Installing Shanghai-S kit tomorrow..help? - Page 4 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Build Threads Building a motor? Post the progress here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-12-2012, 01:25 AM   #61
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,085
Total Cats: 30
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdoboMiata View Post
It came with the kit already :[. no extra charge..
If you remove it you either save $100 or $150. So no, it's not free, and if you think you need an RFPR with MS you seriously need to stop posting and start reading.
albumleaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #62
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 380
Total Cats: -17
Default

I test drove the car yesterday and checked out everything. The fuel pressure gauge reads 60psi. Hm.. seems like I need a stronger fuel pump. Lastly, after getting back from the drive, my car was spiting coolant. It's coming from the heater hoses. Should I bypass it? I don't mind not having a heater in my car (considering it's always warm or hot in Hawaii)
AdoboMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #63
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

Was it spitting coolant before? If not find what you screwed up.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 05:00 PM   #64
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 380
Total Cats: -17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
Was it spitting coolant before? If not find what you screwed up.
It wasn't. Alright.
AdoboMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 05:25 PM   #65
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 380
Total Cats: -17
Default

MegaSquirtPNP by DIYAutoTune.com

I'll be installing my mspnp next week when I purchase a laptop. I don't have a usb adapter that reaches all the way to my desktop lol. From reading many people's posts and threads, I'm guessing I will need to invest on a timing light .
AdoboMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #66
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

You definitely need a laptop. You gotta be able to tune in the car. On my model the ecu is by the driver foot well so i had to buy an extension cable and sneak it all around to the passenger seat.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 12:29 PM   #67
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,085
Total Cats: 30
Default

Just buy a long serial cable, no laptop needed.
albumleaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 12:30 PM   #68
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by albumleaf View Post
Just buy a long serial cable, no laptop needed.
No laptop needed? how do you plan on updating your map, by running to your house every time? Or do you plan on running the car like its running like ****? No laptop no logs either so you're stuck with your memory which is shared between the road as well.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 01:51 PM   #69
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 380
Total Cats: -17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
No laptop needed? how do you plan on updating your map, by running to your house every time? Or do you plan on running the car like its running like ****? No laptop no logs either so you're stuck with your memory which is shared between the road as well.
Lol, calm down. I think that person was just trying to tease my noob-ness. haha
AdoboMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 02:03 PM   #70
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,085
Total Cats: 30
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
No laptop needed? how do you plan on updating your map, by running to your house every time? Or do you plan on running the car like its running like ****? No laptop no logs either so you're stuck with your memory which is shared between the road as well.


OP, IMO a cheap laptop (like.. old, windows xp, $50) that has a serial port is the best bet. It's nice to have a shitty laptop that you can just leave in the car and not worry about.
albumleaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 02:08 PM   #71
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by albumleaf View Post


OP, IMO a cheap laptop (like.. old, windows xp, $50) that has a serial port is the best bet. It's nice to have a shitty laptop that you can just leave in the car and not worry about.
I used to use an old school laptop. 32 mb of ram, running windows 2000 pro that i got from my highschool for free. It did good enough job for tunning however it was way too slow to take any worthy logs which made tunning at WOT more difficult. Half a second space between each entry is worthless. If you're getting a laptop don't just get a garbage laptop from the stoneage, get an average laptop.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #72
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,085
Total Cats: 30
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
I used to use an old school laptop. 32 mb of ram, running windows 2000 pro that i got from my highschool for free. It did good enough job for tunning however it was way too slow to take any worthy logs which made tunning at WOT more difficult. Half a second space between each entry is worthless. If you're getting a laptop don't just get a garbage laptop from the stoneage, get an average laptop.
If you can't find an old P4 based mobile chip laptop for $50 there's something seriously wrong. Maybe even an older Core series for $100. I have a eight year old Dell that runs TS just fine.
albumleaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #73
mkturbo.com
iTrader: (24)
 
shuiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 13,776
Total Cats: 1,106
Default

I picked up a $20 laptop from my local goodwill. Then it was $10 for the power cable. It came with a real serial port and ran Windows XP a bit slowly. TS worked fine on the laptop.
shuiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 05:01 PM   #74
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ireland
Posts: 465
Total Cats: 16
Default

This thread is full of love and snuggles... what's happened?.

Also, pics or it didn't happen
rhysmate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #75
Senior Member
iTrader: (7)
 
RedCarmel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Horse and Buggy, PA
Posts: 689
Total Cats: 18
Default

^ seriously I've just been waiting for the ban
RedCarmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 01:11 AM   #76
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by albumleaf View Post
If you can't find an old P4 based mobile chip laptop for $50 there's something seriously wrong. Maybe even an older Core series for $100. I have a eight year old Dell that runs TS just fine.
Sadly most people on cragslist think their garbage is worth nearly as much as a brand new laptop with 6 times the stats.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 07:19 AM   #77
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 380
Total Cats: -17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhysmate View Post
This thread is full of love and snuggles... what's happened?.

Also, pics or it didn't happen
I guess I have no use for this then.


A shot when it was finished:


MSPnP- updated: IAT sensor came in


I need to fabricate the piping for my Intercooler and create a mount for it. I probably will end up using some ebay piping (any recommendations on who to purchase it from on ebay?) and some home depot/lowes/city mill brackets
Attached Thumbnails
Installing Shanghai-S kit tomorrow..help?-557414_483771738299605_1155263485_n.jpg   Installing Shanghai-S kit tomorrow..help?-557327_482750211735091_2065324420_n.jpg   Installing Shanghai-S kit tomorrow..help?-182154_481564508520328_703089535_n.jpg  
AdoboMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 07:32 AM   #78
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 380
Total Cats: -17
Default

I'm thinking of removing the heater core. One of the hoses are torn and the bracket is slightly bent (which makes the hose lean on a sharp edge on the frame of the car). Has anyone done it? How did you do it?
AdoboMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 08:12 AM   #79
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ireland
Posts: 465
Total Cats: 16
Default

[QUOTE=AdoboMiata;915032]I guess I have no use for this then.


why dont you need this????? thats a blow off valve!
rhysmate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 11:33 AM   #80
Junior Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Gilbert, Az
Posts: 337
Total Cats: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdoboMiata View Post
I'm thinking of removing the heater core. One of the hoses are torn and the bracket is slightly bent (which makes the hose lean on a sharp edge on the frame of the car). Has anyone done it? How did you do it?
What bracket? The hoses going into the heater core can be linked together to bypass it, I think there's a recommendation to introduce some kind of slight restriction. Not sure if un-altered flow directly through the heater hoses is a bad thing or not.
You'll have no heat in the winter if you by pass the core though. Can you re-straighten the brass coupling so it isn't rubbing the frame and get a new hose? That seems like the best non-halfassed method.
SJP0tato is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help - Stock Balancer and Fastforward overlay pulleys Frank_and_Beans Supercharger Discussion 13 09-12-2016 09:17 PM
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
Noob to Miataturbo from MA JxPhan Meet and Greet 3 10-02-2015 03:17 AM
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump $50 lsc224 Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 10:17 AM
Koni 1150 Coilover Kit drumman83 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 2 09-25-2015 08:03 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 AM.