Help needed getting Trigger’s Broom started


#1

Right so I have put the vvt into the mk1. I have wired the cas live and neutrals to the cam and crank sensor along with the signal wires respectively. TPS and idle control have been wired up and I am using mk2 fuel injection rail that was on the car!
I have wired the vvt coils from the mk1 coils. I have checked for continuity and everything seems ok but it has no spark and won’t fire.
Am I right in thinking that the mk2.5 vvt will run of a mk1 ecu or will I need to swap the ecu for a stand alone one???


#2

Always go standalone :wink: but yeah is this your first vvt block in triggers broom?? If so I believe the whole loom needs changing and the ecu (worth googling sure I’ve seen nutz posts about what “package” you need to swap a non-vvt car to a vvt car


#3

https://www.miataturbo.net/engine-performance-56/definitive-vvt-swap-into-90-97-chassis-megathread-80469/


#4

It was that thread that I got lost in and thought it could be done with the standard ecu!!! I am now purchasing an ME221 which should sort it :smiley::smiley::smiley:


#5

ME221 purchased!!


#6

Good man


#7

Just need help setting it all up when it arrives


#8

This is where my car gets its name from ( for those that don’t know here’s a little video https://youtu.be/LAh8HryVaeY


#9

Got it running just needs a good set up and some tuition on me 221 software


#10

@Lokki @TrikeLife94 @Frankenfive have had me221 I think, they may be able to help :slight_smile: all my experience is ms3 and then only to the point of getting base map on


#11

I’m happy to help pal


#12

What’s best to do bring it over to you or visa versa??


#13

I’m also looking to get an afr but unsure which to get


#14

Aem brahhh, have you downloaded a basemap from ME themselves


#15

If you get the broom here I’m happy to set up everything you need buddy


#16

Used their Oem base map for VVT runs okay but takes a few cranks to fire and doesn’t settle well on idle ( cuts out if you don’t catch the revs right) but pulls okay and revs freely.


#17

Yeah sounds about right will need some fettling on timing and ignition tables probably :slight_smile: need to make sure your timing on the engine is synced with the timing on the ecu or it’ll throw everything out by however many degrees out they are :slight_smile:


#18

I take it to get it synced you put a timing gun on the engine then alter the ecu to suit?


#19

Exactly that matey time it up with the gun and then change the ecu figure


#20

Next question what should a vvt be timed to on standard idle. (Vvt not as yet connected but will be)