Mazda Eunos MegaSquirt Remap

MegaSquirt Install and Remap on a Mazda Eunos

 

Mazda Eunos

Eunos was a marque of the Japanese car manufacturer Mazda, it was marketed as its upscale, fun to drive line in its home market. The brand existed from 1989 to 1996. The name was derived for the ancient Greek “eu” meaning “good” and “nos”, an abbreviation of “numbers” in English, meant to signify a number, or assortment, of good things. The Marque was launched in Japan with the Eunos 500 in January, 1992 and many of the vehicles created were exported to other markets.

The Mazda MX-5, released as the Mazda MX-5 Miata in North America and as the Eunos Roadster in Japan, is a lightweight two-seater roadster with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. Manufactured by Mazda in Hiroshima, Japan, the model debuted in 1989 at the Chicago Motor Show. The MX-5 was conceived as a small roadster – with light weight and minimal mechanical complexity limited only by legal and safety requirements, while being technologically modern and reliable. The MX-5 is conceptually an evolution of small sports roadsters of the 1960s, such as the Triumph Spitfire, Datsun 2000, Alfa Romeo Spider, and particularly the Lotus Elan.

MAZDA MX5 EUNOS, MEGASQUIRT, ECU REMAP, ADE TUNING

MegaSquirt

MegaSquirt is general purpose aftermarket electronic fuel injection (EFI) controller designed to be used with a wide range of spark-ignition internal combustion engines (not diesel engines). MegaSquirt was designed by Bruce Bowling and Al Grippo in 2001. The assembled controller takes input from several sensors in order to manage the fuel injectors, including a throttle position sensor, exhaust gas oxygen sensor, MAP sensor, tach signal, intake air temperature sensor, and a coolant temperature sensor. MegaSquirt is an affordable, standalone, mapable Engine Management System that can control the Fuel and Ignition on virtually any liquid fuelled spark-ignition engine, naturally aspirated or boosted.

As the car was already running when it arrived we ran it on the rolling road to check the power and the fuelling.

MAZDA MX5 PIGGY BACK ECU

As you can see in the rolling road graph the car was producing 144bhp but the fuelling (the bottom graph) is all over the place.

The Eunos arrived running using a piggy back ecu but the proud owner wanted to change over to MegaSquirt, so the task of wiring in the ecu began. After the wiring loom had been fitted to the correct sensors etc. it was time to custom map the Eunos on the rolling road.

megasquirt ecu remap, ade tuning

After several hours on the rolling road it was time to test the car on the road with the customer. The owner noticed the difference in throttle response immediately and then the power kicked in.

mazda mx5 turbo, mega squirt, ade tuning

See if you can spot this Mazda Eunos in this short YouTube clip

Nissan GTR Remap

Nissan GT-R Black Edition Remap

 

Nissan GT-R remap at ADE Tuning.

In the workshop for a remap a Nissan GT-R Black Edition. The Nissan GT-R is four wheel drive with a twin-turbo 6 cylinder engine and has the signature four round tail lights. The Premium Nissan GT-R has a body-colored rear spoiler whereas the Black Edition has a dry carbon-fiber rear spoiler. Both the Premium and Black Edition GT-R are fitted with high intensity discharge (HID) headlights, automatic on/off headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and brake lights, dual heated body-color power outside mirrors, power folding outside mirrors, flush-mounted aluminum door handles, four 5″ exhaust outlets with polished tips and UV-reducing solar glass.

 

As a standard car this beast pulls 479bhp. More than enough power?

NOOOOOOOOO! We hear you cry. We want a GT-R Remap

 

Nissan GT-R Remap, ADE Tuning, GTR

Nissan GT-R Remap, ADE Tuning, GTR

Nissan GT-R Remap, ADE Tuning, GTR
The Premium Nissan GT-R has a body-coloured rear spoiler whereas the Black Edition has a dry carbon-fibre rear spoiler.

