Converting to Megasquirt

Converting to Megasquirt

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SILICONEKID345HP

14,688 posts

176 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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rigga said:
Only if its a megasquirt equipped car already for conversion to emerald ....14cux to emerald is £2500 drive in drive out.
I would give Jools a call ,waste of time discussing it on Piston Heads.

phazed

18,181 posts

149 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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Good call Daz.

rigga

6,041 posts

146 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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SILICONEKID345HP said:
I would give Jools a call ,waste of time discussing it on Piston Heads.
True, but that's what his website state's, and someone wanted a ball park figure ...always negotiations I guess.

l6rth

452 posts

108 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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That's a lot of cash, is there another way, I have a 14cux but wasn't planning on that cost. What's the first step fro. Where I am now?

AceOfHearts

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5,239 posts

136 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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Cheers for all the info guys, lots to look at smile

Thankfully I already have a y-piece from Clive that has a wideband bung welded in, so I think that will be the first thing I get as it would be interesting to see what the 14cux is doing at the moment.

Loom wise I would probably be happier to make the loom myself, I notice their are kits on the megasquirt v8 site but the shop is closed at the minute, so don't know how much they are but they look like a good option.

I have looked at the American site, but can't see a lot of the rover v8 stuff I would need, and tbh think it would be easier from a UK company.

From the looks of things I am looking around £600 for the ecu kit, a couple of hundred maybe for the loom and another £200 or so for a decent wideband. Need to start calling around when I get home and get some proper prices and some bits ordered up smile

l6rth

452 posts

108 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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The full emerald appears to be £2500 but from mega squirt to emerald is £1250.

rigga

6,041 posts

146 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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l6rth said:
The full emerald appears to be £2500 but from mega squirt to emerald is £1250.
Really. ...clap

SILICONEKID345HP

14,688 posts

176 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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rigga said:
Really. ...clap
I`m not going to tell you what i paid but it would be to your advantage if you contacted him either by email or phone ..

I don`t want you loosing out .

rigga

6,041 posts

146 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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I won't be losing anything as I'm not having the conversion.





Yet.

SILICONEKID345HP

14,688 posts

176 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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rigga said:
I won't be losing anything as I'm not having the conversion.





Yet.
Forgot to mention he now can map the 14cux .

rigga

6,041 posts

146 months

Thursday 11th September 2014
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SILICONEKID345HP said:
Forgot to mention he now can map the 14cux .
I know I read the forums, he's a clever boy and it's good that there are options out there.

phazed

18,181 posts

149 months

Friday 12th September 2014
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Lewis, pop down to Santa Pod on Sunday, there are several of us there and rumour has it that Joolz will be there as well.

AceOfHearts

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5,239 posts

136 months

Saturday 13th September 2014
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That would be great but I'm in the lake district until Sunday night frown

AceOfHearts

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5,239 posts

136 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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AEM wideband bought and fitted, very nice bit of kit.



Have also just ordered a full MS2 setup from Phil at ExtraEFI and Shaun will be making my new wiring loom!

Should be an interesting experience but still a bit nervous about the mapping. Sure it will be fine once I get stuck in though smile


QBee

16,986 posts

89 months

Sunday 2nd November 2014
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Am I confusing things? Have you considered getting Shaun or Phil to map it for you?

AceOfHearts

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5,239 posts

136 months

Monday 3rd November 2014
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I have but I want to learn how to do it myself really. I deal a lot with computers and PLC's at work but car wise I have only ever mucked about with carburetors so EFI is something I would like to learn.

QBee

16,986 posts

89 months

Monday 3rd November 2014
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Met a guy, engineer by trade, who had supercharged his 4 litre Chim. We went with a few other TVR owners to a Megasquirt demo given by Shaun. Shaun was looking for cars to demonstrate on, or which the owners wanted to have looked at, and te engineer volunteered his car as he felt it wasn't quite right.

Transpired that it was dangerously, engine- threateningly dangerously, lean at higher revs.

Be careful.

phazed

18,181 posts

149 months

Monday 3rd November 2014
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AceOfHearts said:
I have but I want to learn how to do it myself really. I deal a lot with computers and PLC's at work but car wise I have only ever mucked about with carburetors so EFI is something I would like to learn.
It's not worth the grief.

Shaun will load a temporary map, start the car, make adjustments as it's warming then within an hour of mixed driving it'll be done.

As said, not worth the grief of a poor harmful map.

Rather do the above, learn how it all works and then make fine adjustments as you upgrade the engine.

ChilliWhizz

9,058 posts

106 months

Monday 3rd November 2014
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QBee said:
Met a guy, engineer by trade, who had supercharged his 4 litre Chim. We went with a few other TVR owners to a Megasquirt demo given by Shaun. Shaun was looking for cars to demonstrate on, or which the owners wanted to have looked at, and te engineer volunteered his car as he felt it wasn't quite right.

Transpired that it was dangerously, engine- threateningly dangerously, lean at higher revs.

Be careful.
Wasn't that Sappers turbo jobbie? Lunched the clutch at the Pod later that day?

QBee

16,986 posts

89 months

Monday 3rd November 2014
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ChilliWhizz said:
QBee said:
Met a guy, engineer by trade, who had supercharged his 4 litre Chim. We went with a few other TVR owners to a Megasquirt demo given by Shaun. Shaun was looking for cars to demonstrate on, or which the owners wanted to have looked at, and te engineer volunteered his car as he felt it wasn't quite right.

Transpired that it was dangerously, engine- threateningly dangerously, lean at higher revs.

Be careful.
Wasn't that Sappers turbo jobbie? Lunched the clutch at the Pod later that day?
Yup - I wondered as I tryped if it was Snoopecharged or turdo.....trust me to get it wrong!
But the same warning applies, OP - start your Megasquits experience with a known map that suits the car.....or suffer the consequences!
Mine is normally arsepirated, but when I had my engine changed the map wasn't correct and ran dangerously lean above 4700 rpm.
As luck would have it it I had an RR session booked for lunch time on a track day, and discovered the problem before we had done more than one or two top speed runway runs at RAF Marhameek

You back on shore for a while Richard?