Re: [DML] Serious Megasquirt Question
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [DML] Serious Megasquirt Question

What is your contingency plan today should your stock Ignition Control Unit craps out (it is 30+ years old after all)?  Or your stock RPM relay? Or your fuel pump? Or.... we can play this game all night. It doesn't matter one iota if your fuel delivery is mechanical if your spark control is electronic.

I for one believe that whether one is K-Jetted, carburetted or EFI'd, AAA or classic insurance with towing package is probably a prudent investment.  I don't care what your fueling mechanism, if you lose your spark control, you're screwed.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" <brobertson@...> wrote:
> I mean controller replacement. My little brother had to replace the onboard computer in his Oldsmobile not too long ago. For some reason the thing died while he was at work. 
> Onboard electronics do die. I helped a DeLorean owner last year whose Bosch ignition module had died (his dead ECU donated the harness connector for the adapter my Duraspark module is using).
> All electronic devices are subject to failure. It is unrealistically optimistic to claim that one's own devices will never fail. If I was totally dependent upon an onboard controller for my fuel delivery, I would definitely have a contingency plan.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "DarkStar Media" <darkstarmedia@> wrote:
> >
> > Define "dies"...
> > 
> > If the computer shorts out it's dead anyway and no laptop or phone will do
> > anything about it, just like any ECU.
> > 
> > Baring that they are extremely reliable and once setup just run and run.
> > 
> > If there is a re-boot while running (usually only if you are screwing with
> > it) you see a hiccup but the MS ECU tends to recover before the engine drops
> > more than 100rpm (think slight stumble).
> > 
> > Richard
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> > content22207
> > Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 3:31 PM
> > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [DML] Serious Megasquirt Question
> > 
> >   
> > 
> > If the onboard controller dies, do you have to reload all the fuel maps from
> > scratch? If so, is there a smartphone interface so you don't have to upload
> > them from a laptop? 
> > 
> > I'm thinking about what happens if the controller dies while you're on a
> > trip. 
> > 
> > On my own car I am only dependent upon the ignition ECU, and I carry a spare
> > for that (Duraspark is my primary ECU and the original Bosch unit is my
> > backup).
> > 
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> >


To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see

To search the archives or view files, log in at! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive