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Old 02-19-2007, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default Odering Megasquirt for my '93 Greddy. <<warning - n00b ?s inside>>

Been reading a bit, decided I needed to go ahead and get 'squirted.

I'm going to have 6 months to assemble the thing (I'll be in Kuwait starting in April) so I have plenty of time, I just want to make SURE I have EVERYTHING before I leave the country since I seriously doubt I can find some of the more specialized tools over there.

From reading this thread: https://www.miataturbo.net/forums/showthread.php?t=6918

I'm thinking I'll get:

MegasuirtI PCBv2.2, unassembled <-- Can this lower-end kit do the things I want? Run RX7 injectors? Control spark? Be upgraded to do cool stuff like WI and boost control? Read a WBO2? etc?

Stimulator, unassembled

Serial cable, and serial -> USB adapter (laptop has no serial ports)

lead bending tool. apparently I need one.

AEM Uego from WOT


For soldering I was planning to borrow my dad's "Cold Heat" soldering tool, would that work? Also any particular type of solder I need to use? Do I need a grounding strap to prevent static shocking the board?

I've seen some advocate ordering a harness from "boomslang". What is the purpose of this harness and where do I get it from?

Thanks in advance for all help and I'm looking forward to this!

Got my laptop ready and everything:

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the 2.2 can do what you need. lookin back i might as well have gotten one. v3 is more robust though, apparently. you'll need something to wire it to the car eventually. and a little $10 soldering iron and lots of fine solder.
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The tips on the cold heat are probably too big to solder the leads on the MS. The vias are very close together. Also you need something to cut the leads off after you solder on the components. Finger nail clippers actually work perfect for this.
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Also you need something to cut the leads off after you solder on the components. Finger nail clippers actually work perfect for this.
Just don't use your wife/girlfriends $30 pair, i promise she won't be happy about it.
Man the things women spend money on. Wait we're spending hundreds on a computer for our car? Ok fair trade.
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K, so I'll bring along a cheap set of nail clippers and one of my cheaper soldering irons. Also some fine solder, I'm pretty sure what I have is the thick kind.

Al - can you elaborate about "something to wire it to the car eventually"? Is that the purpose of the boomslang harness or..?
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