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Old 09-21-2016, 08:50 PM   #1
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Preparing to NASA Time Trial my NA FM turbo miata. First dyno since I bought the car. Candidly I have very little experience interpreting dyno results. My initial reaction is that the hp and tq curves look pretty good. And 5 pulls yielded a very small delta change. The car does run pretty cool. It was 90 and humid. Would love your feedback.

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It's flirting with 13:1, which is a little leaner than I like to see.

How much boost? What turbo? Hydra or Voodoo?

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It's an older FM kit with a 2560, about 12 psi boost and Hydra ECU.
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It's an older FM kit with a 2560, about 12 psi boost and Hydra ECU.
Running 93 octane fuel
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Is it a 1.6 or a 1.8?

Torque is a bit low at 180 ft-lbs. For most cars, if you take torque and divide it by displacement times atmospheres, you get a number in the high 60s to low 70s. For a 1.6, that would be 2.88 (1.6*1.8) so with 180 ft-lbs that's 62 ft-lbs/L-atm. With a 1.8 it's only 55.

Perhaps boost is lower than 12? Or maybe the motor is tired, or maybe it just wants more timing. Did you tune the timing, or is this the default (i.e., conservative) FM map?

FWIW, this was my car at 12 psi using the FM default Hydra map (blue) vs the after-tuning results (red) when it was a stock '99 1.8 and a 2560 about 8 or 9 years ago:



BTW, I would definitely go out and do some data logging/fuel auto tuning. If it's really doing 13:1 at 12 psi, that's something you should fix. I like to see something in the 11.5 to 12 range.

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On a track car I would be shooting for 11.8:1 in boost.Those AFR's would leave me a bit worried. There might not be any knock on the dyno, but after a 20 min track session things will be much warmer.
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Thanks all. I have an external boost gauge that is reading 12psi peak. I know the motor is at least the 3rd replacement but origin is unknown. It is a stock 1.8. It very well could be tired. We did tune the timing but I think it could be tweaked. It is not the default FM map. Car runs very cool on track. 20 minute session and water temps are about 205 and oil is about 200. Car has an oil cooler, coolant reroute and I've boxed in the radiator/intercooler.
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I will tune it a few clicks richer. And recheck the timing. Thanks again.

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AFRs measured with the WBO2 connected to the Dynojet at the tail pipe read about 1 point leaner than actual. Do you have a data log from the Hydra showing the AFR measured by the WBO2 connected to the Hydra?

Your power and toque curves look typical for a Hydra with FM's base map. Plenty of fuel, and a little weak due to conservative timing map.
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AFRs measured with the WBO2 connected to the Dynojet at the tail pipe read about 1 point leaner than actual. Do you have a data log from the Hydra showing the AFR measured by the WBO2 connected to the Hydra?

Your power and toque curves look typical for a Hydra with FM's base map. Plenty of fuel, and a little weak due to conservative timing map.
I don't have a corresponding data log for current setup and tune. Definitely next on my list before I change the tune. Thanks for the advice.

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