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Anyone know if it is possible to set the MXL Pista up to read fuel levels? My Mazda gauge no longer works, and hate being in the dark about how much fuel is on board.

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Anyone know if it is possible to set the MXL Pista up to read fuel levels? My Mazda gauge no longer works, and hate being in the dark about how much fuel is on board.

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Pat Slattery


All you need is this to convert the factory signal to something the aim can read.

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The iron canyon system works well. But it does not come with any instructions. You will have to program it as a custom gauge. We got ours to only read the voltage signal, then created a cheat sheet on what voltage is how many gallons. If some body got theirs to read gallons or percentage, I woul dlike to learn how you did it.

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The iron canyon system works well. But it does not come with any instructions. You will have to program it as a custom gauge. We got ours to only read the voltage signal, then created a cheat sheet on what voltage is how many gallons. If some body got theirs to read gallons or percentage, I woul dlike to learn how you did it.

Dave


Hi Dave,

If you're able to read voltage on the MXL dash, then you should be able to convert that voltage into a custom sensor reference in the RaceStudio 2 (RS2) software and correlate these voltages to actual fuel percentage numbers. Open RS2, click on "Custom sensor manager," create a new curve by selecting "Percentage" for "Type of measure," set your two or three data points (i.e. 0mV = 0%, 2500mV = 50%, 5000mV = 100%), name the sensor, and save it--that should be it. The custom sensor curve will then show up as a possible "Sensor type" under the "Channels" tab in RS2. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Dave,

You should have received a cd with the instructions and some sample sensor definitions that show how to change the output to gallons (or fractions of). Let me know if you need a copy and I'll get it out.

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Dave,

You should have received a cd with the instructions and some sample sensor definitions that show how to change the output to gallons (or fractions of). Let me know if you need a copy and I'll get it out.

Mark


Mark,

I just received mine a few weeks ago as well without any directions. I'd like to compare your definitions to the custom sensor I created by adding gas to the car a gallon at a time and recording the voltage.

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Rats, Thats two that snuck out without the cd. Duncan - shoot me a pm with your email address and I'll get it out to you.

Mark

Mark,

I just received mine a few weeks ago as well without any directions. I'd like to compare your definitions to the custom sensor I created by adding gas to the car a gallon at a time and recording the voltage.

Duncan Ellis,


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Rats, Thats two that snuck out without the cd. Duncan - shoot me a pm with your email address and I'll get it out to you.

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Mark,

Got your email with the instructions. Thanks.

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For those using the ICM sensor, where are you taping into the stock wiring?  At the plug behind the dash or somewhere else?  Anyone recall which wire to connect the yellow ICM wire to?






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