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Understanding the RV8 Engine Management System
Dave Morris, John Anthistle and John Hale have produced a detailed note on the operation and maintenance of the 'brain' behind their fuel injection system. Their article delves into some of the details of the engine management system, fault detection and diagnosis. They also explore the options for owners who want to upgrade by 'chipping' or 'remapping' their engines. Some basic knowledge is assumed so anyone unfamiliar with Electronic Fuel Injection and Engine Management Systems and their terminology should first read Nic Houslip's excellent article introducing the ECU in the RV8. See the full article as RV8NOTE429


Above: with the engine running the diagnostic screen will show the state of the main sensors and which part of the fuel map is in use.
Left: inside the ECU.
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