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Old 10-04-2011, 03:11 PM   #101
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the head will give you all the pleasure when you enjoy the low end it adds.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:02 PM   #102
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the head will give you all the pleasure when you enjoy the low end it adds.
I think the "good of the forum" should be considered because I'm seriously terrified of this swap and I'm going to ask tons of stupid questions. There's also a megaton of work to do just to get the car started. I'm really worried about wiring in the cam sensor, crank sensor, and getting it started on VVT.
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What should I do for coils on this ******? I don't want to buy 01 coils because I'm out of money and have to put a head on my track car.
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then dont do the swap?
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then dont do the swap?
I have a sandy vagina after blowing up the green car.
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For a blown up car, it sure drives real sweet!
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I think the "good of the forum" should be considered because I'm seriously terrified of this swap and I'm going to ask tons of stupid questions. There's also a megaton of work to do just to get the car started. I'm really worried about wiring in the cam sensor, crank sensor, and getting it started on VVT.
Stop being a beta bottom bitch. I told you exactly how to wire the NB sensors up. Honestly it is connecting 7 wires total including the VVT power. After that with the MS Reverent sends you it should start right up as long as you switch it to use the NB sensors in the ignition settings.

The only other wire you will need to run is the second VVT wire back to the VVTTuner. I assume you are getting the VVTTuner to control the VVT with your Reverent build MSII.
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Stop being a beta bottom bitch. I told you exactly how to wire the NB sensors up. Honestly it is connecting 7 wires total including the VVT power. After that with the MS Reverent sends you it should start right up as long as you switch it to use the NB sensors in the ignition settings.

The only other wire you will need to run is the second VVT wire back to the VVTTuner. I assume you are getting the VVTTuner to control the VVT with your Reverent build MSII.
It's included. Do I send the VVT ground to MS or the power? Is the VVT controller PWM or something else?

On a side note, if my green car's bottom end is bad, I'm going all kinds of crazy and rewiring the car, so that will teach me something.

If I get one wire wrong, I'll be very upset. A long time ago, back when I had the Corrado, I failed miserably at wiring in the Haltec E6k. After about 3 months of scratching my head, and melting a bunch of coils I realized their spark output was "inverted" rather than what it displayed. In the process, I also smoked most of the harness. I started on that install in Novermber and I think I got it running in August. Then I made a huge mistake and selected a 2-tooth wheel instead of 4 on the cam sensor and over-revved the engine and spun bearings. It was not a happy existence. I don't want to go back there.
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It's included. Do I send the VVT ground to MS or the power? Is the VVT controller PWM or something else?

On a side note, if my green car's bottom end is bad, I'm going all kinds of crazy and rewiring the car, so that will teach me something.
The VVT plug has 2 wires, Purple and I believe Yellow-Purple. Basically you hook one of them to the same 12v wire on the CAS plug that you hook the cam and crank 12v to. Then you run the other VVT wire back to your MS.
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Dont be a Vag, run a vvt head in the daily.
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It's included.
The VVTuner is not included with the ECUs in the group buy, I never mentioned that it is included in the post describing the ECU features.
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Can I run a 1994 coil pack on this ****** too?
Yes, but you need to find somewhere to put it, the stock location is taken up by the oil feed for the VVT.

I literally strapped my 1996 coils to the camcover for the first few weeks after swapping to a 2001 engine.

Then I sourced some Toyota COPS and ran with them.
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The VVTuner is not included with the ECUs in the group buy, I never mentioned that it is included in the post describing the ECU features.
Oops. I just went back to our emails, I'm fully retarded. Apparently I'm incapable of rational thought since I'm using all of my energy to obsess over the turbo car.

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Oops. I just went back to our emails, I'm fully retarded.
At least you'll have something in common with your VVT cam when you **** the wiring up.

Using the 2001+ coils are the only real solution. You can rig some **** up with bent up sheet metal to hang your coils off the side of the valve cover but it looks like ****. Although I made it through 2 autocrosses with my 1997 coil pack zip tied to the oil line. Make sure you use the heavier zip ties, thin ones get hot and melt.
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Make sure you use the heavier zip ties, thin ones get hot and melt.
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At least you'll have something in common with your VVT cam when you **** the wiring up.


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Using the 2001+ coils are the only real solution.
Not really, you can use Toyota COPS quite easily too.
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At least you'll have something in common with your VVT cam when you **** the wiring up.
Win.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:13 PM   #118
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I am in the planning stages of doing this swap myself. I already have the car '90 running a '96 1.8 on a DIYPNP. My plan so far is to tap the new TB sensors into the factory harness (READ: change the plugs) and wire all the new NB CMP, CKP and VVT valve on a separate harness to the VVT controller. I am still trying to figure out the coils. I have a set of the '01 coils, but I might switch them out to something else.

I have an engine harness from a '99 already, I actually used a plug I found on a Protege harness I had laying around for the VVT valve plug. I will route the wiring through one of my unused holes for the A/C lines.
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I wouldnt say quite easily but I absolutely HATE wiring!!!! To the point I would rather pull the entire engine out to have to mess with wiring. Adding the cops is easy just time consuming on my part. I didnt have a entire day to devote to it. It took me a week of nights after softball practise and one saturday morning to get the valve cover drilled out. I ran my stock 1.6 coil pack for 3-4 months just with one bolt to the valve cover and then ziptied to the oil line.

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Not really, you can use Toyota COPS quite easily too.[/QUOTE]
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Has there been a write up since this thread died about swapping a 01 vvt motor in to a 95 chasis?
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