Category Archives: Trueno

No Dice

So as some of you may or may not know Ive been trying to get this p.o.s ECU tuned for my AE86.
Timmy and i have been doing a night course at Tafe which teaches you how to dyno tune cars, so last week i finally had a chance to drag the Trueno out of the shed and get it down there for someone with a good idea of what theyre doing have a look at it.

Patiently waiting in the service area for it turn on the dyno.
Tragically the car has sitting so long i had to run crappy offset MA61 rims on the rear as the regular Volks had gone flat.

The Guru himself on the left (Jamie) giving ,e the low down on what i need to do.
Initially it was thought that we thought that the cam timing was off.
Turns out the Crank Trigger BTDC is incorrect, once we sort that it should be apples!

So Close it Hurts

Im tired and worn out and its because of this, for the past two weeks ive had no more than 5 hours sleep a night trying to get this motor started.
A friend of Timmy D’s Mason has come on board to help out and we couldn’t of got this far without him.

In short the car has been completely re-wired, had new sensors installed, had the timing gear reset, CAS reset, throttle Bleed valves Re-set.
It was all wrong, that’s the danger in buying someone else abandoned project.

 We have had problems communicating with the ecu, problems with the computer hardware and  killed two batteries.
It for the most part hasn’t been fun at all.

However, that chapter in the build is largely closed as i type this we are setting up the final base tune to get the old girl going again.
Here at Ghetto Garage we don’t quit we keep fighting to Party On another day 🙂



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