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Old 03-29-2009, 09:12 PM   #61
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Ok, sure, I'll get to work on it. I'll let you know as soon as I get it ready. I'm sure sixshooter will appreciate the harness to.
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trav, you can get samples of SOME of the connectors from AMP/Tyco (pins too maybe) and you can buy them from onlinecomponents.com if they're in stock. it helps to know the p/n though. it's around here somewhere.
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Can you get me the measurements off that little bracket you made? I'll see if I can manufacture those
It's just two 1 x 1 x 1/16 al. angles bolted together to form a channel, about 8" long.
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Don't do like I did. With the MAP tee'd into the bypass valve line car would only idle for few seconds and die.

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Don't do like I did. With the MAP tee'd into the bypass valve line car would only idle for few seconds and die.
So; which line did you use then?
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So; which line did you use then?
I ran a dedicated line to the front of the intake manifold.
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Its really a problem with distance from the manifold. If you are too far away, and you've got valves and other things using the same line it causes some whack MAP sensor readings. It was a very clean install though!
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Its really a problem with distance from the manifold. If you are too far away, and you've got valves and other things using the same line it causes some whack MAP sensor readings. It was a very clean install though!
oh! ok.

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Hi all, I've got a dumb question: if the Adaptronic is a standalone ECU, why is the factory ECU not being used to stop doors or hold down paper? What's it still doing in there?

Just ordered an Adaptronic from Travis today for my normally-aspirated '99 Improved Touring S race car (which has overbore pistons and a decked head for higher compression--and a custom purple intake ). Still having the OEM ECU around isn't a deal-breaker; I was just hoping to be able to run without it, that's all.
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Hi all, I've got a dumb question: if the Adaptronic is a standalone ECU, why is the factory ECU not being used to stop doors or hold down paper? What's it still doing in there?
Cruise control. OBD-II reporting.
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Cruise control. OBD-II reporting.
Thanks ZX-Tex, those will come in handy in my race car.

I take it leaving the factory ECU out isn't an option if I don't need either of those things?

(Can't wait to get mine and start tinkering!)
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I ran a dedicated line to the front of the intake manifold.
Thanks man.
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So; which line did you use then?
I guess I'm curious why y'all didn't tie into the brake boost like Stein did? I did and it allows for a short run from the intake manifold to the sensor. I found a T fitting that I placed in the middle of the manifold to booster hose. I then was able to run the correct sized line from the T to the MAP.

I'm waiting for my IC and injectors which I'll install with the ECU. Unfortunately, the problems I had with the PC Pro toasted my cat...

I'm also making a slightly different version of SV's bracket. All I had was some thin walled 1" boxed aluminum to work with... I should have some pics up by sometime tomorrow.
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I guess I'm curious why y'all didn't tie into the brake boost like Stein did?
I already had my IAT and MAP wiring routed to that area so I tee'd off the bypass valve line...unsuccessfully.
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I guess I'm curious why y'all didn't tie into the brake boost like Stein did? I did and it allows for a short run from the intake manifold to the sensor. I found a T fitting that I placed in the middle of the manifold to booster hose. I then was able to run the correct sized line from the T to the MAP.

I'm waiting for my IC and injectors which I'll install with the ECU. Unfortunately, the problems I had with the PC Pro toasted my cat...

I'm also making a slightly different version of SV's bracket. All I had was some thin walled 1" boxed aluminum to work with... I should have some pics up by sometime tomorrow.
I haven't installed mine yet. I'm just weighing my options.
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I'm going to make a thicker EGR blockoff plate (which blocks off where the EGR valve used to bolt to the intake manifold) and tap a hole in that, and install a 1/4" barbed fitting in that to run a line to the MAP.

EDIT: ended up drilling out the hole for one of the unused nipples on the back side of the intake manifold, tapping it out to 1/8"-27 NPT, and installing a 1/4" ID barbed fitting there.

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i can't seem to be able to get an o2 reading from my LC1. it worked great with the stock computer, simulating narrowband and giving me a wb readout. but i can't seem to be able to get the connection through the serial port.
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You configured it in WARI, right? Also you have to have to have that little plug in the other jack of the LC-1 just like when you are programming it.
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In WARI i have LC1 selected for the second serial port on the special functions tab. In the Analogue tab i selected "UEGO 0-5V on spare input" for the Oxygen Sensor.
still no dice.

i think that the problem is with the LC1. It appears to work fine in the car, but i can't get it to "talk" with my laptop through the serial cable. The LM Programmer always acts like it is not connected to the serial port.
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