Hey there all I have afew questions and was hoping that some of the experts here can give me a hand with a few issues:
For starters I've installed a BEGi-S kit onto my Cali / Auto miata and am looking to do a few things to feel more comfortable with handing my car over to the wife for daily driving.
The oil pressure gauge is great but really could use an idiot light. Does anyone here know of a way to wire in an LED that will illuminate when there is no oil pressure? Since the gauge is so slow to react, it would be good to have an instant response if the oil pressure goes out. I've heard of a person doing this mod but cannot find a decent write-up on how to do this. I know enough on how to pull the cluster out and install an LED but the wiring is where I'm stuck... can you all help with this, please?
Also, I have installed an autostart system with turbo timer and whatnot. System works great and all but seems that it needs a +12VDC feed that tells the car the engine is actually running. Is there a good place to tap into that will provide this signal? The oil pressure only gives me like +3 to +5 VDC and is not sufficient for the alarm to see. What do you all suggest for this? Could I use the +12VDC feed from the fuel pump as a good indication that the car is running?
Finally, I bought a decent EGT gauge and don't really know the best location to install the thermocouple. Should this go into the exhaust manifold or into the downpipe? Also, what is a good range for healthy readings in your opinion?
Anyhow, this is my first Miata and there are still a lot of areas that I'm green with... so please don't flame me for being new here.
Thanks and cheers all!
Prospero (AKA Matt)