First off hello!!
I'm Richard I'm in/from the UK and have an JDM imported 1996 VRLimted
I've been reading this site, the Megamanual and MSEFI.com for the last month or so now. It's my intention to install the Megasquirt with V3 board and the spark and on, but just use the squirt part for the time being. Leaving the stock ECU in place to control my A/C, idle etc.
The main reason for just going for the squirt first is I've read a few times about the spark component frying 1.8 coils, I'd really like to avoid this!
I'm a pretty competent mechanic, and My dad's offered to lend me a hand, who is pretty decent with all things electrical, but he's not an expert. I however am completly dumb to electronics, although I can just about work a soldering iron
Because I've been reading so much for the past month, I'm getting a bit confused and overloaded with information, although I'm positive it'll all start to make a lot more sense when I have the parts laying infront of me, it'd be fantastic if anyone could pass on any usefull information, that I may have forgotton, not read etc.
Are there recomended sensors to use with the 5? I know the standard coolant temperature sensor and be 'fudged' to work, but i'm quite happy to fit a dedicated sensor for the MS.
Also I've not read anywhere yet about whether it's possible to dump the MAF with a MS? and can you alter the rev limiter? I think I read that you can, but I'm at info overload at the moment and can't remember if only specific cars can alter the rev limiter etc.
Where has everone mounted their MS? will it fit next to the stock ECU with it's standard case? and is it reccomended to get the Relay board, if so, where have you all mounted that!
I think that's everything I want to ask for now, but no doubt i'll be pecking you heads again very soon
Many thanks in advance