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2017-2018 Ford F150 and Raptor 3.5L Ecoboost Datalogging Instructions

Please read through these instructions at least once before beginning your log.

These instructions will walk you through setting up your ngauge with the MPT gauges config and provide instructions for data logging.

First, confirm your ngauge has firmware 290 or greater. If it is older than 290, use the tech page to update firmware before proceeding.
Next, download this gauges config file:

Right Click and Save Link As

For all supported MPT vehicles: Log/Gauge Config for all MPT-Tuned Fords

The file will download as a zip folder, open the zip folder and move all the files in that folder to the root directory of the ngauge SD card.
Very important if there is already a file on the sd card with one of these file names, you must replace it.
Once complete, go back to the vehicle and select Gauges then Connect. Your gauges should now be setup to the MPT config.
You'll know you are good because this is the gauge screen layout:

  • 6 pid screen: Boost, Knock, Spark, Octane Adjust Percentage, Coolant Temp, Intake Air Temp 2
  • 4 pid screen: Boost, Knock, Coolant, IAT2
  • Gauge: Boost, IAT2
  • Leds: Knock
If that is setup and matches, then you are free to record the datalogs.

The most common data log on the 10 speed is a 5th gear pull in Manual Mode (M).
Get into 5th gear, hold it at 2000 rpm and punch it, let off immediately just before 6000.
To start recording, Tap any of the gauges on the screen, hit record log, then when complete, tap screen to stop.

For Types of logs to record

  • If you are in discussion with one of our calibrators and were told to record a specific log, make sure you capture it in the log.
  • If you have something you want changed or reviewed and we have asked you to capture it in a log. Do exactly that. Make sure it is recorded and include in the email the time stamp on the log that it occurred.
  • For a 5th gear WOT pull: Find a safe area and manually lock the trans in 5th gear. Start the pull at around 2000 RPM and push the accelerator pedal completely to the floor holding to redline (6000 RPM)
  • For a Quarter Mile pull: Start from a stop and go full wot, replicating the drag strip quarter mile run.
Help us help you by avoiding the most common mistakes that cause delays in log reviews.
  1. Confirm the log is recording, you will see a red square in the center of the screen and the name of the datalog.
  2. As mentioned above, record the item you were instructed to record or is being discussed for review. A log of a wide open throttle pull when asking about a down-shift is going to cause a delay and a new log will need to be recorded.
  3. Logs are saved in the format of .csv, if the file you are sending doesn't end in .csv it's not the correct format.
General start, stop and saving instructions

To start recording. Tap the gauge screen, then select "Record Log" and complete one of the above logs.

After this, let off the gas quickly, and safely pull over to stop the data log. Just tap the RED square to stop the log.

The datalog is automatically saved and numbered, ie: log001.csv, log002.csv, log003.csv, etc...

Connect the nGauge to your computer using either the USB method, or the SD card. On it, under the folder named "logs", you'll find your datalog saved. Transfer it to your computer by dragging it to the folder you want it saved to.

Save that log as "YourName_TuneName_VersionNumber". Email that log over for my review. We'll keep saving them like this as we go. For example, if we are working on your 93 PR-X tune and we are on version 3, your log name should be "YourName_93PR-X_V3".

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