Sportsman First Impression

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  1. 84BuickGNYorkPA

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    1) The installation was straight forward with the help thread. I let the IAT temp where it was for the turbo tweak chips which is before the alky spray. The Sportsman will tune around it no problem, next time I pull the intake I will put some NPT holes toward the fire wall for a few sensors and vacuum lines.
    2) Ok you will need Cal for the startup run down as there are several areas to verify and address. Starting with the communications with the laptop, very easy, very windows oriented software! Checked for any faults. After about 10 minutes we were ready to turn the key on.
    3) It started right up!!
    4) With Cal on the phone we got the idle tuned in pretty quickly, just had to wait to see what it looked like warmed up and both in gear and Park.
    5) Still with Cal on the phone we started right in with the fuel table at just above idle 1st row and then again on the 2nd row, bam that's pretty much it. After that the Sportsman will adjust the fuel table from there!
    6) The edash has a crystal clear screen not sure on the dpi but no complaints here.



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    Update: The help page in the FAST program is very educational, I have been logging some pulls and adjusting base fuel cells, having fun with it...
     
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    Update: The car is running great, knock alarm never goes off, 22.31 mpg on the way home from the game Saturday.....This is my all time best mpg in 140,000 + miles of driving the car. I need to get to the track or a dyno and work on the top end tune... still have much to learn...

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    Good info. My sportsmen is still in the box. It'll be a winter install.
     
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    22 mpg is impressive. I get no where near that. I don't get on the highway much so it is mostly around town, but still that is really good.
     
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    Those are great numbers. What's your Target A/F ratio?

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    15.3 a/f ratio and bumped the timing up one degree in the cruise area only. I’ve since taken the a/f up to 15.5 with no issues.


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    Thanks I was totally happy with that highway cruise on a non lock setup. But around town I can’t get above 15 but then again I don’t expect to either. [​IMG]


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    man i'm tempted, if they go on sale again may have to pull the trigger.
     

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