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Old 24th August 2015, 10:50 PM
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So I still need an ECU and was leaning towards mega squirt or emerald.
Being in the states at the moment they have loads of aftermarket electrickery however here in Detroit they have not heard so much of megasquirt or emerald. Most tuners I have spoke with here all recommend greddy.
Now I am a total noob here, there is a brand new top spec greddy e-manage ultimate for half the price of a DIY megasquirt. I know back at home greddy is popular with the jap folk but could this be used for my zetec setup?
Reading online talks about piggy back systems and splicing and then my brain hurts....
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Old 25th August 2015, 10:00 AM
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Something you can get support for in the uk,any unknown makes etc could be a problem.

If you can buy Megajolt cheap get one .
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Old 25th August 2015, 11:40 AM
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Well last night I managed to chat with some local hotrod racers, they pointed me in the directions of http://www.diyautotune.com
These stock mega squirt in kit or assembled form quite cheap in comparison to the UK.
I sent them a mail asking what type/ad ons I will need for my setup, as far as I am aware a standard v3 unit will be enough?
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Old 25th August 2015, 03:21 PM
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What are you trying to control? For my Zetec setup I needed to create the extra circuits for PWM idle valve and for the second ignition output. I bought an MS3 kit and soldered it myself. I skipped on the MS3x board to save $100.

If you get a ready-made MS3 with the MS3x board, the extra outputs on there will enable you to drive the PWM idle. As for ignition, you'll be able to use a sequential coil-on plug ignition setup with some VAG coils.
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Old 26th August 2015, 09:07 AM
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Have seen Megasquirt on a Focus and had loads of problems with fuelling,daft thing is it had silly bhp and torque in standard form with it on,but would not start unless you altered fuel pressure.

Something to consider,not trying to be the prophet of doom.
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I messed about something chronic with my MS even taking it to the rolling road didnt manage to get it running spot on..

Switch it out for an Omex 600 and it ran spot on straight away!

Just hope the MS is going to be a bit easier on my RV8!

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