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    Spark TQ Ratio Settings can Affect Fuel Source

    Just wanted to share some interesting behavior.

    I was trying to limit the amount of spark retard after a quick pedal blip while idling (goes to ~ 12* ATDC)

    It seemed obvious to use the Spark TQ Ratio Limit and Spark Only TQ Ratio. Based on the setting descriptions, "Spark Only..." went from 0.000 to 1.000; and "Spark...Limit" went from 0.500 to 1.000; in theory disabling any spark reduction for "Target N" (which was the torque source during the retardation).

    Not only did this have zero impact on the spark reduction; it actually cause a roughly 9 second period of open loop fueling, following the blip; where it stays closed loop with the stock settings.

    Maybe someone has a better explanation of these settings, which matches this behavior:

    spark tq ratio blips.jpg

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    I'm not surprised about injector lean/cut since you took the spark authority away but I am surprised it made no difference in spark. I'm just as curious as you
    Knock Retard is like a Horsepower Tax:
    ( + ) Knock Retard = More Taxes = Less Horsepower
    ( -- ) Knock Retard = Less Taxes = More Horsepower
    You like less taxes, right?

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