Setting up an alcohol chip without the variable timing stuff is not much different than setting up a regular chip, just some of the curves are changed. Feel free to email me if you have any other questions.
Will the boost sensing setup work by itself? Im using directscan, which plugs directly into the ecm so that leaves the diagnostic ports open I would guess. Or by plugging into the service port on the bottom of the ecm do you disable some other outputs? Just thinking it might be good to use Turbolink for the boost feedback and tuning and use Directscan for chip burning data collection. Just my ramblings. Better yet, would the boost sensing hardware work with directscan?
The best answer to that I can give you is "I dont know." If I had to guess I would say you probably could but without seeing any of Steve's stuff in a long time, I can't say for sure whether it would work okay or not.
yes, you can run boost sensing and the maxeffort but steve does not like it because he uses the temperature adjustments in the ME. However, if you run the Translator version of the ME, then the temperature adjustments are removed and the boost sensing works fine.
I have run it with the standard maf chip and thought it was okay but he has chewed me out for doing it. *L*
BTW, I have only seen one of Jays chips with the boostsensing feature but it worked very well.
Ive been reading all the threads that talk about this stuff but Im still confused. Maybe someone could answer the basic stuff that Im missing. Cant understand the details if you dont get the basics, so....
1. What does the boost sensing harness and 3 bar sensor do? Does it provide more feedback to the ecm? Where is the information being routed to that the sensor picks up?
2. Using this information you can use a variable timing chip. If its not giving away any trade secrets, where does this information go in the chip and does it use the feedback from the maf sensor to adjust or do you just use the info you get from the sensor to burn a variable timing chip?
Maybe someone could write up a whitepaper on this stuff. Im sure Im not the only (or first) one to ask these questions.