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Old 15-02-2018, 06:34 PM   #791
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Hello Folks,

Bit of a delay with the new ECU, though I'm assured it's one of these...



Bit of a pain is the fact that I need to upgrade the spark plugs to ones with
a built-in resistor. Having spent ages and loadsamoney trying to source B8EVX
plugs, they won't work. The platinum plugs are much better regarded upon
for the standard C1J engine, so having to go to the Iridium upgrades is a bit of
a disappointment. I'm assured by Seb in France that their performance with the
new ECU is much improved.

Apparently, the ECU is a fit and forget item, unless I want to play with the
boost, and it'll probably be the exchange of plugs that takes up most of the
fitting time.

Wait for it...



Its new heart, completed





Having heard just how much more smoothly the engine runs, even on idle,
I can't wait...


Regards,
Steve

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Can highly recommend the iridium plugs mate. Used to run them in my karting days any used to rev to 18k rpm happily hopefully you get the ecu soon and we can both have our cars fully sorted for spring

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Stunning car and stunning project. Thank you for keeping us all updated with the progress.
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Can highly recommend the iridium plugs mate. Used to run them in my karting days any used to rev to 18k rpm happily
Strange that, several guys including me, have had much better power and
reliability with the standard plug. I'm imagining that the marriage of new tech
with the iridiums will be much better. Fingers crossed.

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hopefully you get the ecu soon and we can both have our cars fully sorted for spring...
We gotta make that happen at the same meet, mebbe a trip to GY for an East
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Strange that, several guys including me, have had much better power and
reliability with the standard plug. I'm imagining that the marriage of new tech
with the iridiums will be much better. Fingers crossed.


We gotta make that happen at the same meet, mebbe a trip to GY for an East
Coast Pirates gathering

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Steve
Regarding the iridiums, I gather the plug gap is important especially on forced induction applications, worth checking with the ecu guy what he recommends for the gap maybe.

I could possibly make that, depends when its all together and I have the funds to tax, insure and mot it
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