09-15-2014, 01:40 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Auckland, NZ
Total Cats: 6
Engine monitoring - Gauges/sensors - time to get serious!
After dealing with a few ongoing manifold, spooling, MS2 earth and various other issues last season I thought I had finally gotten the car to be all set for the beginning of the new season.....
Meeting 1 of the season, 4 laps in practice/qualifying, engine lost power and blew white smoke EVERYWHERE.
Suspected burst radiator hose but turns out the engine suffered massive detonation, lost all 4 forged Wiseco pistons, the ported head and maybe even the block. The holes in the head to the water jacket mean the detonation most likely came first and pressurised the water system.....
Cause of detonation to be discussed seperately.....have a few theories, don't believe tune was involved.
I may not have saved the pistons etc but at least with Oil temp, Oil pressure, water temp and Water pressure warning lights I might have saved something...this was all discussed in a previous thread where Emilio and other racers listed their monitoring preferences (that i now can't find).
I have a Rev built MS2 enhanced and own (but hadn't fitted yet) an AIM MXL Dash.
However this is on a slightly different tack...
I would like to add the sensors listed above to the Megasquirt and hopefully canbus the readings AND warnings etc to the AIM dash.
Can any one please suggest the correct Oil temp and Water Pressure sensors i can/should use?
and any other suggestions on gauges, monitoring, sensors etc that might be helpful....