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Old 12th June 2019, 19:47
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Default Stand alone , plug and play ECU

Hi guys , Im getting confused (not difficult )
Has anybody had any experience of plug and play ECUs
My mk2 MX5 , which now has a supercharger fitted needs a new / better Ecu .
It will and does run on standard Ecu but to get the most out of the supercharger I need to tune it.
However , electronics are not my thing .
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Old 12th June 2019, 20:46
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I have been told Megasquirt are fairly easy to install and easy to set up via a laptop. Not sure about any that are true 'plug and play' tho. A lot of the MX5 guys who go down the V6 conversion route use them.
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Old 12th June 2019, 20:47
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A shame to see your last one on Fleabay. Any pics of the new donor yet?
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Old 12th June 2019, 21:03
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A shame to see your last one on Fleabay. Any pics of the new donor yet?
I have a new thread going for the new build mx250c number 3
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Old 14th June 2019, 23:05
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You will need either an aftermarket ECU or a piggy back ECU. Then you need to get a tuner with a rolling road to set it up.
Megasquirt is an option, although there are better ECUs nowadays, and your rolling road tuner knows how to use the ECU you choose.
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Old 15th June 2019, 14:29
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Bonus .

Only “ found” a mega squirt2 plumbed in behind the footwell.
The previous owner didn’t know it was there, now need to check the injectors to see if they’ve been unrated too? If they have then I’m off to the tuners.
If not I will update them , then head off to the tuners.
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Old 15th June 2019, 15:55
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Good find, a decent ECU is 500 - 700. i think you need to buy some beer to celebrate.
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Old 15th June 2019, 18:38
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It gets better, updated injectors are fitted too.
This donor car is getting better.
Happy builder.
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Old 16th June 2019, 14:04
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With a bit of luck, uprated clutch, coil overs etc too.
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Old 16th June 2019, 20:06
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With a bit of luck, uprated clutch, coil overs etc too.
Oh yes , forgot to mention . Fully adjustable suspension for height and ride, stage 2 clutch , stainless exhaust and manifold, and updated brakes too.
All good
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Old 16th June 2019, 21:07
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Oh yes , forgot to mention . Fully adjustable suspension for height and ride, stage 2 clutch , stainless exhaust and manifold, and updated brakes too.
All good
Sounds like you have got yourself a bargain there. Good luck and looking foreward to seeing the progress.
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