Nissan GT-R Remap, ADE Tuning, GTR

Nissan GT-R Remap, ADE Tuning, GTR

Nissan GT-R Remap, ADE Tuning, GTR

With a decat, gearbox remap and ecu remap…

Nissan GT-R Remap, ADE Tuning, GTR

Nissan GT-R Remap, ADE Tuning, GTR

Nissan GT-R Remap, ADE Tuning, GTR

We managed to produce a fantastic 594bhp with 527lb/ft torque – a real licence loser!

ade tuning, nissan gtr remap, gtr

nissan gtr REMAP, ADE TUNINGAre you interested in getting your Nissan GT-R remapped? Get in contact with us and let’s see what we can do for you…

Autosports International 2016

Gallery

ADE Tuning does Autosports International 2016

Covering over 1 million ft², Autosports International is the World’s Greatest four wheel indoor extravaganza! Featuring every level of Motor Racing – from Karting up to Formula 1- and with exhibitors ranging from specialist race suppliers to major manufacturers showcasing their road and race cars; the show truly brings together the world of motorsport under one roof.

Now celebrating it’s 25th year running, this annual pre-season event will be held again at the NEC, Birmingham England from the 14-17 January 2016. The show uniquely caters for industry professionals and motorsport fans alike, incorporating two Trade-only days (14-15th) to allows visitors and exhibitors to meet in a business to business environment and two busy and more relaxed Public days (16 & 17th) dedicated to motorsport enthusiasts.

After last years visit I had more of an idea of what I was going to see and which companies would be attending. It’s a fantastic show that allows you to pick the brains of some very clever people who are extremely passionate about the products they are selling. Although I recognised at lot of the products and the people who deal with them there are always new products on display. We caught up with Milltek Sports and had a in-depth look at the exhaust systems on display that had been cut in half so you can see what is inside the back boxes etc. I had a nosey round the K & N filters stand. but I have to admit that one of my highlights of the day was meeting and chatting to Suzie Wollf. A real inspiration to all us girls out there.

Have a browse through our pics and see if you can name all the makes of cars 🙂

Mustang Rolling Road Session

Mustang Sally

ford mustang, ade tuning
The Beginning…

The Ford Mustang was brought out five months before the normal start of the 1965 production year. The early production versions are often referred to as “1964½ models” but advertised, VIN coded and titled by Ford as 1965 models, though minor design updates for autumn 1965 contribute to tracking 1964½ production data separately from 1965 data with production beginning in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964; the new car was introduced to the public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair.
Mustangs grew larger and heavier with each model year until, in response to the 1971–1973 models, Ford returned the car to its original size and concept for 1974. It has since seen several platform generations and designs. Although some other pony cars have seen a revival, the Mustang is the only original pony car to remain in uninterrupted production over five decades of development and revision.

Today…

The sixth generation Mustang was unveiled on December 5, 2013, in Dearborn, Michigan, New York, Los Angeles, California; Barcelona, Spain, Shanghai, China; and Sydney, Australia. Changes include widened body by 1.5 inches, 1.4 inches lower body, trapezium shaped grille, and a 2.75-inch lower boot, as well as new colours. There was a choice of three engine options: 2.3 L EcoBoost 310 bhp four-cylinder, 3.7 L 300 bhp V6, or 5.0 L Coyote 435 bhp V8, with either a Getrag six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The 2015 Mustang became the first version that was factory designed as a right hand drive export model to be sold overseas through Ford new car dealerships in right hand drive markets.

Rolling Road Session

Having not even driven a 1000 miles our customer had booked the Mustang in for a rolling road session on our 1200bhp Dynocom 2wd rolling road. We knew that he had arrived when we heard the growl of the 5 litre V8 engine coming from the car park. It sounded amazing 🙂

FORD MUSTAND, DYNO, ADE TUNING, ROLLING ROAD

Knowing that Ford detune the Mustang for import into the UK he wanted to know how many horses were under the bonnet. We carefully strapped down the bright red beast to the dyno, set up the cooling fan and switched on the rolling road computer.

