Installation of the CAMP2 is an easy affair on most OBD2 vehicles as we found when reviewing and testing a sample unit. The old CAMP was designed as a universal system that was hardwired into the vehicle and used an analog signal, whereas the CAMP2 uses a digital signal and requires the use of an OBD2 harness unless using an F-CON system, which older non-OBD2 vehicles can use. Turbo magazine commandeered an Evo IX MR as its test bed to install and test the new CAMP2 unit. Using the CAMP2-supplied OBD2 harness, we followed the most recent revisions updated on the HKS USA Web site and cut the No. 10 wire on the far right of the CAMP2's white connector and tied in a constant-powered 12-volt source to the pink wire on the same harness. Nissan vehicles are among a few that will require the use of an included power socket harness to successfully power the CAMP2. The power supply harness with four wires was installed using the supplied connectors and the three AV cables were plugged into the rear of our new Kenwood DNX8120. The last step included simply installing the CAMP2 OBD2 harness into the Evo OBD2 port and switching the Kenwood head unit to AV1 source. Using the remote we scrolled to the setup menu where we changed from the default CAN settings to our '06 Evo MR option setting "Mitsubishi 2." The vehicle immediately picked up readings from all the factory sensors, which also included manifold pressure with exception of 02 sensor voltage. HKS USA recently tested the new '08 Subaru STI and found the CAMP2 to monitor all sensors also except the 02 sensor voltage.
Using a modular connection harness (available through an authorized dealer only), the popular HKS fuel management system, known as F-CON, can be connected to the CAMP2 system to monitor all your data reading. The CAMP2 unit was designed specifically to work in conjunction with any HKS F-CON S, F-CON SZ or FCON iS, and F-CON V- PRO. Protected or locked F-CON maps cannot be altered and the V-PRO maps cannot be edited. Now you can monitor input value or output value of each F-CON sensor. An example would be on a factory ECM that cannot measure intake manifold pressure. When using an F-CON you can now monitor pressure while using the CAMP system to view information in real time.
HKS CAMP2: 24 Types Of Display DataStandard data (varies by vehicle application): Vehicle speed, rpm, water temp, ignition timing, air intake volume, intake temp, throttle position, intake manifold pressure, O2 voltage, airflow voltage, real-time fuel efficiency, injector timing, battery voltage, and horsepower.
Optional I/F unit and sensors required: I/F boost, I/F water temp, I/F oil temp, I/F oil pressure, I/F fuel pressure, I/F EGT.
F-CON And Knock Amp:
Air/fuel correction, air/fuel learning and knock. (Air/fuel and knock can only be viewed when an air/fuel knock amp is connected to an F-CON unit via an F-CON Connection Harness)
Main CAMP2 unit
Remote controller receiver
Power socket harness
Power supply harness
12-volt AV cable
The digital mode display will...
The digital mode display will show six digital meters or three digital bar graphs. Both analog and digital meter colors can be changed from white to orange to black.
Setting up your CAMP2 settings...
Setting up your CAMP2 settings for vehicle weight, vehicle speed calibration, and other variables in the setup screen, the unit can track real-time fuel efficiency relative to vehicle distance and speed-fuel (consumed fuel volume), ECO (average fuel efficiency), distance (driving distance), speed (average speed), fuel (applications vary dependant on vehicle type and application), and time (elapsed time).
The infrared receiver unit...
The infrared receiver unit was placed in an easily accessible area on the dash that was clear of any obstructions to toggle through the menus and features using the included remote controller.
The I/F unit connector plug...
The I/F unit connector plug found on the CAMP2 unit can be utilized to an optional meter interface unit. The interface unit can link up to six RS or Chrono meters. The I/F interface must also be used when adding the optional temp sensor and harness set ($61.97), EGT sensor and harness ($133.97), pressure sensor ($133.97), and boost pressure sensor and harness ($133.97) to send a signal to the CAMP2 unit.
For vehicles using any of...
For vehicles using any of the four F-CON units mentioned earlier, connecting the modular connection harness to the CAMP2 will give the end user the ability to monitor input/output values of each F-CON sensor and edit maps (unlocked) on all F-CON units except V-PRO. Here's the fuel injection volume and ignition timing correction map
Graph mode will display a...
Graph mode will display a graph and digital meter indication over a designated time-based axis of up to six items on the screen at once and view or data log for up to 10 minutes or playback to analyze data. A peak indication program can be easily setup using the remote.
Here's an image of an earlier-year...
Here's an image of an earlier-year NSX known to be pre-OBD2 using the CAMP2 unit in conjunction with a HKS F-CON V-PRO.