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well took the plunge and bought megasquirt. its a ms-II with a V3.57 board.

it will run fuel and spark with the help of an edis-4.

hopefully if everything goes smooth then ill make a nice and simple diy so everyone can have a fully programable ecu for under 500$

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Haven't heard of anyone playing with one on the focus yet...Lots of work ahead, keep us updated.

^^^ Will you have to build idle tables and everything with that?
 

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yup everything from scratch its not as hard as you think, i got a good manual and megasquirt does alot of the calcultations and adjustments on its own.
 

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There are maps on Craig's site - http://www.moates.net IIRC and a couple on the MS board.

I can't remember who made them though, but I do recall seeing some. If you can't find it let me know and I'll do some digging.

The files on Craig's site are here - http://www.moates.net/documentation.php?documentation_id=19

But I don't have access to them any longer, not sure why. I think Tom might still though, not sure. I can't find the other ones right now.
 

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This tells me you have very limited knowledge of tuning the Focus there is many many more things that need adjusting then just timing and fuel , for 250.00 more you could of had FULL controle over the Factory ECU with the SCT PRP

What are you going to do about the Factory ECU and its adaptive learning , Idle controle ,Knock sensor ,rev limit , speed limit and much much more

Send it back why you can and get something that will give you proper tuning

Tom
 

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I agree with Tom... there are SOOOOO many things that you WONT be able to control with the squirt.
 

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yup everything from scratch its not as hard as you think, i got a good manual and megasquirt does alot of the calcultations and adjustments on its own.
^^^ I"ve done dyno tuning on cars ( wrx sti's) and its alot of work to generate all the beginning stuff ( idle tables etc.), nightmarish in fact. I thought the squirt was used more by drag guys that really only needed to be concerned with WOT?

I figure using a reflash or a tuner over what Ford already supplies would be better. Why bother building idle and part throttle non-boost tables and all that?
 

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This tells me you have very limited knowledge of tuning the Focus there is many many more things that need adjusting then just timing and fuel , for 250.00 more you could of had FULL controle over the Factory ECU with the SCT PRP

What are you going to do about the Factory ECU and its adaptive learning , Idle controle ,Knock sensor ,rev limit , speed limit and much much more

Send it back why you can and get something that will give you proper tuning

Tom
agreed...

they are a PITA...i used one on my saturn, and it was a bitch. i wanted to scream every day.

get SCT software and send the MS back...
 

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woow you guys just love the damn sct. the megasquirt can do everything and more. rev limit, launch control, iac valves, knock control, electric boost control, nitrous control, launch control the possibilities are endless. the the sct have the capabilities to run a touch screen 7" lcd that displays any sensor reading in the car.

yes its not a plug and play system but that the whole fun of it. working on your car an achieveing something.

just buying a programer and programing is for people with a lower knowledge of automotive performance.

i know a few guys that run megasquirt in daily drivers. and one is in a v6 contour. and they run no worse then when they came stock.

you guys need to step our of your sct comfort zone and expirament and accept new thing.

the way i see it Sct runs the whole focus tunning market, its time for some other options.
 

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I say go for it man. Thanks for posting up your plans.
 

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DIY computer controls sound fun to me also. The Neon guys use these a lot, Neons.org has a thread devoted the Megasquirt. Maybe you could find some useful info there also?
 

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how is this interesting??? yeah he can go and get a xcal and be done with it, but then again anyone can mod their car but what kind of real car experience do they really have---- i have like 80 some odd posts and still know alot about the focus, but the majority of my knowledge is wrench time--- bloody knuckles and all---- i say go for it!!!
 

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thanks for the support guys it. ill keep you updated on everything. might take a while i dont exactly have a huge amount of time right now because of the new job. but ill get her done.

and yes i might not have a ton of post but most of my knowledge come from actually working with several different cars, hondas, acuras, chevy's, fords. ive done my fair share of wrenching and just pluging in a programer and pressing a few buttons just dosent cut it for me.

ive never been one to just take the easy way out and spend a bunch of money. ive always been the Homemade diy kind of guy.
 

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just buying a programer and programing is for people with a lower knowledge of automotive performance.
ive done my fair share of wrenching and just pluging in a programer and pressing a few buttons just dosent cut it for me.

ive never been one to just take the easy way out and spend a bunch of money. ive always been the Homemade diy kind of guy.
just by these three statements it is obvious you do not know what the PRP is all about

next time do some research before you run your mouth on us "lower knowledge" people.

[smackbum]

have a good time with the squirt I for one wont be around to help. [wave]
 
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