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Old 05-05-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default Can standalone be modded to run a 6 cylinder engine?

I have a spare MS build to run standalone and was wondering if it would be possible to modify it to make it run an inline 6 cylinder bmw engine. Im guessing probabaly better off just starting again from scratch ?
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Yep, sell it and start from scratch.
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Eh?

Just remove any 5 specific mods and then modifiy the MS to control the BMW sensors.

Perfectly possible, Job done.
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Yeah, it's really no biggie modifying it to work. Yank off the few Miata-specific mods, probably add a third ignition output (I"m assuming the engine will be wasted-spark), possibly change the sensor inputs (if the douchemobile doesn't have hall/opto sensors) and profit.
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Only good for four cylinders, sell it on craig's list or the forum
Someone please slap this *** with a BANSTICK!
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Only good for four cylinders, sell it on craig's list or the forum
Tool!

FYI there's tons of V8's out there being controlled by a MegaSquirt ECU.

Next time if you don't know don't reply
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FYI there's tons of V8's out there being controlled by a MegaSquirt ECU.
It can control up to 16 cylinders IIRC, but that's not the question at hand. The OP doesn't want to know if a MS is capable of running the engine, since it absolutely is, he wants to know if it's worth it to stick with the MS he has, which is already set up for a Miata.
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Tool!

Next time if you don't know don't reply
He's just trying to get his post count up so he can buy a link from the classifieds.
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It can control up to 16 cylinders IIRC, but that's not the question at hand. The OP doesn't want to know if a MS is capable of running the engine, since it absolutely is, he wants to know if it's worth it to stick with the MS he has, which is already set up for a Miata.
I'm more than aware of that fact

The MX5 mods take 5 minutes to remove, it's definately not worth buying a new unit as you suggest.
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