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by stevieturbo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: wasted spark dwell times
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: wasted spark dwell times

Best way to test is with a current clamp and a scope, to see what the coil actually wants.

But if all is fine and working with say 3ms, and the coils arent burning out...maybe not a lot of reason to change it.
by stevieturbo
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Megasquirt - RusEFI
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Megasquirt - RusEFI

The simple practicality of having to mount coils on top of the plugs and bracket them, would make it extremely difficult on any engine like this. They're ideally suited to inline engines where the plug is recessed down the middle ( usually multivalve engines ). Definitely not suited to most other ty...
by stevieturbo
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Megasquirt - RusEFI
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Megasquirt - RusEFI

COP on a Rover would be difficult, CNP, Coil Near Plug should be quite easy. Any decent ecu will have no difficulty with this, and no you would not need a cam sensor. But if you can acquire a phase signal...certainly no harm in doing so where systems can offer full and proper sequential injection. B...
by stevieturbo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: stepper motor - alternatives
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: stepper motor - alternatives

In a lot of cars, simply using timing for idle control will be quite fine.
by stevieturbo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: stepper motor - alternatives
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: stepper motor - alternatives

a lot will be down to what your VEMS is happy with using. A stepper motor would usually be pretty good. Simple 2 wire valve...simple. DBW....most versatile. I would be trying to get a good stable hot idle first, before letting any type of idle control doing anything though, so as to need it to do ve...
by stevieturbo
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Over heating
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Over heating

Is this repeatable ? ie can you have this problem apparent at home, where you can test things ? How do the plugs look after a period of running with this problem ? If it was largely an ignition problem the plugs could be wet, sooty, etc There are various ignition testers you could have installed on ...
by stevieturbo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Oil catch can
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Oil catch can

If you can run a full PCV system, that is better, but not essential.

The Provent can is an excellent piece, and lots of aftermarket companies are now latching onto it.

by stevieturbo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Drivetrain & Transmission Area
Topic: Explorer 8.8 shortening
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Explorer 8.8 shortening

Following what Tony had Andy do, would make a lot of sense
by stevieturbo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Time to start wiring the car!
Replies: 79
Views: 3210

Re: Time to start wiring the car!

Power things up one circuit at a time if it helps ?
by stevieturbo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Front crank oil seal.
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Front crank oil seal.

no part numbers on the current one ?

Or just measure its dimensions and order ( dims will also usually be on the seal itself )
by stevieturbo
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Time to start wiring the car!
Replies: 79
Views: 3210

Re: Time to start wiring the car!

The only thing likely to pull anywhere near 300A is the starter...and he said nothing works. Simply powering the ecu would barely be 1A etc. There is nothing on a car that simply turning the ignition on should cause any wiring to get hot, or even remotely warm, not even a very small wire. There must...
by stevieturbo
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Time to start wiring the car!
Replies: 79
Views: 3210

Re: Time to start wiring the car!

With no load on anything....nothing should be getting hot at almost any wire size. get a small circuit breaker into the main feed for now, so you can safely turn things on, and try and find the short. No sense using a fuse as you might go through a load of them trying to troubleshoot. Maybe somethin...
by stevieturbo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Intercoolers??
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Intercoolers??

I've never seen anyone anywhere say anything positive about those round barrel style coolers, so I'd be very cautious about going down that route. But yes a chargecooler is an option....expensive one mind you, given you'll need the water core, a pump system, front core, renew pipework etc etc. I can...
by stevieturbo
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Intercoolers??
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Intercoolers??

I wouldnt be too worried about 100degC. What temp stat etc are you using ? During summer I stick a 71deg in mine, and try and never let it get too hot, although if it's just too warm, it'll rise to wherever it wants to rise. And ensure only cold air can get through your rad, and all the usual stuff....
by stevieturbo
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Drivetrain & Transmission Area
Topic: Explorer 8.8 shortening
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Explorer 8.8 shortening

All in all that's not a bad price at all. I just use bolt on c-clip elims on my 8.8" ends. They're not fantastic, but they do work. The Moser ones I used to use were cheaper but always leaded a little, they used roller bearings. I'm using Mark Williams stuff now which uses a big taper bearing and do...

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