USING PERFECT POWER TO INCREASE FUEL EFFICIENCY

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NOT JUST PERFECT FOR POWER BUT PERFECT FOR FUEL EFFICIENCY TOO!

 

PERFECT POWER AND FUEL ECONOMY

 

 

Using Perfect Power Products to Increase Fuel Efficiency

Many Perfect Power customers and users, have the impression that Perfect Power products are just for increasing an engine's power. However, Perfect Power's products can make a massive impact in a car's fuel efficiency!

In today's times, with fuel prices on the constant increase, it is wonderful to know that there is a solution to get more mileage for every liter of fuel. And added to that, no loss of power!

We installed an SMT8-L piggy back into a stock standard 1994 car, with a mileage of well over 200,000Km and achieved a fuel consumption of over 600km per tank of fuel compared to a previous 450km per tank. The interesting thing is that besides the huge increase of better fuel consumption, there was no loss of power. We even got better torque!

 

 

ABOUT THE PERFECT POWER INSTALLATION

 

There were absolutely no mods done on the car - it was stock standard. We intercepted the AMP sensor to enable us to get control of the fuel. Timing modifications made no significant difference.

We first put the car on the dyno to see what we were dealing with and to get a base line. We found that the car was running rich and needed a bit of leaning out. Using the dyno, and the LetRipp Tuning Software, we leaned the fuel map and managed to bring the fuel in line. This improved the torque slightly and there was no significant Kilowatt losses.

 

On the Dyno Graph, you will see the power output in BLUE - notice that there is hardly no change from the original line in BLACK.

 


The RED line shows how rich the car was running before we started tuning . The lower the red line, the richer the car is running.

 


The GREEN line shows a higher AFR (Air to Fuel Ratio ) which means the car is running a lot leaner and thus is now much more fuel efficient. Even though we used a dyno to re-map the fuel, road tuning is still possible. However, having a dyno is convenient and allows you to map a car in the safety of a workshop.

 

Perfect Power Fuel Efficiency Dyno Graph

In addition, chipping your car or adding a fuel injection product such as one of our Smart Tuners (SMT8, SMT8-L, etc.) is not just for improving performance, but can also be used to enhance the fuel efficiency of your car.

 

Information kindly supplied by:


Garth Aubrey
Technical Specialist - Perfect Power
Digital Data Systems (Pty) Ltd.