Engine Management eCtune , Crome , AFC , FMU , Zdyne , Hondata , EMS , TE , Uberdata Anything to control your fuel, spark needs!

Changing ecu

Old 05-27-2003, 02:10 AM
  #1  
3.0 BAR
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,580
Default Changing ecu

I currently have a b16 in a 91 hatch with a PW0 ecu and would like to run ghettodyne or uberteg software, so I can adjust my timing (as of now I am going to use an afc and 450cc injectors). The question is, how hard would it be to swap in an ecu that is supported by one of these programs. thanks kids
fork is offline  
Old 05-28-2003, 08:33 AM
  #2  
3.0 BAR
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 9,089
Default Re:Changing ecu

ok.. well whats with the thanks kids thing?

However u meant that. Sounds like you think we are all kids, and u are asking us what to do?

that shows no respect.
88crxSi is offline  
Old 05-28-2003, 04:14 PM
  #3  
zac
0.5 BAR
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 91
Default Re:Changing ecu

I don't think any insult was implied...but that's just me.

You have to use a PM6 (90-91 CRX/Civic Si) ECU in order to use Ghettodyne (well, you can use a 88-89, but it's a major pain in the *** and requires some considerable modifications). Since the PW0 and PM6 are both OBD0, there's no wiring conversion, they both plug right in to an OBD0 car (yours). The PM6 does not have a mechanism to activate VTEC like the PW0 does, nor does it have two sets of fuel/timing maps (VTEC low/hi cam)...You'll need to wire up a VTEC controller, like an AFC or RPM activated switch to kick off VTEC, and you'll run really lean (especially in VTEC) since the B16 is going to need more fuel than a D16a6. Some major fuel tuning will be required on the dyno once installed. I don't have any experience with Uberteg's software, but this is a rough idea of what to expect if you plan to use ghettodyne. -Z
zac is offline  
Old 05-29-2003, 12:02 AM
  #4  
0.5 BAR
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 114
Default Re:Changing ecu

look into getting a zdyne gold
Vtec Shmave is offline  
Old 05-31-2003, 12:17 PM
  #5  
3.0 BAR
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,580
Default Re:Changing ecu

First I didn't mean any insult by thanks kids because half of the people here are probably older than me Im only 20.
And thanks for the help sirs.
fork is offline  
Old 05-31-2003, 04:10 PM
  #6  
3.0 BAR
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,260
Default Re:Changing ecu

To clarify with running DOHC maps on a PM6 based ECU, you can do it. It's not a problem at all.

There are is one difference in VTec being stock by an ECU, and being run from a controller. That difference is the fact that VTec will not be engaged at low speed. With a controller, whenever you hit that RPM, VTec will be engaged. With this in mind, ALLLLLL you have to do is map low cam maps below your crossover point, and high cam maps above your cross over. Set your cold rev limit just below your cross over point just to make sure that you don't hit VTec while the engine is cold and you're all set. 240cc injectors can run a B16 w/o becoming saturated.

So, to review, PM6 based hardware can run DOHC maps no problem. It's all in how you do it.
TurboEF9 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
racerex
Hybrid/Tech
4
01-13-2004 04:50 PM
rudebwoy
Hybrid/Tech
12
10-14-2003 12:58 PM
TeamMootRacer
General Discussion
2
03-17-2003 08:20 PM
Jon Black
General Discussion
9
01-13-2003 07:17 AM
Purp1eS10
Forced Induction
4
01-05-2003 08:37 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Changing ecu


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.