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Old 04-17-2009, 12:49 PM
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Default Translator Pro Manual Suggestions

The manual for Translator Pro 5.x is attached. This is the current manual.

We feel it is very comprehensive, but if there are omissions we want to hear about them. They can be included ina future revision.

So we are looking for errors, omissions, tuning hints and troubleshooting hints.

This is not a discussion thread and will be trimmed if questions are posted. If you have a question, please start a thread.

Thanks!

Bob
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:55 PM
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Default troubleshooting hint and clarification

this was broght to my attention in another thread.

The translator pro (in speed density mode) uses the IAT in its internal calculations. An adjustable voltage is sent out on V out1 to the ECU/ECM as a fake IAT so the ECU does not add its own correction. So most vehicles will show an IAT (air temperature) reading that appears 'stuck'. This is normal.


On some vehicles (GN with Pro chip, or DSM with proper Keydiver chip) the IAT signal to the ECU/ECM is used to control WOT spark timing.

So, depending on vehicle, chip, and scantool/logger the IAT reading may appear very strange, or it may be stuck. The Pro chips are set up to 'fake' the IAT on all scantools except Direct Scan.

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Old 05-24-2009, 03:07 PM
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Default speed density with and without temp compensation

http://www.fullthrottletech.com/show...06&postcount=1


To clarify, you are selecting whether the Pro will correct for air temp or the ECU will do it.

regular speed density means the Pro will use air temperature in its airflow calculations, so the ECU should not be set up to do it.

speed density, no temp means the pro will not compensate for air temp, so the ecu must be set up to do it.

Bob
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by TurboBob
http://www.fullthrottletech.com/show...06&postcount=1


To clarify, you are selecting whether the Pro will correct for air temp or the ECU will do it.

regular speed density means the Pro will use air temperature in its airflow calculations, so the ECU should not be set up to do it. IE you are using ??? ???

speed density, no temp means the pro will not compensate for air temp, so the ecu must be set up to do it. Select this if using ?X?X? ???

Bob

I still dont get which one to select.
Include just a bit more info & you probably will never have to answer this question again.

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Old 06-03-2009, 12:08 PM
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The Translator Pro is supposed to be universal, so if we start trying to list different cars in the instructions they will never be complete.

However, a buick ECM does not make air temperature corrections for fueling.
So if you want the Pro to correct for air temperature, use Speed Density. If you do not want the Pro to correct for air temperature, use Speed Density, No Tmp.

I hope this is clearer. I will try to add some more explanation to the manual addition.

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Old 06-20-2009, 02:56 AM
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New users get worried if all their settings are correct.

If we knew what settings were not used for our cars, it would make less to worry about !

Example TM base and TM correct are only for Supras

Please note all settings that are only used for one application.
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:06 AM
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thats really better suited to the quick start guides, as the manual is supposed to be more general.

That said, the quick start guides need to be updated as well.

Bob
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:28 AM
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it has been suggested that the manual contain typical or recommended settings.

I will try to put in some recommendations where practical.

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