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I have been thinking of investing in a data logger. I whant to run 8 pyro's on each cylinder when I get my headers. Does anyone know what all I can read with these thing's other then the EGT's ? What doesa system like this run on the market ?

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Re: Data Logger ?

A good base system usually starts at $1000 to get started, that is with either 1 or 2 pyros. You can pretty much read just about anything with them as long as you can get the sensors and have the allowable ports for them. Then just program your parameters for you sensor range vs voltage input.

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The same thought crossed my mind a few years ago. This was the site that I was looking to purchase from. http://www.arc-2.com/Merchant2/merch...egory_Code=EGT . . . Hope this helps.
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Re: Data Logger ?

A question...

If your tuning ability does not include any means of "trimming" cylinders, why would you want to read egt of each cylinder? That would only be useful if you had a way to balance them back out. Otherwise..... you can just be painfully aware of any imbalance that may exist with absolutely no way to ever effect it.
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Re: Data Logger ?

It would be a little overkill for finding a miss.

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A question...

If your tuning ability does not include any means of "trimming" cylinders, why would you want to read egt of each cylinder? That would only be useful if you had a way to balance them back out. Otherwise..... you can just be painfully aware of any imbalance that may exist with absolutely no way to ever effect it.
I herd from a local shop that you could read more then just egt's, basically the way I understood it was if it has a sensor it can be read ? Thats what I was told and I havnt herd much about these types of systems so im in the dark on this one. The reason for reading each cylinder is im just whanting more of a outlook of what the engine is doing possibly learn from it ? would this Possiblyhelp when a injector is going bad, possibly give a warning before hand?. I was just wondering what people's input would be on this type of system. So charles is there really no reason to run this type of system on a truck ? no pro's

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I herd from a local shop that you could read more then just egt's, basically the way I understood it was if it has a sensor it can be read ? Thats what I was told and I havnt herd much about these types of systems so im in the dark on this one. The reason for reading each cylinder is im just whanting more of a outlook of what the engine is doing possibly learn from it ? would this Possiblyhelp when a injector is going bad, possibly give a warning before hand?. I was just wondering what people's input would be on this type of system. So charles is there really no reason to run this type of system on a truck ? no pro's

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Don't know. My PCS datalogs everything I'm interested in. I was just wondering, if you saw an imbalance in the egt's what could you do about it? With some engine management units you can actually trim individual cylinders.
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With no ablility to change each cylinder, it might be info you don't wanna know
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Don't know. My PCS datalogs everything I'm interested in. I was just wondering, if you saw an imbalance in the egt's what could you do about it? With some engine management units you can actually trim individual cylinders.
Could this help in building the next engine ? I'm just throwing thing's out to learn more about what I could use this for. Would this be able to tell me what cylinder is getting shorted in fuel/oil ? sorry If I'm just rambling on but I'm just curious. To answer the question on an imbalance in egt's probly nothing from my understanding.

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