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Screw the CHIPS!!! by LordBoOsT
Started on: 09-30-2005 09:24 PM
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Report this Post09-30-2005 09:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LordBoOsTClick Here to Email LordBoOsTSend a Private Message to LordBoOsTDirect Link to This Post
Had it with getting chips burned for me. My turbo deserves better. Taking things to the next level now, Megasquirt!

Out with the old....

In with the new!


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Report this Post09-30-2005 09:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post
Congrats. Can't wait for more people to start using the MegaSquirt setup.

If it works really well, I would love to ditch hte caddy setup and move to a megasquirt system on my 4.9

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Report this Post09-30-2005 10:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AKMClick Here to visit AKM's HomePageClick Here to Email AKMSend a Private Message to AKMDirect Link to This Post
Now that MS can do spark control, there's nothing holding 'er back now. I am gonna have to break down and get one or two of 'em soon.

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Report this Post10-01-2005 03:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CooterSend a Private Message to CooterDirect Link to This Post
...and this is better than a factory ecm because? I am curious, so please enlighten me.
Thanks!
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Report this Post10-01-2005 04:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for avengador1Click Here to Email avengador1Send a Private Message to avengador1Direct Link to This Post
He has a turbo and needs custom fuel table maps. This will provide this and is tuneable without having to be burning or replacing chips.
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Report this Post10-02-2005 01:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LordBoOsTClick Here to Email LordBoOsTSend a Private Message to LordBoOsTDirect Link to This Post
...and it wil work with my wideband O2 sensor
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Report this Post10-04-2005 11:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2m6turboClick Here to Email 2m6turboSend a Private Message to 2m6turboDirect Link to This Post
where did you get it, and how much?
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Report this Post10-04-2005 02:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex4mulaClick Here to Email Alex4mulaSend a Private Message to Alex4mulaDirect Link to This Post
This is a great tool but it is not for everybody. You need to know how to map and tune an engine. If you have that experience then you may be in heaven

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Report this Post10-04-2005 02:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AJ7Click Here to Email AJ7Send a Private Message to AJ7Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 2m6turbo:

where did you get it, and how much?

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Report this Post10-04-2005 03:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for spud321xClick Here to Email spud321xSend a Private Message to spud321xDirect Link to This Post
http://www.megasquirt.info/

This tells you all about Megasquirt

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Report this Post10-04-2005 05:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LordBoOsTClick Here to Email LordBoOsTSend a Private Message to LordBoOsTDirect Link to This Post
Update: installed the wideband O2 during the weekend. Amazing, I can see now that it's running way to lean during warm-ups. Recalibrated to work with the Autometer A/F gauge to show wideband signal now
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Report this Post10-04-2005 05:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1fastcaddyClick Here to Email 1fastcaddySend a Private Message to 1fastcaddyDirect Link to This Post
hey, Im glad to see that your using megasquirt. some people just dont understand the possibilities here, no need to send ur chips off to some guy! I am not that experienced with fuel maps but I am not in a hurry and I learn really quick. I am just beginning on the wiring( which is a cinch) and then tuning( much harder but possible). Let us know how it all goes! Later

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Report this Post10-04-2005 05:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for kwagnerClick Here to visit kwagner's HomePageSend a Private Message to kwagnerDirect Link to This Post
The only disadvantage I have seen thus far with megasquirt is that it can't yet support true SPFI, sequential port fuel injection. It can do batch fire or bank fire, so it works with most port fuel injection methods. All the newer engines are SPFI though Unless I am missing something reading about megasquirt. I'd really like to use it.
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Report this Post10-04-2005 05:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LordBoOsTClick Here to Email LordBoOsTSend a Private Message to LordBoOsTDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 1fastcaddy:

hey, Im glad to see that your using megasquirt. some people just dont understand the possibilities here, no need to send ur chips off to some guy! I am not that experienced with fuel maps but I am not in a hurry and I learn really quick. I am just beginning on the wiring( which is a cinch) and then tuning( much harder but possible). Let us know how it all goes! Later

Not using Megasquirt yet, still building it but I did just install the wideband. I think just about anybody can learn how to program Megasquirt given the time to read everything at their website. Also there is a great forum there to help people out. My plan initially was to take my time and build this over the winter but I seem to be zipping along and by next week I should be testing it out on my car. Fun project!

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Report this Post10-04-2005 05:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lambo nutSend a Private Message to Lambo nutDirect Link to This Post
I did some reading on their website. I think I would like to try this too, sometime. I like playing with stuff like this.

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Report this Post10-13-2005 04:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for helmesClick Here to Email helmesSend a Private Message to helmesDirect Link to This Post
bump. any news
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Report this Post10-13-2005 04:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PyrthianClick Here to Email PyrthianSend a Private Message to PyrthianDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Cooter:

...and this is better than a factory ecm because? I am curious, so please enlighten me.
Thanks!

well, not having to burn a whole new chip everytime you want to re-program is a good thing. going to a dyno with a handful of chips, to see which works better, kinda sucks. alot nicer being able to do the run, make your changes, run again. and, as someone mentioned - wideband O2. I expect it can handle 2 Bar Map easily, knock sensor input & DIS also.

anyways, whats the MegaSquirt cost?

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Report this Post10-13-2005 08:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LordBoOsTClick Here to Email LordBoOsTSend a Private Message to LordBoOsTDirect Link to This Post
Been kinda lazy but getting back on it. I should have some pics of progress to post soon. Cost is pretty cheap but depends what you go for. U could go basic and build an ECU for $130 US. Or go all out like I did and spend $300 US.
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Report this Post10-13-2005 09:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroGTdudeClick Here to Email FieroGTdudeSend a Private Message to FieroGTdudeDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by LordBoOsT:

Been kinda lazy but getting back on it. I should have some pics of progress to post soon. Cost is pretty cheap but depends what you go for. U could go basic and build an ECU for $130 US. Or go all out like I did and spend $300 US.

WOW, thats cheap compared to most on the market today. Im getting one. Also what brand wideband O2 sensor did you use, that will interface with autometer gauges (part# would be great if you have it)?

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Report this Post10-14-2005 10:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FirefighterClick Here to Email FirefighterSend a Private Message to FirefighterDirect Link to This Post
I just noticed that you are assembling the Megasquirt on a solid, looks like oak dining room table? I would get shot for doing that. I'll let my wife sendthe next reply and yell at you. Ed
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Report this Post10-21-2005 05:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LordBoOsTClick Here to Email LordBoOsTSend a Private Message to LordBoOsTDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Firefighter:

I just noticed that you are assembling the Megasquirt on a solid, looks like oak dining room table? I would get shot for doing that. I'll let my wife sendthe next reply and yell at you. Ed

Thats my computer/hobby desk. Looks good but it's a durable fake finish. Wife approves, we have a deal. I stay out of her kitchen and she keeps away from the desk.

Update on the harness build, assign and solder

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Report this Post11-04-2005 12:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1fastcaddyClick Here to Email 1fastcaddySend a Private Message to 1fastcaddyDirect Link to This Post
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