We are trying to start another Miata and there is this scary sound and then we kill it. We've got it twice already, and switched to stock ECU since - the engine runs perfectly on stock ECU without the sound. What is it?
Here is the youtube:
Last edited by russian; 09-28-2014 at 12:29 AM.
This ECU project is somewhat stalled in beta version: the hardware design is pretty settled and looks good, software is still lacking a bit but kind-of-good-enough, but no one with advanced car & tuning experienced has played with this yet to really test it. Until someone who would really be able to evaluate it tries it, I am in the dark in terms of what is missing to make the last steps towards having something useful.
I have a prototyping shop assembling these boards for us, a bunch of people got these but troubleshooting this is really requiring some advanced skills.
Just to keep this updated: I got my frankenso and am in the process of making sure, everything works OK. I had it run successfully on the Jimstim today, so it looks like it may actually be able to run an engine.
The firmware already has a lot of basic options, but of course it's no Megasquirt just yet. However, if things go OK, I may be selling an MS3X soon
I also witnessed a frankenso (rusefi) successfully running a Miata engine transplanted into the #33 Festiva that everybody is afraid of in LeMons racing. It was performing really well. I got to drive the car too (Up and down a REALLY long driveway). Woohoo!
So kudos to the rusefi team. I definitely see a lot of potential here.
Very cool thread to stumble upon. More options is always a good thing for consumers. I am not at all an advanced user and can really offer nothing in advancing this project outside of my moral support and attaboys. Great work, mostly commenting for the sub.