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Just bought my mums 2004 Polo Dune which shes owned from new, I want to tune it up as the standard 75bhp is a bit limp nowadays. I've read on here that the 3-cylnder diesel engine is good for about 120bhp before any issues start.... without loosing the great MPG! I was wondering about one of these bluetooth OBD readers and the torque app ive heard so much about... or do i just take it to a tuning shop...any recommendations would be great I assume from reading other posts my car is OBD2 compliant?
fell4Polo posted a topic in ICE, Electrical and LightingHello again Club Polo! Quite a while ago I started a thread asking about what people would want to be present in a vehicle diagnostic on-board display (found here). Last time a lot of people were kind enough to give their opinoins on what it should contain, and I was hoping to ask how well what I have created (as A-level coursework) matches with these ideas. It would be great if anyone could leave a quick comment about whether my software seems: Customisable Capable of enough functions Intuitive Anything else! Here is some information about the software: Has a virtual dashboard- can display real-time data about the running of the vehicle- can read sensors from Engine RPM to Intake Manifold Absolute Pressure. The system is also customisable, so you can create your own layouts ans draw on your own dials however you want them arranged. Reads and decodes error codes. Reads error codes from the ECU using an ELM327. Then, uses a built-in database to diagnose the meaning of the error code, and also the exact location on the car (an addition to the data by me, would be more useful if this was a big project. I have only been able to do a few for my car). Graphing data. My software can also read sensors, and record the data over time. This is useful for viewing and comparing data streams. Can compare 4 PID sensors at once: Record 0-60 and 1/4 mile times, and store the records in a leaderboard file (which can be read from the software later). The data shown is just placeholder records. The software colours can also be customised to taste, hence the change in colours in some of the images above. I can give any details you would like to know. Thanks for your time!
fell4Polo posted a topic in ICE, Electrical and LightingHi everyone, (first post!) I am creating a (very amateur) on-board display for cars that reads its data from the ECU via the OBDII port (As an A-Level project). It has the potential for a virtual dashboard, error code diagnosis, and a few other features depending on the car. I have been able to test some of the basic functions already on my Polo, so I know at least some of it works! Part of my project requirement is that I find out what people would want to be present in something like this. It would be awesome if any of you could share your feelings on the requirements you would want prioritised in something like this on my (terrible, sorry!) survey: http://goo.gl/forms/bpkcSkH3Bv Thanks for reading everyone, any feedback at all appreciated! (Sorry if I have posted in the wrong place, please correct me if I am wrong).