Eurobot 2012 Progress


So, a very scary 19 days to go until the competition, and things are starting to get very busy with the project. I don’t want to give too much away on here in terms of tactics and full hardware specs (for obvious reasons) but there are some things that I can report on. Continue reading

Little jobs sorted


Done some more to it last night and today. Wired up the coil pack and mounted it more securely, I’ve also fitted the injector clips that were missing (thanks Fastorq!) and mounted and wired up the fuel pump.

Also sorted the cable between ECU and the relay board.

It now makes more noises  (“click buzzzzzz click”) as the pump tries to prime!

I think I’m getting closer to starting it, but my list of little jobs to do seems to be getting longer the more I cross off!

(extracted from my www.volkszone.com “Readers’ Rides” thread)

Christmas holiday progress


Finally got around to doing a bit more on this! Got most of the EFI wiring done now, all connected up to the Megasquirt Relay board.  Connected up the power and the main relay clicks when I turn the ignition key. First noise the car’s made for about 6 months! Main jobs left to do before it makes proper engine noises again:

Cable between ECU and relay board
Fueling
O2 and coolant sensors
Coil pack wiring
Blank off old dizzy hole
Fit injector clips
Attach intake pipe properly

(extracted from my www.volkszone.com “Readers’ Rides” thread)

EFI Progress


I bought the Megasquirt EFI kit second hand, which included the throttle body, manifold, fuel rails, fuel pressure regulator, megasquirt ecu, coil pack, wiring loom and scat crank pulley with timing teeth. Fitment seems pretty straight forward, but it’s taking longer than planned because I’m running out of money and waiting for the student loans company to do something about it! I’m also half out of action now, as I’ve damaged a tendon in my left hand and have that in plaster for 3 weeks Continue reading