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Old 07-28-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default MegasquirtPNP II for 97 or 99

I am planning on installing a turbo 99 engine into my 97 NA. The PO is suggesting that I use a MSII PNP built for 97 instead of one for 99. I am new to turbo and was wondering which way to go and why.

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I'm pretty certain a 97 motor uses a cam position sensor for timing, while the 99 motor uses a crank trigger.
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has a different alternator too. If you put a 99 motor in your car just make sure it's using all your 97 sesnors and harness stuff. I think you need to swap the fpr too as 99 is returnless. Yes you want 97 for simplicity sake.
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I'm pretty certain a 97 motor uses a cam position sensor for timing, while the 99 motor uses a crank trigger.
this dude is right as well. You should swap over your 97 motor bits and pieces to the 99.
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I would use the 99 crank trigger anyday over the crappy cas.
You shouldn't buy a pnp. Have Brain build you a ms3 for you car, he can always modify it later for any year car you want.
If you buy a pnp, your stuck for that specific year (and probably similar price).
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I would use the 99 crank trigger anyday over the crappy cas.
You shouldn't buy a pnp. Have Brain build you a ms3 for you car, he can always modify it later for any year car you want.
If you buy a pnp, your stuck for that specific year (and probably similar price).
If I go with a 99-00 MS3, is there a lot of work involved in getting my 97 instrument and gauges to work properly? Electrical is my weakest link..
Also is AEM a better choice in my case?
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No, brain can set it up fully plug and play. PM him and forget about aem's, mspnp's or pnp's with non-standard firmware. Do it properly first time and get a ms3x. Newest firmware even has 99 alternator control.
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