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by stevieturbo
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: MOST FOUL RESISTANT PLUGS
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: MOST FOUL RESISTANT PLUGS

Ensure the ignition system is up to par.

And equally important, ensure tuning is correct. If it's too rich, too often, it will foul even with hotter plugs.

You could try 5's, but the plugs are probably not the problem.
by stevieturbo
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Dumpy dizzy.
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Dumpy dizzy.

What's a dumpy dizzy ?

If unsure about excessive crankcase pressure.....stick a map sensor in and log it

Does it have adequate crankcase breathing ability ?
by stevieturbo
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Front crank oil seal.
Replies: 28
Views: 719

Re: Front crank oil seal.

I'd have thought a good flange sealant or thread lock type for securing one of those sleeves ?
by stevieturbo
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Front crank oil seal.
Replies: 28
Views: 719

Re: Front crank oil seal.

You can now get this sleeves for such repairs.

I havent used one myself, but have heard them mentioned, and of course yes the seals will cover a small range of diameters for the actual seal itself.
by stevieturbo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Front crank oil seal.
Replies: 28
Views: 719

Re: Front crank oil seal.

TBH, I dont think I've really seen an influx of cheap shite seals, so any reputable source of a suitable product should be quite fine, and good chance identical to the OEM part. Seals are a fairly generic part, with only a small few variations. As you mention, double or single lip, and some rotation...
by stevieturbo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Front crank oil seal.
Replies: 28
Views: 719

Re: Front crank oil seal.

Generic parts would be quite fine for an oil seal.

But as above....OEM parts are usually good quality, and when it's not a quick job to replace....it can make sense to ensure quality and correct parts are used.
by stevieturbo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Time to start wiring the car!
Replies: 96
Views: 4006

Re: Time to start wiring the car!

Not looked through them all - but one thing stands out. You're using an MS3? That supplies a ground for the fuel pump relay, not a switched 'live'. As do pretty well all of the MS outputs. I'll have a better look at them on a decent size monitor. I'd not be able to comment on anything which is race...
by stevieturbo
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Lambda LSU4.2 or 4.9?
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Lambda LSU4.2 or 4.9?

IMO The only way to make an Innovate last...is to never use it lol
by stevieturbo
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Lambda LSU4.2 or 4.9?
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Lambda LSU4.2 or 4.9?

Innovate were a nightmare really. Definitely more than their fair share of "sensor failures"...which in reality was due to their controller. I've changed to different controllers and used those same "faulty" sensor for a few years without issue ! Innovate did make some great products, but despite th...
by stevieturbo
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Lambda LSU4.2 or 4.9?
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Lambda LSU4.2 or 4.9?

More importantly....what controller ?
by stevieturbo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: wasted spark dwell times
Replies: 3
Views: 145

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: 184

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: 184

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: 396

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: 396

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...

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