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Re: For those who are thinking about Bluespark...

The ZF 8HP70 can handle 700Nm of torque so there is a fair bit of head room on the transmission front.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:18 AM
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Update: I tried some different settings today. It appears that the jumper alters the power curve and the radial switch adjust fueling level.
Jumper settings:

C has improved low end torque. Turbo lag is mildly improved.

D has a soft low end and is stronger in the mids. Turbo lag is the same or worse than stock.

E is more aggressive throughout the power band. Turbo lag is improved.

Radial switch:

3 to 4 feels like stock (with jumper B).

5 to 6 adds more than stock fuel.

7 is the highest level I could run without the Rich Powertrain code being set. The code sets at 38 mph at 1800 rpm within a few operating hours after setting the dial to 8. I never got a code under high loads.

For me, I am liking E7. No codes after a 300 mile trip and the engine feels very willing to go even in Eco mode. Sport mode is aggressive. I'll leave it on E7 permanently. I still got 36mpg average over 180 miles on a very flat 2 lane highway with cruise set on 55 this evening so economy is still good.

EGT is peaking at 1280 F at WOT for several seconds which is the same temperature that occurs during DPF regen. Regen last several minutes and the turbo and exhaust equipment are designed to withstand it. I doubt a few seconds under acceleration at 1300 F is going to affect longevity.

The Bluespark is a risk I can afford to take. If you can't afford the risk, I would not suggest it. Enjoy!
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Re: For those who are thinking about Bluespark...

Thanks for the update excursion. Mine just came in today and am very impressed by the build quality. The box even came in a cloth sleeve lol.

Could you explain a little more on the Bluetooth ODB-II reader and Android/EGT readings? Did you just load up the android app and EGT was just sitting there to be read, or did you have to put a code in?
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:27 PM
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The Android app "Torque Pro" is $5 and uses any ELM327 compatible adapter that cost me $24. The one I used is referenced in a link above, was suggested by others on JG, and works flawlessly.

The app has many features including code diagnostics and reset, data logging and charting, performance and economy tracking, realtime monitoring, and profiles for multi vehicle support.

The realtime data is displayed in user configurable screens that you design to your needs. You select the location of the virtual gauge, the type of gauge, and the value to display. The value is selected from a master list of OBDII parameters. The EGT is listed, so is Boost. There are at least 100 different items available in this list. The list is actively polling the vehicle during value selection and supported items are shown in green.

The only caveat I see with the Torque app and BT adapter is that the vehicle will wake up immediately after it powers down if the app is left running with your phone in range. The BT adapter wakes the vehicle when active.
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Re: For those who are thinking about Bluespark...

Hmm, interesting. Was thinking about getting one of these:

Amazon.com: ScanGauge II Ultra Compact 3-in-1 Automotive Computer with Customizable Real-Time Fuel Economy Digital Gauges: Automotive

And permanently mounting the display in an easy to access area. But according to the manual, unless you know the "code" for the reading, you may not be able to display it.

Going the route you did since it is a known working config may be the best route (and cheaper). I figure reading EGT isn't something I need to do at all times in the vehicle anyway, just something that needs to be checked up on once and a while.
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I have the ScanGuage2. It won't reset the Jeep MIL light and there is no published codes for EGT yet. It will show Cat temp but that reading can be 600 F lower than EGT. I suspect they will discover the EGT code sooner or later.

My ScanGuage2 sits in the storage bin under the radio with the cable hidden. Its routed through the open slot inside the top of the bin. I had to use a piece of wire to fish it through and then tucked it under the dash.

I'll use it instead of the Bluetooth for permanent monitoring since the Bluetooth leaves the vehicle open to a hacker. Im not 100% sure but I think the locks and engine start can be performed via ODBII and nothing prevents others from pairing to your adapter.....yikes!
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Talking Re: For those who are thinking about Bluespark...

I have bluespark pro boost. So far all good.Have Bluetooth obd2 on the way so hopefully be Able to give some good information. Still on stock settings but Feeling pretty racy.
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Your CRD may be different but on mine any setting on the 0-9 radial switch over 7 sets a code and the MIL light under light acceleration. E7 is very drivable. D is so laggy it is unusable.
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Mine has only been in one day so no experimenting yet. Stock settings are C5. Did a drive, 630km up coast to Byron, averaged 7.6lt/100km using cruise set 10 over. On cruise at 120 averaged 8.1. Did not drive for economy, booted it in overtaking lanes, so can better 7.6. Turning cruise off would also help.
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Re: For those who are thinking about Bluespark...

I am currently running D-9, no codes thrown yet. This baby moves out!
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Me too. So far all good. Fuel economy out the window- having to much fun! Will go to e9 tomorrow
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Me too. So far all good. Fuel economy out the window- having to much fun! Will go to e9 tomorrow
What do you think about C through E? The sheet says C will produce the most torque, and E the most horsepower. At least it's easy to change the settings, I have it quick asses right by the shock tower.

I was thinking of actually going back to C and using 9. The most TQ may prove to be the best for my modded 6,000 lb JGC and not HP. Would get a hair better gas mileage too.

Also, anyone notice any increase in engine vibration with the higher settings? Or maybe the diesel sound is just louder...
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