android and Apple products but wouldn't matter in this case. COULD be your dongle if it uses another piece of software on your phone for connectivity. The one I have is straight Bluetooth and requires no other software. Here is mine:

ELM327 OBDII Bluetooth Auto Car Diagnostic Wireless Transceiver Dongle - Blue | eBay

But that's really the only thing I can think of. I'm a 2007 and you're a 2008 but again, that shouldn't make a difference.
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