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Old 11-15-2013, 03:05 AM
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Re: For those who are thinking about Bluespark...

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It came with installation sheets. There is a description of the settings and how the interact but no curves.

Curves or not, the difference is significant. I would like to see curves also.
Yours looks a lot different to mine, I wonder if mine is an older version or different country different module? I've attached the set up info of mine and the supplied power graphs but I think they're just universal graphs. I tried getting my rig dyno'd last week to get some before and after graphs but the tuner gave up because he couldn't hold the GDC in one gear.

I gave setting eight another go today and no cruise control issues . There's seems to be abit more turbo lag when it takes off sometimes but there's more power.
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Re: For those who are thinking about Bluespark...

Do you folks happen to know if the bluespark will work in the new ram 1500 ecodiesel? I would think the ram will come with its own set maps from the factory.
My wife and I will be looking to buy a GC ED this spring and I have been patiently waiting for the ram ED.
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:04 PM
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Do you folks happen to know if the bluespark will work in the new ram 1500 ecodiesel? I would think the ram will come with its own set maps from the factory.
My wife and I will be looking to buy a GC ED this spring and I have been patiently waiting for the ram ED.
Unless they change the connector types, it should work. The device only intercepts and manipulates the common rail injector signals and boost feedback. The maps in the engine ecu are not touched.
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Re: For those who are thinking about Bluespark...

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Bluespark Pro + Boost installed. It took 10 minutes. I could do it in 3 minutes now.
ExcursionD- how many connectors are there? How accessible are they? Is this a tool-less installation?

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Old 11-15-2013, 06:13 PM
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ExcursionD- how many connectors are there? How accessible are they? Is this a tool-less installation?

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Eric, there are 4 connectors...2 male, 2 female. Each male/female pair snap inline with an existing connector. No tools are necessary but a screwdriver is helpful in releasing the clips on the existing connectors. The tuner box can be tucked into various locations. I didn't use the tie wraps so I can remove it easily.

The engine cover pops off easily and a big foam sound deadening block lifts out that covers the area where the fuel rail sensor is located.

Let the vehicle cool down and save yourself some burns on your hands...I didn't and it was quite warm.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:13 AM
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For those interested here's some fuel consumption figures, keep in mind I'm running 275/65/r18 tyres. Average touring/highway consumption for me on the default setting is about 8.2L/100km - 28.7mpg and on the 2nd highest setting it's about 9.2L/100km - 25.6mpg. Around town 8.6L/100km - 27.4mpg and 9.4L/100km - 25mpg.
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Re: For those who are thinking about Bluespark...

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2nd impression....torque comes on earlier. I can hear the "swish" of the turbo pulling a mild grade in 8th at 1300 rpm. A standing start in sport mode made the back end squat hard and she aggressively went to 60 noticeably quicker. This is in stock B5 setting. It has 5 maps....A to E and a rotary fine tune 1-9 dial.

Light throttle cruise is as refined as before with addition of extra grunt at lower rpm.

The engine has a little more diesel cackle like a big truck. I like it. Before it was "too quiet". I like to hear it a little since I'm a long time diesel driver.

The Bluespark delivers folks. I feel like it unleashed the beast.

Excursion Diesel,
I am anxiously awaiting your third impression about your Bluespark installation relating to performance and fuel mileage. I traded in my 2005 Excursion 6.0 Powerstroke Diesel modified with egr delete, ARP head studs, open exhaust, SCT Tuner etc. on my ecodiesel JGC. I miss the brute torgue and beautiful sounds emitting from that beast and the surprised owners of high performance muscle cars when I would race them. As per the advice of our members down under in Oz I removed the two rear resonater mufflers with no noticeable increase in exhaust noise. This was supposed to help reduce the turbo lag but at this point I can't really tell.
Did you order your Bluespark directly from their website and if so how long did it take for delivery? Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.
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Banjo,

I still have my Excursion 7.3L. Love it. I have an modded stock turbo, Injectors, DP F16 Tuner, and 5" to dual 4" side pipes no mufflers.

I am running the Bluespark on C8 setting and 0-60 is 7.0 sec. Stock was 7.4s. C6 was the default. The biggest difference is more aggressive fueling below 2k rpm. Low and mid rpm pulls harder.

I think I have a bad back pressure sensor on my DPF because I'm getting a MIL code related to emissions. I cleared it and thought it was gone but it came back. I'm going to take the BS box off and reset it again. If it comes back, I'll visit the dealer. It may be related to very long idle times however I drive at 65+ for greater than 30 minutes daily. I have 1700 miles and have not seen a DPF Regen notice on the EVIC. Am I supposed too?
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Re: For those who are thinking about Bluespark...

My DPF has not regened yet either but I only have about 400 miles on it so far. Does anybody out there know how often this is supposed to occur and how will we be notified of the event? I will be taking a 800 mile road trip this weekend and am anxious to see what my highway mileage will be. So far my town suburban mileage shows 25.8 mpg.
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Ok. New discoveries:

The "emissions related code" that the Acton Scanner showed wasn't the issue. It is NOT my DPF getting clogged.

I bought a generic Bluetooth Elm327 adapter and purchased the $5 Torque app for my Android phone.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005NL...A2VZTJP6N0Z6QL

My error code was (finally) diagnosed correctly as P0172 Powertrain System Too Rich

The fault code occurred after I adjusted the BlueSpark from C6 to C9. The 0-9 dial on the box adjusts fueling. The code would occur under very mild acceleration at 35 mph. I'm on D6 now with no codes so far.

So....despite BlueSpark's claim of not causing codes....it can happen.

The Torque App is amazing! A total investment of $25 gets you a high quality scanner and digital dashboard....and Yes, EGT as well as Cat temp sensors work.
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I thought the EGT temp sensor was hidden be a secret code, and unless you know the parameter code you couldn't read it? Are you sure you are reading actual EGT?
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It has to be a sensor close to the Turbo. It soars to 1000+ F in seconds under heavy loads. The Cat temp only goes to 700 at 80mph up a hill and takes time to react.
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