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 Post subject: Re: standalone odometer
PostPosted: December 19, 2015, 3:13 pm 
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PostPosted: December 20, 2015, 1:10 am 
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Sorry for the tangent, but the talk of Hobbs meters reminded me that I've long thought cars should come with tach-timers, which rack up time faster at high rpms than low rpms. Once there was enough data out there to understand how tach-time correlates to miles driven, or simply if they came with a hobbs (hour) meter too, it would be easy to tell just how truthful the 'all highway and driven by a little old lady' the miles really are. I've strongly considered trying to incorporate one or both on my Locost build, mostly for the fun of it, but also to potentially provide some interesting data.

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PostPosted: December 20, 2015, 3:25 am 
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I can dig up the wiring diagram for the Mitsu sensor


Please!


This is off an 01 Montero Sport (engine donor for my brothers truck).

Pin 1 is 12V from the "run" position, and is a black/white wire on the harness
Pin 2 is signal, and is yellow/white
Pin 3 is ground, and is solid black

I'm still not 100% on the connector, since we never grabbed the sensor when we stripped the donor in the junkyard, since we assumed we wouldn't require one.

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PostPosted: December 20, 2015, 6:51 am 
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Driven5 wrote:
Sorry for the tangent, but the talk of Hobbs meters reminded me that I've long thought cars should come with tach-timers, which rack up time faster at high rpms than low rpms. Once there was enough data out there to understand how tach-time correlates to miles driven, or simply if they came with a hobbs (hour) meter too, it would be easy to tell just how truthful the 'all highway and driven by a little old lady' the miles really are. I've strongly considered trying to incorporate one or both on my Locost build, mostly for the fun of it, but also to potentially provide some interesting data.


I have always thought the hour meters a better indication of service intervals over mileage. How can a timing belt on a city car that runs for two hours to achieve ten miles be compared to an urban driver that covers that distance in ten minutes. Its probably the main reason for so many belt failures.

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PostPosted: December 20, 2015, 10:45 am 
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This subject is very interesting to me, getting old instruments to work in new ways. Unfortunately I am from a pre electronics age and have no idea what all the acronyms mean. Could someone in the know please give us Neanderthals a dictionary?


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PostPosted: December 20, 2015, 11:23 am 
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TPS: Throttle Position Sensor
VSS: Vehicle Speed Sensor (GM-ese)
ECM: Engine Control Module
ECU: Engine Control Unit
PCM: Powertrain Control Module
TCM: Transmission Control Module
TLA: Three Letter Acronym


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Thx. I thought a TCM was a gear shift lever. :roll:


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PostPosted: December 20, 2015, 12:53 pm 
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In NASA-speak, that would be a "Ratio Selection Actuator."

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I'm a founding member of PAUSAA: People Against the Use of Stupid Ass Acronyms.

But back on track for a moment. How about an app that tracks wherever your phone goes and how fast it got there, like MapMyRide.com

I used to use expensive mapping software on tablets and laptops to map assets and tracks that my vehicles would take and overlay that data on Google Earth backgrounds and before that on USGS TOPO Maps.

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Driven5 wrote:
Sorry for the tangent, but the talk of Hobbs meters reminded me that I've long thought cars should come with tach-timers, which rack up time faster at high rpms than low rpms. Once there was enough data out there to understand how tach-time correlates to miles driven, or simply if they came with a hobbs (hour) meter too, it would be easy to tell just how truthful the 'all highway and driven by a little old lady' the miles really are. I've strongly considered trying to incorporate one or both on my Locost build, mostly for the fun of it, but also to potentially provide some interesting data.



My ram has a built in hour meter and a key cycle counter to.


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PostPosted: January 1, 2016, 10:32 am 
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I'm a founding member of PAUSAA: People Against the Use of Stupid Ass Acronyms.
Now THAT is F'ing hilarious! Good one Tom! I'll be stealing that line soon, I promise! :rofl:

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before that on USGS TOPO Maps
Green sheets!!! I can't tell you how many times I've been lost on some coal company's land in WV (or VA, or KY, or TN) using those little jewels! This was waaaa-aaaay before all those electronic marvels you describe, we'd just fold one up and toss it on the dashboard. Good stuff, those 7.5 minute topo sheets... :mrgreen:

Sorry for the interruption, y'all can go back to your discussion now.
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