EFILive AutoCal Datalogging Procedure

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Use this guide to capture, save, and send your datalog to your tuner. Files can also be attached when creating or updating ticket. This will ensure that your requests are handled in the most efficient manner possible.

Recording Datalogs

  1. Turn the key to the RUN position (If you are datalogging a no-start condition or an issue that only exists during start-up, you can begin the datalog recording with the key in the ON position).
  2. Connect the AutoCal to the vehicle’s OBDII port (driver-side, beneath the dash).
  3. Now with the AutoCal in hand, the display screen should say ‘Scan Tool’ (If the screen says ‘Display DTCs’, disconnect AutoCal from OBDII port and hold down right button on AutoCal while you reconnect it to the OBDII port), Press ‘OK’ (middle button) on Scan Tool.
  4. Select PIDs should be displayed on the screen.Select ‘OK’ (This will likely bring you to ‘Record Data’ option).
  5. If it displays a controller code (ex:E86A, E35B, E54, CMD, etc), be sure to select the appropriate controller type that you want to datalog.
  6. When the screen displays ‘Record Data’ (may have to scroll down to see this option), Press ‘OK’ to begin the datalog.
  7. ecord the datalog when/where you feel the truck isn’t performing properly. This will assist us with the diagnostic process, and in properly identifying the cause of the issue (Most issues can easily be captured in a 1-2 minute recording or less. Please don’t record datalogs longer than that unless necessary to capture the issue at hand).
  8. While recording the datalog, you can scroll down to view the various parameters being recorded. If you have an intermittent issue or one that occurs at a specific timeframe, you can pay attention to the timer or the frame number to make note of where the specific behavior occurs during the datalog.
  9. When you are done recording press/hold the up arrow until it prompts you to ‘Exit?’.
  10. Press ‘OK’ to exit and save the datalog.
  11. **Make a note of the name(s) of the logs you take, especially when recording multiple logs back to back under different conditions/tune-levels, so you can relay that information to us when you send the datalogs in for us to review**.
  12. When you are done recording your datalog(s) and you have exited out of the datalogging screen, disconnect the AutoCal from the OBDII port.

Saving the Datalog

  1. Do NOT connect your AutoCal/V2 until step 2 has been completed and the EFI Live V8 Scan & Tune software has been successfully installed.
  2. Download EFI Live V8 Software and install when the download has completed.
  3. Connect your AutoCal/V2 to computer using the supplied USB cable and wait for the device drivers to install successfully.
  4. Open the EFI Live V8 Scan & Tune software (icon will be located on your Desktop).
  5. On the ‘F3: Data Files’ tab it should have an EFILive folder, Scan folder, Tune folder, and Read folder (just to the right of the multi-colored triangle at the bottom left of the window).
  6. Now click on the ‘Scan Folder’. This is where your Datalog(s) will be saved.
  7. Out to the right of the Scan folder, you will see your datalog files.
  8. Right click on the datalog file(s) that you wish to email and select ‘Copy’.
  9. Minimize the window so you see the desktop, and right click on the desktop. Select ‘Paste’.
  10. Repeat this copy and paste procedure with any additional datalogs you would like to send us.

Sending the Datalog

The most efficient way to send a datalog is to attach it to a ticket. Tickets are sent directly to our Technical Support team where an specialist is assigned to your case. Please include all vehicle information, log descriptions, modifications, and conditions in your description. This will help our team find a solution for you as quickly as possible.