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Old 03-20-2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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Got mine today... along with the connectors to make it easy.
They're out of an 02 Corolla.
Still looking for a spare ignitor... but am gonna fab up the wiring harness in the meantime.
I'm also taking a look at the various ways of engineering the plate to hold them all in place.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:25 PM   #2
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I like my simple "over" plate. I was too lazy to make a nice undermount one
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Question... what gauge wire to use for my harness?
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:29 PM   #4
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The largest that will fit in the connector.
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just use 18awg stranded wire.
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Sam, my prayers are with you. I hope to god you dont run into the problems I ran into.
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Sam I have 2 spare ignitors that I snagged from the u-pull-it. Lemme know if you need one.
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Sam I have 2 spare ignitors that I snagged from the u-pull-it. Lemme know if you need one.
Willing to sell one?
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:36 AM   #9
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Sam I have 2 spare ignitors that I snagged from the u-pull-it. Lemme know if you need one.
I do still need one. Someody already PM'd me though. If he doesn't get back to me today, I'll be in touch.
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OK, since I'm going to source a spare ignitor to do this thing, is there room inside it to splice the Yel/Blu-Blk/Wht-Blue+1kohm... or are people putting the resistor somewhere in the harness?

Also, for the seperate ground wire protruding from the harness, should I ground it to the same grounding bundle I'm using for the MS/LC1... or should I find a seperate place on the head?

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I do still need one. Someody already PM'd me though. If he doesn't get back to me today, I'll be in touch.
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Hey Sam, have you heard from that somebody yet? I have other instested but I offered to you 1st. Let me know.
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I'll take one... PM'd.
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Sam, the resistor is for standalone. Don't think you'll be needing it for parallel.

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Ben, I'm running Megasquirt "By Braineak" Standalone... sweet!

Anyways, just finished up the COP side of the harness, left about 5 feet extra to be sure I had enough to make it to the ignitor. My spare (to gut) ignitor should be here Tuesday. I'll be rocking this shiz by the weekend.

I've still gotta fab up a hold-down plate... working on the design.

Also, did anybody have to Dremel a little off the sides of the COP to get it to seat down completely. I think mine are about 1mm wider than the channel and they're not fully seated. I'm also looking forward to pulling the valve cover (to clean and affix studs) and checking the valvetrain on this magic 200k mile motor.
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So pretty. Mine was pretty like that until I started looking for my problems and uglyfied it :(
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i dremeled the **** out of mine to fit the 01 cover. I also had the bosses for the original coils in the way but I didn't want to mod the valve cover to install the new setup. Now I might since I'll have a spare.

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I found that mine sit better if I remove the rubber grommets.
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I found that mine sit better if I remove the rubber grommets.
yeah but do they also let more water into the plug holes?
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Sam, the resistor is for standalone. Don't think you'll be needing it for parallel.

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yeah i need to fix that. also it's easier to simply jump the signal in the diagnostics box.
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yeah but do they also let more water into the plug holes?
I'll remember to close my hood when it's raining.
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