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Bonzo 1st March 2009 03:49 PM

Hi all.

I have decided to use throttle bodies on my 1.8 Zetec silvertop engine install.

To controll the fuel I intend to use megasquirt.

Ms2 V3 to be precise. Probably a higher spec than I need but who knows what will change in the future.

Having tried the msextraefi web site I find it is no longer available. :confused:

Looking for an alternate UK seller has drawn a blank.

I realy want to buy it in kit form.
I see this as all part of the challenge.
In any event it will give me a greater knowledge of the modern electronic engine controll systems. ;)

I am at the moment thinking of buying direct from the USA. I am a little concerned about being hammered for import duty though.

Just The VAT to pay or is there import duty to pay as well !!??

I have posted this on the other side. :rolleyes:

Thinking that this may be a valuable resource for the future on here as well. :)

shadowcaster 1st March 2009 05:01 PM

Hey Ronnie, your dabbling in witchcraft you know, next thing you'll be getting a laptop to diagnose the the beast. :eek: :D :D

jasongray5 1st March 2009 06:34 PM

As far as vat and import duty goes, If you get the seller to send it as a "gift" then 9times out of 10 you will get away with it? Or at least I always have?

Bonzo 1st March 2009 06:39 PM

I know Rich.

Scary but exciting at the same time. :eek:

A bit like my good lady when she is after something. :D

After many,many years of tinkering with carbed engines with dizy & the likes it's time for a change.

At the outset I was adamant that I wanted to go the old school route. However, after reading the posts in support of moddern technology combined with a couple of constructive chats with Allan Jeferys son I became convinced that Zetec was the way to go.

Then the free 1.8 Zetec came out of the blue, that was the decider.

To be honest I am really looking forward to th challenges that lay ahead.

I'll dare say that I will live to regret those words when it all goes pear shaped a few months down the road. :o

I already have a small laptop loaded with some basic OBD2 software for reading fault codes & reseting engine check lights etc.

My oldest son spotted a 7" touch screen that you can build into the dash allowing you to do a bit of re mapping as you drive.
How extreme is that !!??

He is heck of a lot more interested in my build now that I am going moddern. Hence the offer to buy me a megasquirt for my BD. :D

AshG 1st March 2009 08:03 PM

i imported my ms2 v3 components in from the usa and it turned up in 4 days no duty to pay etc etc. havent built it yet. have tucked it away until the car is through the sva on the pinto lump.

i already have a 7inch touch screen for it and a pile of old pentium 4 laptops sitting around

keep us all updated on your progress as im sure you will finish yours well before me.

TSM Locost 1st March 2009 08:14 PM

UK supplier of Megasquirt
Try Bill@shurvinton.fsworld.co.uk not always quick response but knows megasquirt back to front, good prices, good service, and UK. usually discount for more than one unit, group buy ?

Good luck Mike. :D :D :D

Bonzo 1st March 2009 10:36 PM


Originally Posted by AshG (Post 11459)
keep us all updated on your progress as im sure you will finish yours well before me.

Remember you are talking to the person who started his build a month or so after the book was first published. :o :o

Mind you, if you keep chopping bits off with your grinder. I may very well do :D :D

Thanks Mike

james3004 2nd March 2009 07:17 PM

I got some parts when i used megasquirt on my rs turbo (the engine is going in the roadster) from a company called DIY Autotune, they are in america but never had any problems with their service

Bonzo 2nd March 2009 09:08 PM

Thanks for that James.

I have been looking at that site. If I end up buying from the USA thats who I will use as they look to be the main distributor of MS in the states. :)

fabbyglass 3rd March 2009 10:40 AM

Anyone know owt about microsquirt? used on bikes apparently so a lot smaller

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