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Old 10-25-2013, 01:02 PM   #21
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comes down to the fact that no tuners actually tune megasquirt in Australia, Haltech is much bigger and alot of tuners use it
Oh, I totally understand that, I just found it ironic that you and the Youtube dudes had similar problems with a tuning solution that has worked so well for most US gehs.

I don't know about the specific Haltech you are using, but the one that the Youtube guy used looked like a huge PITA to install. Much more difficult than just fixing the Megasquirt they had.

That said, it looked like the Haltech they used had very good capability, and having it tuned on Haltechs steady state dyno by a Haltech engineer...it probably worked out alright for them.
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Oh, I totally understand that, I just found it ironic that you and the Youtube dudes had similar problems with a tuning solution that has worked so well for most US gehs.

I don't know about the specific Haltech you are using, but the one that the Youtube guy used looked like a huge PITA to install. Much more difficult than just fixing the Megasquirt they had.

That said, it looked like the Haltech they used had very good capability, and having it tuned on Haltechs steady state dyno by a Haltech engineer...it probably worked out alright for them.
He's using a Platinum Sport 1000.

My Platinum Sport 1000 used a PNP harness.

THAT SAID: The PNP harness for the 04-05 MSM is not 100% correct. Ludwig Motorsports was able to fix it and the changes necessary were relayed back to Haltech.

So i guess... in a way, there's a PNP Haltech available.

Even if you were to build your own harness "from scratch," the install is pretty damn easy. Buy the "long" flying lead with the unit, and it's as simple as just running the wires to the sensors you need. Easy 1 day install.
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As easy as my Enhanced MS2 PnP from Reverant? Because that is pretty friggen easy.
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As easy as my Enhanced MS2 PnP from Reverant? Because that is pretty friggen easy.
You're comparing building a new harness from a flying lead to a PNP? That seems... silly.


I'd say that the PNP Haltech is as easy as a Megasquirt PNP. (In fact, it's easier to mount because the box is about half the size. )

And i'd say that building a flying lead Haltech is as easy as building a Megasquirt flying lead.

Apples to apples, you end up with apples.


Is the Megasquirt cheaper and overall better supported on this particular forum? Yep.
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Well that was a monster MS3 that was twice the size of your haltech, I think the others are more reasonably sized.
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Well that was a monster MS3 that was twice the size of your haltech, I think the others are more reasonably sized.
Actually... the MS3 was about 3x the size. The MS2 is about twice the size.

You should come hang out this weekend. Trying to finish the black car so i can frantically build the red car real quick.
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Yeah as above i have a Sport 1000 mine came with a PNP harness so was extremely easy to install and car was able to run on the provided base map unlike the ms
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There was a problem with your ms. It wasnt a pnp was it? It was home built by someone? I have done a dozen or so pnp ms this year and only had a hastle once and it was fixed in about 5minutes after the log was sent to diyautotune.

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My ms was brand new and was also a pnp so unless I was sent a dud ...
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Was it built as a PnP or was it a factory standard PnP?

For example if I take a haltech and build a harness and load a map onto it it's still 'PnP' but that isnt the same as calling haltech and having THEM send me one of THEIR PnP ecu's.

If it was a genuine DIYautotune built factory PnP for your model of car, then yeh, a dud I guess.

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new setup has been tunned in time for some track activities this weekend, china 2870.

Mario is off the dyno ahead of the weekend for powerplay, new power figures below.

We stopped the tune at 186kw @13 psi as we didnt want to start destroying the engine clutch etc/

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Awesome. Good results.

By the way, I have now been sent 2 Megasquirts which had unstable, experimental firmware on them, and DIYautotune didn't seem to care that it cost me a day trying to figure it out.

So, that was an issue. Dumb as hell, I don't know what they were thinking putting the wrong firmware on a few and not giving a ****.

Wonder if that was the issue with yours.

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