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Ratio is'nt on disc for Vortec FMU, how do I know?

Old 01-19-2006, 02:49 PM
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Default Ratio is'nt on disc for Vortec FMU, how do I know?

Yes I know FMU's suck. Yes I searched for Vortec FMU and came up with a ton of matches, but did'nt find how to find the ratio. I got it second hand and want to know what ratio it came with, so I took it apart to get to the disc but there's not a damn thing printed on or in it, how do I know what ratio it is?
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:06 AM
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If you have access to a WB, id personally just rip on it and see if its supplying enough fuel. (adjust boost to suit, haha)

If you dont have a WB, maybe you have access to a fuel pressure gauge (preferably taped to the windshield) and can verify that your getting atleast 7-8 extra psi of fuel pressure per lb of boost. That would get you in the ballpark a/f wise for low psi setups on a stock fuel system. :1




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Old 01-20-2006, 08:33 AM
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There has got to be a way to identify the ratio with out actully measuring the fuel pressure to boost ratio. I will have a fuel pressure gauge on it when I start boosting to make sure it's working right, but if it is the wrong ratio, I want to know now so I can find the right one, instead of boosting the car than haveing it sit for a week while I wait for the right disc to arrive.
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:38 PM
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get a fuel pressure gauge. hook up the fmu. turn on the car now hit the fmu with pressurized air. now take the new fuel pressure - old fuel pressure / psi of the air you hit it with. this will give you the ratio
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: Ratio is'nt on disc for Vortec FMU, how do I know?

look at the bottom of the fmu there should be a part number ingrave on it that will tell witch one you have then go to vortec web site and match the part numbers hope that help you
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Speedfreak2
look at the bottom of the fmu there should be a part number ingrave on it that will tell witch one you have then go to vortec web site and match the part numbers hope that help you
Thanks that helps.
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It's an 8:1, good thing I know that now. But, if the disc was replaced I would'nt know.
Looks like that ratio will be a little too low for stock injectors.
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffescortlx
Thanks that helps.
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It's an 8:1, good thing I know that now. But, if the disc was replaced I would'nt know.
Looks like that ratio will be a little too low for stock injectors.
10:1
40 psi stock plus 10:1 @5lbs boost =
90 psi fuel pressure, sounds good right??
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by fork
10:1
40 psi stock plus 10:1 @5lbs boost =
90 psi fuel pressure, sounds good right??
Sounds good, but I dont know if an added 50psi of fuel pressure is enough to support 5lbs of boost. I have 19lb injectors.
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:02 AM
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it really depends on your turbo. throw it on and see if it leans out on top if it does than get a kit to change the ratio
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:29 AM
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You can order the discs from a Vortech dealer and they are cheap.Get a couple more and trial and error it.Doesnt take much to swap them around.
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