Tiara Sovran 3600 Page 3

Exclusive: Tiara Sovran 3600 By Capt. Bill Pike — September 2003

Polished Performance
Keeping an Eye On Your Engine

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I measured fuel burn on our Tiara with a new program from Rinda Technologies called Diacom EFI Diagnostic Software. Once I’d loaded the stuff onto my laptop and run a cable to one of our Crusaders, I could access data directly from the engine’s ECM (electronic control module). Over 30 individual parameters could be measured, including engine rpm, coolant temperatures, and of course fuel flow. Moreover, I could record data snapshots, create graphs, and access trouble codes. The primary application for the boat owner? Recording readings on engines so that, when a glitch arises, a benchmark exists to help with diagnosis. The software (with cords and connectors) costs $579 and can be used on all fuel-injected gasoline stern drives and inboards, as well as MerCruiser D-Tronic diesels. It won’t work on outboards, however.   —B.P.

Rinda Technologies Phone: (773) 736-6633. www.rinda.com.

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This article originally appeared in the August 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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