FORD MUSTAND, DYNO, ADE TUNING, ROLLING ROAD

The sound the car made on the rolling road was immense and you could hear the car roaring from outside the workshop 😀 . As with all our rolling road sessions we run the car several times to make sure we get a true reading and this certainly wasn’t a problem as the engine roaring was sweet music to our ears leaving big smiles on everyone’s faces.

The Rolling Road Results…

FORD MUSTANG, ROLLING ROAD, DYNO, ADE TUNING

Interesting Fact Time…

The song Mustang Sally, recorded by Wilson Pickett in 1966, is about a man who buys a Mustang for his ungrateful girlfriend. It has been described by one cultural historian as “Free advertising for the Ford Motor Company!”    Who can make a song about us?????

OLD SCHOOL CLASSIC – VW CORRADO G60

VW Corrado G60

 

VW CORRADO, ADE TUNING, JETEX

The initial concept of the Corrado was derived from the Mk2 Scirocco and was to be badged as such (Mk3 Scirocco) but in 1984 it was decided the Mk2 Scirocco would continue, and it did so for three years after the Corrado as we know it was first manufactured.

Volkswagen Corrado G60 Karmann History

Manufacture of the Corrado G60 began at the Karmann Factory and Volkswagen was aiming to rival the likes of the Porsche 944, so from the off, the build quality that Karmann Coachworks offered was a good start. The main opening body panels were Zinc plated, and the shell was partly Galvanised. This along with being heavily wax oiled (A patented process), means that the Corrado G60 is still with us today.

The 0-60 time of the Corrado G60 was a sore point for many, the reason being that an extra gear change is required as the gearing does not allow for 60mph in second gear. The 0-60 time would have been much more respectable otherwise. One of the features of the Corrado is the active rear spoiler which raises at 45mph and lowers at 15mph automatically, it can also be operated via a button on the dashboard. Volkswagen claim that the spoiler adds down force for increased stability at speed.

G-Lader Supercharger

The G-Lader Supercharger (Lader German for loader) was patented by a French Engineer called Léon Creux, 3rd October 1905. Originally it was developed as a rotary steam engine pump but the design required extremely high manufacturing accuracy which could not be reliably achieved at the time, so the project was halted.

Two fixed spiral chamber housing halves compress air between a shaft driven eccentric Magnesium displacer, giving a ‘G’ shape and hence G-Supercharger or G-Lader. Self lubricating apex strips are used in contact with the displacer which create a seal, helping to produce an efficient compression of air. The G60 Supercharger used on the Corrado (PG Code Engine) has a displacer depth of just under 60mm, hence ‘G60’. A timing belt is used on the crank driven displacer to ensure that there is correct clearance.

The G60 Supercharger was never given a maintenance schedule by VW, but there are internal bearings (Including oil fed from the cylinder head) which do wear with time. Most G-Laders have been rebuilt at some stage with new bearings, seals and apex strips as they have been known to explode, especially with the use of smaller pulley’s.

Now the VW Corrado G60 we had in the workshop had previously booked in for a rolling road session as the owner felt that it wasn’t running very to good and could smell fuel inside the car. The car was strapped down to the rolling road and was run. Immediately we could see that the car was not fuelling correctly and that the exhaust was blowing badly. The car was booked in for a few weeks whilst we investigated the fuelling issue and ordered a shiny new Jetex exhaust system.

VW CORRADO, ADE TUNING, JETEX

The Jetex exhaust arrived and the car was put on the ramp for the fitting. Unfortunately the previous owner had made some modifications to the exhaust system and a new catalytic converter had to be ordered and fitted. This made a huge difference to the awful smell of petrol in the car. So now it was time to crack on with investigating the poor running. Unlike newer cars we are not able to plug the diagnostic machine into the Corrado to get a more accurate answer to why the fuelling is out so we had to go back to basics and start double checking everything. Some of the sensors had been replaced but with the car being 24 years old parts aren’t always just sat on the shelf and where second hand so these needed to be tested too! After many hours of checking over wire connections, timing and sensors we hit the jackpot and the car ran like it did back in the 90’s.