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Re: New Engine at Last [Re: Gambalunga] #606873
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Originally Posted by Gambalunga
Congratulations. It is a great satisfaction to achieve such a success. Was the ECU the original Morgan ECU or something aftermarket? I am fascinated by the fact that you were able to adjust the fuel map and log the ECU which, of course, I have done with the Omex ECU.

I am also a little curious as to why you did not fit individual throttle bodies while you were at it. Omex have kits available for the Blacktop.
http://omextechnology.co.uk/tb-kits-zetec-blacktop.html


I have the Omex ECU, same as yours.

Started with one of my old Silvertop maps and modified it.

I have some ideas of my own for the intake system but for now I will just run the standard manifold and throttle body then decide what route to take.


Bob

1999 4/4 2 litre Zetec
Re: New Engine at Last [Re: IvorMog] #606877
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I really enjoyed reading your Story Bob, Most impressed with your skills and can do attitude....Sooooperb.

Re: New Engine at Last [Re: IvorMog] #606885
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Originally Posted by IvorMog
Originally Posted by Gambalunga
Congratulations. It is a great satisfaction to achieve such a success. Was the ECU the original Morgan ECU or something aftermarket? I am fascinated by the fact that you were able to adjust the fuel map and log the ECU which, of course, I have done with the Omex ECU.

I am also a little curious as to why you did not fit individual throttle bodies while you were at it. Omex have kits available for the Blacktop.
http://omextechnology.co.uk/tb-kits-zetec-blacktop.html


I have the Omex ECU, same as yours.

Started with one of my old Silvertop maps and modified it.

I have some ideas of my own for the intake system but for now I will just run the standard manifold and throttle body then decide what route to take.


A lot of fun isn't it. I was given an updated version of the calibration for the Duratec but the table was for different points on both the RPM and throttle opening. It had an ignition map that was somewhat different to mine. I inserted the new ignition map and then created a spread sheet with an algorithm to change the fuel map to line up with the new grid. Once the new fuel map, essentially the same but on a different grid, was inserted I did a few runs logging the ECU and corrected a couple of minor deviations. The result was a much improved mid-range. The other thing that I have been working on is the cold fuelling adjustment that gives additional fuel between 0° and 70°C, when the sonda lambda reading starts to control the feedback loop. I went for a run this morning with an initial temperature of 5°C and I have decided I am happy with the result. drive


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Re: New Engine at Last [Re: IvorMog] #606911
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Cracking post, Bob..!

Well done, you.

Happy Christmas, matey.


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Re: New Engine at Last [Re: IvorMog] #606943
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Well done Bob.

You now qualify for a five star hands on badge.

How many skinned knuckles? grin2


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Re: New Engine at Last [Re: IvorMog] #606969
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Well done Bob...great work..better than working for a living !!!

Remember your car parked in front of the Dakota on our trip to Lincolnshire


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Re: New Engine at Last [Re: KEVFITZ] #606982
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Impressed by your posting, quite an achievement to get everything to work!


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Re: New Engine at Last [Re: IvorMog] #606993
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How did you adjust the mixture without a means of measuring the fuel air ratio. Or did you have such a means. Were you able to check exhaust pipe output

Re: New Engine at Last [Re: IvorMog] #607007
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Thanks for your comments guys.

It's one of the great joys of Morgan ownership that there is such a diverse bunch of enthusiasts, all in it for different reasons but still appreciative of others efforts.

I'll post some more information after the dyno run on Wednesday and I'll fish out a couple of photo's


Bob

1999 4/4 2 litre Zetec
Re: New Engine at Last [Re: howard] #607010
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Originally Posted by howard
How did you adjust the mixture without a means of measuring the fuel air ratio. Or did you have such a means. Were you able to check exhaust pipe output


With the Omex ECU there is a closed loop system that gives feedback from the Narrowband Lambda sensor.

It does not give a direct reading of the air fuel ratio but it does tell you how much fuel the computer is adding or subtracting to get back to Lambda 1, i.e. the stoichiometric AFR of 14.7:1

If for example the ECU was showing minus 10% on the Oxygen Feedback (OXFB) readout, that means that the computer is deducting 10% fuel to get back to Lambda1.

That therefore means that the mixture is approximately 10% too rich in that particular load / speed site so simply reduce that mapping site number by 10% and play with it until the OXFB is as close to Zero as possible.

It's not ideal at the higher load and speed sites on the fuel grid as it is better to have a lambda of somewhere between 0.85 to 0.90 (i.e a richer mixture with an AFR between 12.5 and 13.2) for best torque and the Narrowband sensor will only read Lambda1.

However it does give a reasonably reliable indication of the mixture as a good starting point.

From there one can either work through a range of road tests using the data logging process ( which is what I think Gambalunga does) until the best overall configuration is found or use a wideband lambda sensor on a dyno to give a fairly accurate map and then refine it slightly after the road testing.

Both are equally valid but the wideband dyno system gets there a bit faster.

As Gambalunga will attest to, I think, this adds a whole extra dimension to Morgan ownership and engine tuning in general.

Last edited by IvorMog; 08/12/19 07:46 PM.

Bob

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