Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Meet and Greet' started by koozy, Mar 30, 2014.
eek: I'm reminded why I find comfort with my stock exhaust.
FYI: I will keep all documentation in my car for future pull overs.
Did you know? Any modification to a vehicle is a federal offense (from the mouth of the referee). Of course, they don't enforce it.
I don't believe he knows the truth of the matter regarding mods. he should visit SEMA
though I think he may have been referencing emissions related mods, in that case yes he's probably right.
He has been refereeing for 15 years. He is not a rookie. The law isn't enforced because the automotive industry (aftermarket too) has its say in Washington, not to mention the $$$ behind it.
I'd like to see this law. Is there a link?
Let the research begin!
I know I've turn this thread into a LA Superior Court information thread, but here is the latest...
Went to court yesterday to bring the 'fix it' documentation and pay the $25 per violation fee. After waiting 1 1/2 hours in line, I got up to a desk. Well, since the officer checked the little box that says "not correctable" next to the emissions violation [27156(B)], I would have to pay the $515 bail amount to wipe my hands clean of it... or get a court date. So my court date is in August... and the Kommifornia saga continues.
sucks, after 15yrs. he couldn't check the right box. good luck with the saga, hopefully it'll be smooth from here on out for you.
No, it was not the state referee, it was the police officer who checked the box on the ticket. I have the feeling that the cop did it just to be an ass_ole... even though I was respectful.
i see and no one noticed that, not even the referee?
I did ask the referee, but he said somethings could not be 'checked' correctable. I asked him what happens after I go back to pay for it, he did not know. After he does his thing, he has no idea.
frustrating. makes you wonder what's the point if it's "not correctable" and what circumstances warrants a "not correctable" instance.
I think it is at the discretion of the officer writing the citation.
Well done, Koozy. Very clean install.
Now, I understand knowing what your ethanol % is when you fill up because of our crappy CA fuel. But what's the point?
You physically have to sit there and change the tune when your sensor figures out what the % is of that tank fill.
When someone comes out with a tuner where it monitors the % and automatically adjusts, then I'm in.
Koozy, you once made the point that "your time is too valuable" or something along those lines. Would you or would you not say this statement is hypocritical of this type of tuning method based on your ethanol % (meaning, every time you fill your tank, you possibly would have to re-tune)? No dissing here. Just a conversation between to guys that like horsepower.
Again, very nice post above. Always have liked your work.
Believe me, if I felt it was a pain in the ass I would not be doing it, but this to me is not once it's set up. I will have 5 maps through the Access Tuner Race software via the Accessport. I think this is what you may be missing in your equation? The scenario is I go fill up whatever mixture of e85/gas, look at the analyzer to tell me what the % is, switch to the appropriate map right there "on the fly" within seconds and be on my merry way until the next time I fill up. I don't and won't be constantly looking at the analyzer, as I don't expect it to constantly change.
Another reason is Cobb may in the future be able to take the signal from the ethanol sensor and use it with the Accessport making the car "flex fuel" like they currently have for the Skyline GTR and Subaru WRX. Then the Accessport maps will self tune with the maps that take into account for the ethanol content available and the end user won't have to manually switch maps anymore.
Please review the following links for a better understanding than I can try to explain.
razorlab's how-to configure multiple maps for ethanol, based on % in the tank
Cobb Overview on 5 - Way Map Switching
Koozy, thanks for the education. Did not know you could flash our vehicles on the fly while driving. I will watch if Cobb or some other manufacturer releases an ethanol sensing system for their tuner. I think this a far better / automatic solution to our piss poor fuel and HP wanting needs.
I have read razorlab's work before posting my first response to you. Great read and information. If I am going to put that much time / money into it, I want it to be automatic.
Anyways, thanks again for the great post / photos.
btw, a major motivating factor aside power, cooling benefits, etc. is the opening of a new station in West LA in the near future, otherwise I'll be in Brentwood filling up until then.
Cool. Wonder what premium price they will put on it. I know the 76 at Barrington & Pico had a 100 octane pump, but the last time I bought it, it was almost $10 a gallon.
e85 is typically less at the pump, unlike high octane gasoline.
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