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[Body_Work] Rust Rust And More Rust!

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Telf

 

Now that the car is stripped I'm thinking about making it a bit more reliable. As the looming is all out I am considering installing an emerald ECU in place of the stock setup. Cost aside whats peoples opinions of doing this? I haven't fully researched it yet but i resume that alot of the original ignition system would be redundant, hence my thoughts of doing it now whilst the car is in bits.

 

Any thoughts muchly appreciated 

 

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jackherer

You want to rip all the ignition stuff out, throw it away, then fit a wasted spark coil pack with no moving parts.

 

Your best bet is to download the Emerald manual and look at the wiring diagrams - http://www.emeraldm3d.com/media/software-manuals/Emerald K3 Manual v057.pdf - look for the distributorless config, they can be made to work with distributors but it makes no sense to keep the moving parts.

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Telf

kieran , its you that got me thinking about this... I just cant decide if to do it or not!

 

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jackherer

Depends if you want to drive it or look at it :P

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Telf

look at it..yeah that's definitely my plan.. or B!

 

so if i fit an emerald ECU i can get rid of the distributor, Ignition amp,coil?!? original ECU, tacho relay and the 

AFM right?

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jackherer

Yes all that goes in the bin, along with the SAD.

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Telf

i could gut the AFM though and just use it as a air pass through so it would look original- less the dizzy obviously.

 

That might be ok- its not as if I'm ever going to sell it once it is finished.  

 

So the emerald ECU should improve performance a bit as well ? or not much difference on a standard 8V? The only extra engine work has been a 3 angle cut on the head so I'm hardly going mad. If it can make somewhere near original figures id be happy.

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jackherer

You might be able to make a hole in the bottom of a distributor cap, chop the terminals off, then pass custom leads from a coil pack through it. The rubber boots would disguise the cut down terminals and you could have a dummy king lead going to a standard coil. Or just chuck it all in the bin and drive it ;)

 

I don't know if it'll make much more peak power but it'll drive so much better and be much more reliable.

 

 

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Telf

ill probably keep all the bits because I'm weird like that.  Now the real question...

 

Can my budget stretch anymore? :unsure:

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