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Starting to get my brain wrapped around tuning and these questions came up:

1. Is anyone using the EFI Dash Display?
2. Could some of the Spare Analog Inputs on the EFI ECU be used to monitor Oil Temp, EGT, or other characteristics not already monitored by the EFI ECU for the purposes of engine protection and to send to the Dash Display?

I don't like the idea of throwing in a few analog gauges, and it seems like using the EFI Dash Display helps keep the interior clean and since the data is coming from the EFI ECU, you'd get the added benefit of ECU monitoring of those variables. In the case of Oil Temp, maybe you could prevent engaging high lift cam until Oil reaches a certain value? And, you would be able to see that data over time if you took advantage of the 1MB data logging feature in the ECU.

I'm very much a newb, and these seem like newb questions to me, but I didn't find much when searching. Apologies if it's been covered and I missed it.
 

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Starting to get my brain wrapped around tuning and these questions came up:

1. Is anyone using the EFI Dash Display?
2. Could some of the Spare Analog Inputs on the EFI ECU be used to monitor Oil Temp, EGT, or other characteristics not already monitored by the EFI ECU for the purposes of engine protection and to send to the Dash Display?

I don't like the idea of throwing in a few analog gauges, and it seems like using the EFI Dash Display helps keep the interior clean and since the data is coming from the EFI ECU, you'd get the added benefit of ECU monitoring of those variables. In the case of Oil Temp, maybe you could prevent engaging high lift cam until Oil reaches a certain value? And, you would be able to see that data over time if you took advantage of the 1MB data logging feature in the ECU.

I'm very much a newb, and these seem like newb questions to me, but I didn't find much when searching. Apologies if it's been covered and I missed it.

Hi,
All of the basic functions of the ECU can be monitored on the dash display. It supports 3 pages, Race, Warm Up, and System. We use Race for racing (typical channels: water temp, revs, lap time, time difference, lap #, oil P, and oil temp)
Warm Up is usually used for Oil temp, water temp, fuel psi, etc...
System page can be used for referencing other channels for tuning or diagnosis, such as Lambda, Sync, throttle, Baro Press (or MAP), Injection time, Spark deg, etc...

So now that I told you about all the cool stuff this dash can do there is some bad news...EFI currently does not have these available. They are working on a new improved version that will support more stand-alone features regardless of the ECU inputs, but this will not be ready for release for at least 3-6 months.

We have been using the Pi Omega dash lately, Pi Research - Omega D1 Dash

It is compatible with the EFI data stream so you simply use the data link from the EFI to the Omega and have all your ECU inputs. The Omega is available in 2 versions, D1 (display mode and lap time only) and D2 (complete data logger that also supports additional analogues and digitals). The Pi Omega system actually offers more features than the old EFI dash and has very intuitive settings.

For example, the Omega can be set up to display your "warm up" channels while at idle or below X speed. Once you exceed the determined speed it automatically goes into race mode and will display your lap time, lap diff, gear, speed, etc... The dash also eliminates the less important channels when in race mode, but if an alarm were to be triggered the entire screen turns red and the respective alarm channel flashes to warn you.

After a session you can use the Tell-Tale modes. This allows for you to quickly toggle thru your session without a lap top. You can view Min/Max values for speed, rpm, lap times, temps, pressures, etc...

Once the data is offloaded it can be used to create track maps and view sensor data traces, etc...

The shift lights are also modular, unlike other units where the lights are part of the housing and can be obstructed by the steering wheel, and/or your hands. You can either bolt the light module to the dash or remote mount anywhere you like.

Please contact us at DRS to get more information. Ph 562-694-2226 or email [email protected]

thanks,
Kris
DRS
 

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awesome info, Kris. thx much. both seem like good solutions. I'm still a ways out from implementing anything, but it's great to know options are available.

The timing of the EFI Dash display may line up nicely with my timeline of moving to FI, so that could be interesting...
 
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