As many regular readers know, I'd had my Megasquirt MS1/Extra Rover V8 started within a couple turns of they crank. The next evening, with the wiring on the idle valve I tried again. Absolutely nothing. It didn't even try to start.
To successfully use a Megasquirt you must use Tuner Studio to calibrate all your sensors. For a Rover V8 4.6L P38 the Coolant Temperature Sensor CTS has detailed calibration information available. Although the default Saab(Bosch) values are a great start.
I've been looking into fitting Rover V8 Twin Throttle Bodies. Rover did it on a limited number SD1 Vitesse's. I wanted to modify a Thor Manifold; for it's looks and height; to twin plenums. I've done some calculations.
There’s been a lot of work getting my Rover V8 Megasquirt engine from ‘looking’ ready to actually ready to start. The headers weren’t bolted on, the battery was from a car I scrapped in the 90’s and my cheap fuel… Read MoreRover V8 ExtraEfi Megasquirt – Will it run? »
My Megasquirt ECU V8 project is getting close to the point of turning the key. I decided to tidy the wiring and EMI shield the ECU.
Putting a Rover V8 and 4wd into a Locost was always going to take a long time. Finishing the wiring and the plumbing seems to have taken forever.
The standard 4.6 Litre Rover V8 has a really long Serpentine belt. It drives a lot of equipment I don't need such as air conditioning and power steering. Mine was fitted with a 7PK2320 belt. That's a 7 ridge flat belt, 2320mm long. With all the ancillaries fitted, the engine simply didn't come close to fitting in the engine bay.
Rover V8 4.6Litre Locost 4x4. I've changed from JEE Rover SD1 to Megasquirt 4.6
Rover V8 headers made from stainless aren’t easy to make DIY. I started them nearly a year ago, but they’re finally finished. My previous attempt at making stainless headers My first attempt used bits of hoover tube. They were a… Read MoreDIY Stainless Rover V8 Headers »