Jump to content
HybridZ
Sign in to follow this  
Enginerd81

Split second loss of power

Recommended Posts

I am running Megasquirt 2 wired in similar to below wiring diagram with an 83 distributor and using the MAP sensor.

280zxt_relay_wiring.gif

 

Under very light/cruising conditions the power will suddenly drop out then come right back. Makes for a sudden jerk as driving.

Took it to a track day last year and didn't have any problems at continuous WOT.

 

As I type this I thought a deadspot in the TPS (although it was new 2 years ago when I installed MS) I'll check that tomorrow morning.

 

Any other ideas that I could look for or check? 

 

Thanks,

bryan

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Here are 2 examples. It looks like MAP is getting funky readings. One spike high and one spike low.

 

Examples are right at the end of the logs.

 

Thanks,

Bryan

 

Disregard 2nd image. Can't seem to figure out how to get rid of it.

 

 

2018-04-21_18.59.46.msl

2018-04-21_19.01.49.msl

FuelCut.png

 

DatsunMegasquirtLogSnip.jpg

Edited by Enginerd81

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What version of Tuner Studio did you Log with Free version or Paid version. Many selectable fields are missing. I wanted to see if you had any Sync loss. But the field was not viewable. 

 

Did you edit out any fields from Data logging?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Think I found the issue... at least with the Datalogs missing information. You are using an ancient Firmware on that ECU. Original B&G version 2.60. .B&G code is over 12 years old. 

You should update your firmware to MSExtra code. Latest release version for MS2 is 3.4.2. Lots of improvements and bug fixes since the B&G firmware. 

 

You update the ECU Firmware from within Tuner Studio. Choose " Firmware Update "  in the Tools Menu.  Your laptop must be online with your MS ECU and must be connected to the Internet. 

 

Update your Firmware and reload your Tune. I would advise making a brand new Project file after the Firmware update to keep things straight. Otherwise you may have issues with file mismatches.  

 

 You will get a signature mismatch on your Tune when you update the Firmware . Easy to fix. Just make sure that you your Laptop is connected to your ECU and Internet at the same time. You will be given an Option to download the latest signature files. That will update your Tune Signature format to match the new Firmware. 

 

 Note: Do NOT confuse the ECU firmware update with Tuner Studio software update. Two different things.  

 

Think of Firmware as a Bios update on your Laptop or Desktop computer and Tuner Studio software update as Windows/MAC OS updates. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Might be an idea to take screenshots of your settings and Export/Import your Tables. Then start a New project and Tune using the 3.4.2 defaults. The way you will get a clean build from scratch with all of the MS Extra 3.4.2 default settings. WUE, ASE AE etc. And you don't have to worry about signature mismatches. 

Edited by Chickenman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MAtt Cramer 

You cannot receive any private messages so here it goes  ...

I live in Asheville NC. and do not know of anyone who is familiar with MS Datsuns (l28et) and that has a dyno. Do you have anyone you would recommend?  I am not opposed to trailering it to Atalanta or Charlotte.

Thanks 

For your time 

Dan Carroll 

[email protected] 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×