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Old 06-14-08, 05:57 PM
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Question what microtech to buy?

should i get the lt10? running all motor on 1990. can i still use stock coil packs? and who sells them for the best price? thanks john?
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Old 06-14-08, 05:58 PM
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this will be my first standalone unit.
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Old 06-15-08, 05:43 AM
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lt10s will do the job fine i have pmed you.
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Old 06-15-08, 09:58 AM
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I suggest you consider something else like an entry level Haltech, or even the Megasquirt if you are electronically inclined. The reason being that the Microtech doesn't support things that all standalones should have like save to disk, closed loop operation, and 3D timing tables. Compared to the ECUs I mentioned, the resolution of the Microtech in an NA application is very poor. Until Microtech releases their software updates (that they have been promising for the past 5 years) it's best to get an ECU with software designed in this century.

Don't get me wrong, the Microtech is a great unit. But with the limitations I mentioned above there are far better choices for the money.
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The microtech is a solid unit. it has its flaws but its a very reliable unit.

I install alot of different ecus, i have alot of problems with megasquirt and haltech. It never seems to end with them.
the microtech is very simple. install it correctly and you will guranteed have years of reliability to come.
The haltechs are more sensitive to bad installs and suffer alot from rfi but obviously this can be fixed in a good install. the plug and play units are great but also suffer from wiring looms being 20 years old. and people end up hard wiring it in the end.
The megasquirt is still very new. has alot of bugs. good for the diy person, not someone who is looking for an install, tune, and drive.

this is just my opinion, i dont mean to offend anybody by it.
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Old 06-16-08, 10:06 AM
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I agree. The Microtech has been by far the most reliable ECU I have used. No trigger issues, straightforward to install and all cars but one have started on the first try using the included base map. Its a well designed ECU hardware wise and very solid.

However the lack of the features I mentioned above make the ECU far less suitable for a daily driven car. Sure, you can get pretty close to "closed loop" with the cruise map, but that disappears when you switch to matrix mode. And resolution ever 5" and 2 PSI on the matrix table is not nearly enough to get a car running cleanly and consistently down low with the smoothness and fuel economy I have come to expect from other ECUs.

Not being able to save maps to disc is unforgivable. I could live with the other limitations if saving to disc was possible.

The timing tables are poor compared to almost anything else. Again, it's hard to get decent timing adjustment in one area without effecting another area because of the "distributor" paradigm used.

A few more options like being able to switch the O2 input to a 0-5V for a wideband would be nice, being able to use the aux out for PWM without sending the unit to Oz, etc.

The Microtech was an awesome promise, and if the company would actually make good on the things they have been saying are "a few months away" for the last 5 years I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for every installation.

But lately as a daily driver I've been starting to reconsider for the reasons mentioned above. Still, it is very hard to beat the simplicity and reliability of the unit. Where others screwed up (mainly VR conditioners) Microtech has done a very good job. Just not having to worry about noise is enough to keep me running my LT8s with the hope that one day we will get new software.
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the new software will eventually come. its just a matter of when.

i daily drive my 12a turbo rx7 and have done so for 4 years now. the computer has never ever ever let me down. and my car is smooth as silk. the computer is only a first generation mt8 too.

im just gona be patient and hold out till microtech get their *** together.
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