How To Datalog via SCT Devices

/How To Datalog via SCT Devices
How To Datalog via SCT Devices 2018-08-08T08:45:20+00:00

How to setup a Datalog File

How To Datalog with your X3, X4, LiveWire, iTSX or BDX Device. (Note: A PC laptop running Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 is required to complete this process).

  1. Download & install the SCT LiveLink Gen-II software located at www.sctflash.com or via the link below. https://az824306.vo.msecnd.net/software/LiveLink_Gen-II.exe
  2. Open LiveLink & select “I want to datalog a vehicle.”
  3. Plug a USB cable from one of the PC’s free USB ports to the device’s USB port. Click next.
  4. Locate your vehicle’s OBD-II port and plug the device’s OBD-II connector to it. The ODB-II port is normally located at the steering wheel side under the dashboard panel. Click next.
  5. Start the engine. Click next.
  6. Check communications: Click the “Check Communication” button below and wait until the device and the vehicle’s processor is detected. Once the question marks turn into numbers you know that you have good communication with the vehicle. If no device is detected you may need to unplug and reconnect all cables and try again. Select “Vehicle Info.”
  7. On the vehicle information screen select “Validate All Items” and then select “select items”.
  8. From here you will be able to select the various Pid’s/DMR’s we have requested for your datalog. The various Pid’s/DMR’s pertaining to your vehicle can be found below. Once the list of Pid’s/DMR’s are complete select “Configure Datalog.” Selecting non-pid/non-dmr items will result in a poor quality datalog.
  9. You can now save and name your datalog file. First give it a description and label the tune you are using for the log. For example save the file as FirstNameLastName-87perftow.
  10. After saving your file your screen will display the following layout.
  11. When you are ready to start data logging, start your vehicle and click on the picture of the device in the top left corner with the green dot next to it. Once you click on it start your vehicle and you will see data moving across the graph. Complete the necessary test and when you are ready to stop the log, click on the device in the top left corner with the red dot.
  12. Save the data log by clicking the Save button in the tool bar (under the data log tab) at the top of Livelink. Click on the arrow to the right of Save and select “Save All.” Label the log file with the name used previously in this process. Example: FirstNameLastName-87perftow.
  13. Once the data log is saved to your PC it is ready to be emailed to our engineers for review.
  14. Email completed logs to    tech@5startuning.com

How To Retrieve File From Device

Pids/DMR to Monitor

Pid’s: This list will be located under the pid section.
Battery Voltage
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gear Commanded
Intake Temp
Knock
Lambse Bank 1
Lambse Bank 2
Load (As A Fraction)
Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1
Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 2
Measured AF Bank 1
Measured AF Bank 2
MPH-Vehicle Speed
RPM
Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 1
Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 2
Spark Advance 2
Throttle Position Actual
Trans Temp  TOT
DMR’s: This list will be located under the dmr section.
Air Flow # Per Min
Air Limit Source
ECT Manifold Vacuum
Effective Throttle Area
Fuel Source
Spark Source
Torque Source
Pid’s: This list will be located under the pid section.
Battery Voltage
Boost (In PSI)
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gear Commanded
Intake Temp
Knock
Lambse Bank 1
Lambse Bank 2
Load (As A Fraction)
Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1
Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 2
Measured AF Bank 1
Measured AF Bank 2
MPH-Vehicle Speed
RPM
Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 1
Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 2
Spark Advance 2
Throttle Position Actual
Trans Temp  TOT
DMR’s: This list will be located under the dmr section.
Air Flow # Per Min
Air Limit Source
ECT Manifold Vacuum
Effective Throttle Area
Fuel Source
Spark Source
Torque Source

2011-2014 EcoBoost: Will have these items under dmr as well.
Canister Pressure inHg
Estimated Fraction Of Turbo Air Mass

2015+ EcoBoost: Will have these items under dmr as well.
HDFX Mode
WGDC P
WGDC X
WGDC Y

Pid’s: This list will be located under the pid section.
Battery Voltage
Boost (In PSI)
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gear Commanded
Intake Temp
Knock
Lambse Bank 1
Lambse Bank 2
Load (As A Fraction)
Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1
Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 2
Measured AF Bank 1
Measured AF Bank 2
MPH-Vehicle Speed
RPM
Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 1
Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 2
Spark Advance 2
Throttle Position Actual
Trans Temp  TOT

DMR’s: This list will be located under the dmr section.
Air Flow # Per Min
Air Limit Source
ECT Manifold Vacuum
Effective Throttle Area
Fuel Source
Spark Source
Torque Source

What to do once recording has begun:

Supercharged/Turbocharged vehicle owners – it is VITAL you do not perform a STEP TEST or GO WOT/GET INTO BOOST until vehicle is up to operating temperature.

For builds we are using test files on. Do not go into WOT until instructed to do so by a 5 Star Tuning engineer.

Idle: Once you have started your log allow your vehicle to reach operating temperature prior to starting the log process.

Cruise: A cruise tests is used to provide information at cruising speeds about how the vehicle is running. This information can be collected in a route that you drive often or are familiar with.

3rd Gear Pull: Find a safe area and manually lock the trans in 3rd gear. Start the pull at around 2000 RPM and push the accelerator pedal completely to the floor holding to redline (6000 RPM).

Wide Open Throttle (WOT)/ ¼ Mile Pull: Start from a stop and go full wot, replicating a drag strip quarter mile run. All WOT logs should be done with the vehicle at full operating temperature. It is suggested to do this on a dyno or in a controlled “off-road” environment to avoid breaking any motor vehicle laws. 

Will I need software?

This app is used to view, data log, record & playback your vehicle’s PCM data on a laptop computer. (OS Requirements: Windows Vista/7/8/10)

https://az824306.vo.msecnd.net/software/LiveLink_Gen-II.exe

This app lets you update your device’s Firmware, Tune Revision or to load Custom Tunes onto your device. (OS Requirements: Windows Vista/7/8/10)

https://az824306.vo.msecnd.net/software/SCTDeviceUpdater.exe

Here are a few items that you will need in order to complete the datalog successfully.

  1. An SCT/Bully Dog X3, X4, LiveWire, iTSX or BDX.
  2. A windows based laptop using Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10.
  3. A device to usb cable. (Included with applicable tuners)
  4. A device to ODB-II cable. (Included with applicable tuners)
  5. SCT LiveLink Gen II Software.