At the heart of the ECU sits the ST10F276Z5Q3 chip, a 16-bit MCU from ST Electronics. For the A and B connectors we chose Link’s flying lead harness. This makes wiring super easy as you can just run the wires through the engine bay, trimming them to length and pinning them right on the spot. We also picked up a Link G4+ KnockBlock. This neat piece of kit allows you to hook up a knock sensor to a pair of headphones so that you can listen for knock with your own ears while on the dyno! Human brains are a lot better at pattern recognition than computers which makes them much more efficient at distinguishing faint knock sounds in a sea of engine noise. Data logging engine parameters is very important for ensuring the longevity of your engine. For this reason we got the whole array of sensors: coolant temp, oil temp, oil pressure, manifold absolute pressure, intake air temperature, wideband O2, and of course, knock sensors. Yes of course, we’re switching to MAP!
We can’t wait to get this car on the dyno so that we can play around with the Link G4+ Thunder and test it’s capabilities. Link is well known for it’s superb support and has been a huge help to us when we were speccing out our Engine Management solution.
Look forward to a future article where we get this badboy on the MotoIQ dyno!
Did we mention it has a built-in accelerometer?