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Old 01-01-2007, 02:47 AM   #1
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I was wondering if i shoud start this now or buy a greddy turbo first. Would it have any effects on power or effiency? Would it be worth the time and effort?
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Old 01-01-2007, 04:50 AM   #2
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Learning is always worth the time and effort.

Changing a VE table and a spark table is easy.
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Do it now! Get the MS in and wired up and then turbo it.

As an added benefit, you can learn to use the software without as much fear of breaking expensive things and pick up some power from removing the AFM.
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Old 01-01-2007, 05:05 PM   #4
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Plus if you get the MegaSquirt in, you can fix any little issues that crop up due to it. If you did everything (turbo and ECU) at the same time it might be a bit overwhelming.
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Do the MS now and then you'll be so proud of your DIY skills you'll do a DIY kit instead of a Greddy.
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I'm in the process of MS'ing and turbo'ing my miata. I'm going to get the car running and tuned on the MS before I do any turbo stuff.
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same here. I'm hoping to pick up about 10 HP and some hwy mpg with the MS.
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Its nice to start with engine management first. Its kills a few variable making the process easier and faster. Its wise to tune na, then alter the maps and tables later. I'm going this route soon.
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Should i use it as piggy-back or full standalone? or should i start as a piggy-bach and then keep getting in deeper and deeper?
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MS isn't a piggy back. It is a standalone. You can wire it in as a replacement or to only control fuel and spark and leave other stuff to the stock ecu. The latter is a much better idea.
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so i should start by controlling fuel and spark? then use it as a full standalone
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start by tapping into all the sensors first, datalog and make sure everything is working properly, then hook up fuel, get that tuned well, then hook up spark.
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whats left after that?
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well... if you want to go full stand alone that's next... but really there is no need to go full stand-alone once MSnS is controlling fuel and spark.
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Can you MS a 1.8?
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*sigh*

Yes.
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You can MS your V8 powered vibrator for heck's sake. There is pretty much nothing that is doesn't work on.
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*sigh*

Yes.
hahah sorry is there a write up how to install it on a 1.8?
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hahah sorry is there a write up how to install it on a 1.8?
Yes, there are a few in fact.

Search is your friend.

And if I may make a little suggestion. If you can't do the very basic research to find out if a Megasquirt is the right option for you, then I would strongly suggest that you don't go down the Megasquirt route as the rest of the DIY ECU challenge may be a bit too difficult for you.
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hahah sorry is there a write up how to install it on a 1.8?
diyautotune.com > install articles > miata
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