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Old 03-29-2005, 04:17   #1 (permalink)
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Microtech Engine management

hey guys,
Talking to a few mechanics, about an engine managment system for a 6cylinder with a turbo kit/setup..

and they say to me a Microtech LTX 12 as a cheap ems

they told me it would be perfect.. and that i can get one for $970 and get it installed and tuned it for about $250.. so it works out fairly cheap..

My mechanic seems to think it will be easily tuned to run with bigger injectors and also
be able to tune it so it passes emissions..

Anyone know much about these ems's and if they are any good and worth it
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i dont want to fork out 1000 bucks and not have it do the job properly..

i have an Au XR6 and its only a low boost system, like 6 to 7psi
thanks,
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Well $250 for installation might be right but don't expect any real tuning to be doen for that. Most quotes I have had doen say $5-600 for NA tunes and a bit more for forced induction.

The EMS is around $900 for the basic stinger and $1300 for the 8860 from memory with very similar features to the Microtech.
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Re: Microtech Engine management

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hey guys,
Talking to a few mechanics, about an engine managment system for a 6cylinder with a turbo kit/setup..

and they say to me a Microtech LTX 12 as a cheap ems

they told me it would be perfect.. and that i can get one for $970 and get it installed and tuned it for about $250.. so it works out fairly cheap..

My mechanic seems to think it will be easily tuned to run with bigger injectors and also
be able to tune it so it passes emissions..

Anyone know much about these ems's and if they are any good and worth it
??
i dont want to fork out 1000 bucks and not have it do the job properly..

i have an Au XR6 and its only a low boost system, like 6 to 7psi
thanks,

You get exactly what you pay for , spend $250 to get it installed and tuned and thats about what you will get.

Pass emmisons - not a chance in hell , system is very crude in its control , awesome thing on a rotary where you just keep pouring fuel in and htye respond .

Looks like ford and GM dont really need to spend millions on ECU developmet after all .
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Pass emmisons - not a chance in hell , system is very crude in its control , awesome thing on a rotary where you just keep pouring fuel in and htye respond .

Looks like ford and GM dont really need to spend millions on ECU developmet after all .
Yeah exactly, I also can't see anywhere that states it has open/closed loop operation which as far as I am aware is required to pass emissions. Thats why EMS state that they are only for off-road use, haven't checked what microtech say.
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Re: Microtech Engine management

ok then,

Well will the ems 8860 pass emissions or run well with the set up?
anything upto 2k installed would be alright..
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8860 still doesn't have open/closed loop operation so from what I have been told will not pass on later model cars, but I am not 100% sure if that is correct though.
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General Specifications 8860 4424 Stinger
High speed Motorola processor with enhanced timer and 32 Bit maths processing. Calculates engine control parameters over 660 times per second.
YES
YES [Stinger lower]specs..

Flash memory for easy software updates
YES
YES

Quality Standard
ISO 9002
ISO 9002

Warranty on parts and labour
1 year
1 Year

High RF suppression
YES
YES

Low heat generation
YES
YES

Water proof connector with gold plated contacts
YES
NO

Case size
198x175x48
149x175x43

Weight
1.1 Kg
0.85 Kg

Case material durable extruded aluminium
YES
YES

Cylinders
1,2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12,16
1,2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12,16

Engine Types 2 stroke, 4 stroke and Rotary 1 to 4
YES
YES

Lock ECU with password security
YES
YES


Computer Software
Tuning and Setup software
YES
YES

Data logging and analysis software
YES
YES

Built-in Help
YES
YES

Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP
YES
YES

3D real-time programming
YES
YES


Operating Conditions
Temperature range
-40 to 85 Celsius
-40 to 85 Celsius

Operating Voltage
6 – 25 Volts
6 – 25 Volts

Revers Battery Protection
YES
YES


Injection Control Outputs
Drivers peak & hold
8
4

Driver Peak Current
4.4 Amps
Saturation

Driver Hold Current
1 Amp
Saturation

Automatic battery voltage compensation
YES
YES


Injector Control System
Accuracy/Resolution
0.00001 sec
0.00001 sec

Real-time programmable RPM and load sites
YES
YES

Real-time insertion of RPM and load sites
YES
NO

3D tuning table RPM X Load sites (Maximum)
96 X 32
26 X 11

Fuel table RPM/Load sites are independent of Ignition table
YES
NO

Overall trim
YES
YES

Secondary balance injector adjustment
YES
YES

Adjustable engine and air temperature compensation
YES
YES

Adjustable MAP
YES
YES

Acceleration enrichment/decay
YES
YES

Cold start enrichment
YES
YES


Ignition Control Outputs
Number of outputs
4 / 8*
4

Directly connect to most OEM ignition systems
YES
YES

Programmable ignition current (dwell)
YES
YES


Ignition Control System
Accuracy/Resolution
0.2 degrees
0.2 degrees

Real-time programmable RPM and load sites
YES
YES

Real-time insertion of RPM and load sites
YES
NO

3D tuning table RPM X Load sites (Maximum)
96 X 32
26 X 11

Ignition table RPM/Load sites are independent of Fuel table
YES
NO

Overall Trim
YES
YES

Adjustable dwell time
YES
YES


Trigger sensors
Compatible with most OEM trigger systems
YES
YES

Magnetic auto tracking and zero crossing detection
YES
YES

Hall
YES
YES

Optical
YES
YES

Multi-tooth
YES
YES

1 or 2 missing teeth
YES *
YES

Nissan optical
YES
YES


Input sensors
Throttle Position, Manifold pressure, Battery volts, engine & air temp
YES
YES

Extra auxiliary inputs
9
0

Air/Fuel ratio inputs

Number
2
1

Narrow Band
YES *
YES *

Wide Band
YES
YES

Bosch LSM type
YES
YES

A/F Range
10.0 – 16.0
10.0 – 16.0

Resolution
0.1 A/F
0.1 A/F


Data logging
Unlimited logging to laptop computer
YES
YES

User selectable ECU parameters to log
NO
YES

Logging parameter rate
240 / sec approx
70 / sec approx


Special Functions
Traction and launch control
YES *
NO

Anti lag (overrun boost control)
YES
YES

Dual RPM Limit (hard and soft)
YES
YES

Nitrous Oxide control
YES
YES

Air conditioner control
YES
YES

Over run fuel cut
YES
YES

Sensor calibration tables
YES
YES

Programmable sensor calibrations
YES
YES


Output circuits
Number PWM/Digital
4/8
2/2

Stepper motor outputs
4*
0

Output circuit Usages

Variable Valve Timing control
YES
YES

Water injection
YES
YES

Boost control
YES
YES

Idle control
YES
YES

Tacho output
YES
YES

Shift light
YES
YES

Warning alarm
YES
YES

RPM / Load dependant devices
YES
YES

Fuel pump control
YES
YES

Thermatic fan control
YES
YES

Air conditioner control
YES
YES

What ever else you may think of
YES
YES


Notes: * denotes that this feature will be available in future software releases.





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Re: Microtech Engine management

I looked into the EMS 8860.. and spoke to a few guys that have them and according to them they are excellent..
AND you can have them tuned to pass emissions.. but once it pass's you have to get it re tuned so the car will run properly again..
( i could always put an aircompressor into the exhaust hahaha)

As far as i know to get it engineered i need to have an emissions test which is why im so fussed.. unless i can find a dodge engineerer lol.

but ive also herd because im leaving the original engine that came out in the car.. i just need to get it engineered without the emission testing..
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