Reply to post: Re: Why do Mazda fake the data?

Take the dashboard too literally and your brains might end up all over it

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Re: Why do Mazda fake the data?

It's not just Mazda, quite a number of OEM's do exactly the same...

Hardware oil pressure sensors are expensive (it's fitted to every vehicle made) relative to the cost of a cheap software resource hacking in a look-up table (once in development, plus a few updates to tweak).

It happens with other sensors as well. I remember working on a turbo pressure gauge that was more show then anything else (Source was CAN with ~400ms period, no way that will keep up with the waste-gate).

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