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Old 06-24-2005, 09:19 AM   #1
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My latest performance piece has been added Check out this cool new gauge INTENSE now sells. Its basically a happy **** in a digital gauge. It allows you to manually select the extra timing or even retard timing if you want (for example in a turbo application on an L36). The piece is very well crafted and without having a pillar pod I had to make do....as you can see, I think the placement worked out awesome!

Check out our site for more information on it, but here are some pictures of it installed. The green led is the flow detect for the intercooler, green when the pump is working, red when its not.


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Very cool........ but I'm not sure I completely understand how to use it.
I know it adjusts the timing, but how would you use it effectively?
(and not abuse it...... I guess I wouldn't know how to use it properly)
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Basically you turn the little **** on the gauge. Each click corresponds to a temperature reading that is fed to your IAT sensor and into the PCM. For example, if I have 0 selected on the gauge it sends 68 degrees to the IAT sensor and on to the PCM. In the PCM tables if it reads 68 degrees via the IAT sensor it adds no extra timing. If I click the gauge to 1 then it sends 50 degrees to the PCM which maps to +1 degree of timing.

It is really slick however it does require manual timing tables be added into the PCM. Easily done by us or anyone with a PCM programming tool such as HP Tuners or DHP'* Powertuner.
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I read on your site last night the introduction of your new happy **** and thought about the possiblities and now you have one mounted already

If your taping into the iat and playing with manual tables can you turn off the happy **** and go back to stock or do you have to adjust depending on the weather?
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I read on your site last night the introduction of your new happy **** and thought about the possiblities and now you have one mounted already

If your taping into the iat and playing with manual tables can you turn off the happy **** and go back to stock or do you have to adjust depending on the weather?
If you had a tuning package you revert to stock tables and disconnect the Timing Commander for the winter, otherwise once the manual tables are in, you are in full control of the timing regardless of the weather conditions.
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I like it. How difficult was it getting that vent out and the gauge mounted inside?
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I like it. How difficult was it getting that vent out and the gauge mounted inside?
On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd say a 3.
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Please explain why this works and the trick of adding a resistor in place of the IAT sensor does not.
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lets see some daytime pics!
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Is the intercooler pump on a temperature controlled circuit so it turns off when not needed?
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