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  1. Chickenman has been helping me tune my l28et running on megasquirt, and i felt compelled to write a review of his services. I have had MS3 running on my car for over a year now. I purchased a pre-built ECU and pre-made wiring harness from a forum member that is no longer able to provide support for his product. I don’t mind mechanical projects but I’m still pretty green when it comes to electrical systems, so i figured i would leave this part of the project to professionals. I got the car to run decently with some local help, but parts of the install and initial setup were incorrect and i had a few preexisting electrical issues. This winter i upgraded the turbo, injectors and needed to retune MS. I was interested in knowing more about how the MS system worked and to feel more comfortable working with it, so i reached out on HBZ for some help. Chickenman PM’d me and offered his remote running services at a VERY reasonable price. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, but i figured if i learned anything from the experience it would be worth it. It was very worth it. Chickenman set me up with some pre-tune instructions and setup, the we setup a few hours for him to remotely control my laptop hooked up to the ECU for tuning. The tune i had previously done ran well but was masking all sorts of mechanical and electrical issues. Chickenman, did not let me keep these issues on my car and patiently instructed me on diagnosing and fixing them! I would have never expected so much patience and interest in seeing the project done right. By the end of the first running session we had a decent idle, a drive able VE table, working autotune and a list of miscellaneous small issues to fix. Chickenman provided email support through the next few weeks helping me diagnose and fix most of the remaining issues. I sent him updated auto tunes, data logs, driving notes and he made edits to my tune. My car runs smother and faster than before, I also learned a lot about automotive electrical systems and MS. I feel much more confident and organized about my project and can’t recommend Chickenman’s services enough. While his services are all remote, i believe my car is running better in less time than it would have if i had taken it to someone local. I live in Detroit, and finding someone to tune an old foreign car on a lesser know ECU is hard and expensive. I could now take the car in its current state to dyno tune timing and would save a lot of money and time. Chickenman is professional, knowledgeable, patient, helpful and is excellent at communicating and teaching. If you are thinking about setting up MS and haven’t done it before, hire him. He will save you time, headache and you will probably learn something useful. I highly recommend his services 10/10! Thanks Chickenman
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    78 280Z NA MS2 Setup

    @Chickenman, oops....lol I heard annealing PLA gives it quite a bit of strength and heat resistance, supposedly better than ABS.
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    78 280Z NA MS2 Setup

    Nice TPS mounting plate! I was thinking of printing one. You mind Sharing the STL? Also, when your ready to tune get a hold of Chinkenman. This gentleman knows his stuff and his support and patience are bar none!
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    Exposed's 1jz Build

    I'm running an old set of 255/50/r16 BFG's and thinking about making a switch to the r888. Let me know how it goes for you!
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    Q's on FricFrac Ms setup and injector impedance

    Thanks Softopz for verifying. Ive' been off site for a while and since then installed 440cc high impedance injectors. I gather i did not have any sort of resistor pack since i did have PWM turned on before. Since the injector install, I turned off PWM and updated the REQ Fuel by using the calculator to 7.0. It started and ran a little rough but i held off running it long because i needed to address an exhaust leak near the o2 sensor. Softopsz, please PM me with a consulting rate. I would like you to verify some of my setting and ask you for a few tips and tricks.
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    90 Amp Maxima Alternator Upgrade

    Awesome! Thanks for the write up.
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    Q's on FricFrac Ms setup and injector impedance

    Thanks for the info and advice Hud. From the manual i gathered that it might be on PWM current limiting (which would mean i'm properly set up for low impedance injectors), but i don't trust myself in making sure i am properly applying what i am reading. Thanks for verifying! Will check Motorman and Osidetiger.
  8. So I'm trying to upgrade the stock fuel injectors to 440cc injectors and am having trouble figuring out if I can easily install high impedance injectors on my setup. I have put myself in a bad place by not thoroughly documenting my build, purchasing products with no longer existing support and lack of understanding of how said products work (Note to self, don't do that!). Story is I purchased and installed a Megasquirt (v3?) and harness from FricFrac right before he went AWOL, and with his limited help and the help of some good local people I was able to get my car running pretty well. My communications with Fricfrac were often confusing, mostly my fault for lack of understanding and planning, and i failed to document what exactly i had purchased from him. During setup it became apparent that FricFrac may have built my megasqurit under the impression that i was already running 440cc injectors, while i actually was running stock injectors. I believe we adjusted the the REQ fuel settings to adjust for this. I do not remember making any changes to PWM settings. I had the car tuned by a local guy, and then checked over by TimZ and was able to enjoy driving it through the summer with minimal issue. Now I would like to upgrade the injectors and have been having trouble deciding what to do because I don't know what I have and I am unable to contact the one person who would know for sure. I need help figuring out what i have exactly so i can move forward. My Setup: 280Z l28et(81) mostly stock + intercooler and exhuast stock injectors, removed factory resistor pack Megasquirt V? and harness built by FricFrac (i believe it was V3 i requested, but i need to find a way to verify) Would like to upgrade injectors and turbo My Questions: 1. What version MS do I have? 2. What impedance Injectors is it currently set up for? 3. If I am set up for low impedance Injectors, am I using PWM, a Flyback board or Resistors? 4. If I am set up for high impedance injectors, are my PWM setting correct, or am i at risk of burning something out? 5. If I decide to use low impedance 440cc injectors, does a stock bodied injector exist? (barbed fitting, same fits the manifold without modification) 6. If I decide to use high impedence 440cc, can i just install them, disable PWM and tune? ( I know the answer for this depends on the answer for Q's 1,2, and 3) I attached a couple of pics and an MSQ. Let me know if i need to clarify or there is any other info i can grab/screen shot. Thanks in advance guys! 2017-12-06_10.01.56.msq
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    Top chop update

    Wow!!! That's awesome!
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    WTB G-nose Hood Hinges

    Looking for G-nose Hood hinges and G-nose mounting bracket Shipped to 48033. Let me know what you guy have. Thanks!
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    WTB G-nose

    Damn, I just ordered a new one from RHDJapan. Thanks though!
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    WTB G-nose

    Pretty rare, eh?
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    Megasquirt grounding

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    WTB G-nose

    still looking