[DML] Re: EFI? Megasquirt?
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[DML] Re: EFI? Megasquirt?



I'm going to jump in on this even though my MegaSquirtnSpark is on an 
Eagle engine.

The first thing is "who can service it"  Well, anyone with a laptop 
can plug in and run diagnostics on the system and find out exactly 
where the problem is.  As it stands with the original setup, there 
always seems to be alot of guessing, parts swapping and random 
searching to find problems.

Driveability in cold weather is amazing.  Remember, this is current 
technology that controls "every" aspect of what the fuel and ignition 
systems are doing.  We even program for de-acceleration parameters.
And now you can program for gas milage or performance... your 
choice.  You can even set it up for self-programming while you 
drive!!  

And you get to remove all sorts of problem areas from the existing 
setup.... ie cold start valve, fuel distributor, all three old school 
DeLorean ECUs, idle speed motor, fuel pressure reg, etc.

The mechanical setup of the MegaSquirt is easy... understanding the 
software to program it is what brings you into the age of Fast and 
Furious style engine management.  The forums and help for MegaSquirt 
are amazing... they are very helpful and this MegaSquirt system is so 
widespread there are definately more people out there to help you 
than you can imagine.

Did I have some problems setting mine up... yep, a couple.  But what 
I got in return is a very reliable system that has a ton of support, 
is always being improved, and allows you the flexability to do 
anything you want (turbo, supercharger, flex fuel) you name it.

Yes, this new style stuff can be intimidating, but I gotta believe 
this is what we would see if the D was being built today.

Ron

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
wrote:
>
> For all of the effort, time, and money spent on these kinds of
> conversions this could all be better spent getting the J-Jet running
> well. Once you finish these kinds of modifacations who can service 
it?
> The final outcome is in many ways determined by the competance of 
the
> installer. Most who do it have never done one and this is the FIRST
> ONE!!!! It will not make the car more saleable or worth more, it 
will
> not produce much in the way of added performance, and depending on 
how
> good a job the insaller did it won't make the drivability any better
> (probably worse, especially the cold drivability). About the only
> significant improvement *might* be slightly better gas mileage. It
> will certainly be a lot more complicated! Many do not give enough
> credit to the K-Jet. It is a relatively reliable and rugged system. 
It
> does age and some parts need to be replaced over time and it is very
> susceptable to dirt. The biggest problem it has is people that work 
on
> it and do not understand how to set it up and get it working 
properly.
> Once set up right and running properly it is very efficient and
> robust. Unless you are going to make a lot of changes to the stock
> motor, staying with the K-Jet makes a lot of sense.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757




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