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Author:  ToxicGumbo [ Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ToxicGumbo's 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L 2RZ-FE (23rd)

After looking forward to celebrating my truck's 1-year anniversary as a FreeEMSed vehicle, I realized I had the dates wrong in my head and am long overdue for a freaking cake.

I've now been driving on FreeEMS for over 16 months!

Best 16 months ever. Might skip the cake and go straight for the top shelf liquor.


-Jeff

Author:  Fred [ Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ToxicGumbo's 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L 2RZ-FE (23rd)

And it's still not tuned! ROFL. Congratulations, Jeff. Glad to have you around, you've brought a lot to my life in multiple ways. Let's make the next 16 months really count with a few new features on your truck and some new hardware under the hood to go with them :-)

Author:  ToxicGumbo [ Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ToxicGumbo's 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L 2RZ-FE (23rd)

Things I've been doing, even if in a bullshitty way:

  • Driving my FreeEMS powered car for 23 months
  • Rocking a FreeEMS sticker on the back tailgate for just as long
  • Working with Fred to learn about decoder support and programming
  • Working on a personal project involving serial comms
  • Helping out with some of the social media management and advocacy
  • Trying to sell off a car
  • Getting things in order to usher in a baby daughter
  • Making lots of connections in the automotive scene, reading up on new trends, and testing new software/hardware

This past year has been unforgiving in the sense of office work and domestic responsibilities, but it's offered many new experiences. I'm learning that along with the direction my life has gone and advancing age, there's a certain calling towards learning to manage and delegate tasks to younger folks. With that in mind, I'm going to start looking at the student/soldier talent here in town and consider how to bring in new talent.

-Jeff

Author:  Fred [ Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ToxicGumbo's 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L 2RZ-FE (23rd)

Nice idea! I should take a FreeEMS powered vehicle out to the UoA campus FSAE team HQ and see if I can sell the idea. The Swedes were great fun to work with :-)

Author:  ToxicGumbo [ Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ToxicGumbo's 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L 2RZ-FE (23rd)

Firmware update...

From: FreeEMS-0.2.0-SNAPSHOT-301-gab84db5-TOXICTACOMA-MissingTeeth-Crank-36minus2.s19
To: FreeEMS-0.2.0-SNAPSHOT-381-gd23d6d0-TOXICTACOMA-MissingTeeth-Crank-36minus2.s19

It's either comical or depressing that the From was installed back in June 2015. Missed a lot of testing opportunities over the past year and a half, so I'll go with "depressing".

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^ What one does when their Pi carputer isn't panning out.

Picked up 2 logs on 3 drives, the middle one lost when the hub remapped the Jaguar FTDI chip. Gotta look into forcing device names or see if raw IDs can be referenced.

Author:  Fred [ Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ToxicGumbo's 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L 2RZ-FE (23rd)

Hooray!

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Author:  ToxicGumbo [ Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ToxicGumbo's 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L 2RZ-FE (23rd)

As Fred generously pointed out in my build thread, I've swapped out my WBO2 arrangement and am pulling data again.

New firmware! I'm posting these to show that enthusiasm pays off. Thanks, Fred.

2017.01.15: Updated to 1d4d809 - Drives like a new car.
2017.01.16: Updated to 0f21319 - Additional tweaks.

Following 2.5 years of abuse from running way too rich, the NGK Laser Iridium spark plugs will be replaced with NGK Platinums (for the short term). That will hopefully correct a miss as evidenced in the logs.

Author:  Fred [ Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ToxicGumbo's 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L 2RZ-FE (23rd)

I'm going to keep leaning you out until you complain that it refuses to start ;-) / You're welcome! Glad it helped! :-)

Pic of spark plug box with number, please!

Author:  Matthijs [ Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ToxicGumbo's 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L 2RZ-FE (23rd)

Good progress, especially the "drives like a new car" part :)

Author:  ToxicGumbo [ Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ToxicGumbo's 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L 2RZ-FE (23rd)

Thanks, guys.

As pointed out to Fred elsewhere, I'm throwing in NGK BKR5EGP (7090) plugs. I'm seeing a lot of conflicting data on their gap size, but am defaulting to Fred's find of 0.040, as opposed to the 0.044 I was originally looking for. Will replace these again down the road, so no worries.

The "drives like a new car" is fairly spot on. It certainly drives like a different car in that the power and torque are improved. If today's rainy weather cooperates, I'll swap the plugs during lunch and log the commute home.

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