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  1. If you can give me some details of your doner, reg will be helpful, but year etc would help I will have a look at the manuals i have. If I can find the ECU pin out and wiring I may be able to see which way it switches
  2. no, defiantly not. consider pin three as the ECU's way of switching everything, related to itself, ON. Switch on the ignition and pin 1 goes live, this feeds everything NOT associated with the ECU system, that needs a live feed, Alternator field terminal for example, and ECU power. On getting a live feed, the Emerald ECU switches pin 3 to ground. I have no idea which way around your Mazda ECU switches it, normally ECU's use ground switching, but I do know that one of the ECU's on the MX5, live switched the coil packs, you have to mess with the Emerald settings to get these to work, so it's possible it could live switch other things as well. One of the reasons an aftermarket ECU, Emerald is one of many, is preferred over the original. With Pin 3 to ground, ignition on, Pin 2 goes live, feed from the ECU relay, see fuse board diagram. Pin 2 is the power for the ECU stuff such as Lambda and Coil packs. Check your donas wiring diagrams, as I say some coil packs are live switched, cant remember which age range of MX5. I hope this makes sense. Regards Simon fuse board.pdf
  3. This is from memory, and that is fading due to age. Please note that the main loom was designed to be used with an engine/ECU sub loom, and Emerald ECU. As you mention the MX5 ECU I assume you are using that, and making your own engine loom. I do not know if the MX5 ECU switches the same way, you will have to investigate. Loom plug Pin 1, ignition switch live, 12V+ when ignition is turned on. Pin 2, is 12V + from the main ignition relay pin 87, but only when Pin 3 is grounded Pin 3, the ECU grounds this pin, which switches on the main relay pin 86 So, switch on ignition and Pin 1 gives 12V +, this wakes the ECU, which grounds pin three, which in turn, switches on the main fuse board relay, which makes pin 2 go 12V + for engine components. I hope that makes sense. You can easily check with a test light, and a bit of wire to ground Pin 3, you can also check Pins 4 cooling fans and 5 fuel pump/pumps relay by grounding them. Note when pin 4 is to ground Pin 12 goes 12v+ to feed the high pressure fuel pump
  4. You will need to discover where the play is. The gearshift lever pivot (rose joint type ball) should be fine, but it screws into the end of the shaft coming back from the box mounts, they have come loose. The fork joint at the bottom of the gearshift, where it attaches to the operating rod can open up if the bolt has been left to loose. The coupling at the end of the opp rod where it attaches to the gear box shaft has also developed play in the past. From memory it's a Ford coupling, but the pins can wear, although if there is movement in the coupling check the hole through the Opp rod for going oval.
  5. Sorry lost track of this one. With Blue, all the gauges need a + and a -, indicators need the same but only at the rely, usually behind the dash. Common denominator is the dash + and -, usual one point on the loom to dash
  6. interesting diagram on the blog, still can't make head nor tail of it
  7. do you want the emissions map? but be warned, it is still a fiddle. MOT does not test the same way as IVA, so you will still need your lap top
  8. Main loom and some of the adaptor plug in looms, were designed and built by a guy called Brenden. Things change, so it is possible they don't use it now, but both the Mk1 and Mk2 looms had the start button provision. Could be the person you spoke to was not conversant with earlier loom.
  9. you will have, the Ford system does not work without it
  10. Quick look at IanS diagram, can't think of another way off hand, From memory you have a GBS plug and play on a Ford donor I have put in the connections I believe will work with that setup, alternator light is taken care of in loom, bridge into dash plug don't cut If you are using the savage switches you can make the switch illumination work as the alternator light, or with the alternator light, just need to add a links to the back of the switch. can add those if you wish I should add this is not tested but I think the worse that can happen is that fuse 1 blows
  11. In my experience people just over think it. There is no need to know how it works, just how to test why it dose not. Martin has a problem, what does he check first? The clue is actually in the problem. "gauges and indicators not working" Any one?
  12. Test paramours are set by the vehicle registration details. Age related is the age of the engine at IVA, if not known, it would be set at the standards of the time. Zetec engine for IVA will be Tick-over CO < 0.30 HC < 200 2500 – 3000 RPM CO < 0.20 HC < 200 Lambda 0.997 – 1.030 For MOT it will be the same settings, but the test procedure, in the MOT emission tester software starts the test countdown at anything above 2500, it does not have the upper rpm, see previous for problem with that. IanS is correct ECU temp should be reading similar to water temp or it will over fuel. As mentioned before, my stuff may be out of date, but the original Zetec plenum map switched off fuel enrichment at 70 deg C, But there is air temp enrichment, so you will need to check that as well anything above 20 deg C is OK. I assume you are using the Ford throttle body? which is often the culprit for it being that far out using the map details attached, the throttle butterfly is not flat so air flow through it is not progressive, and not helped by having to fit a throttle idle screw. Have you matched the map to the throttle ?
  13. The early GBS exhaust had the CAT in front of the silencer, looked like a snake that had swallowed a rabbit. Latter exhaust had the CAT in the front of the tube, bracket also changed around the same time from bobbin to the hook type, but there are a number of versions The GBS IVA map is a base, starting point, it is close, but only if the throttle and start of the map are matched, a simple procedure, but I found rarely done. Matched correctly the IVA map I used would generally fall in at idle, and will get very close at the fast run, however IVA emission is tested between 2500 and 3000 rpm. The map starts to go lean at 2500 rpm, getting leaner toward 3000 rpm, you can change the mixture by careful adjustment of the throttle position whilst the test is carried out, but at 3000 it goes full rich again. MOT just says rev above 2500 rpm, and I always had troubles with MOT, unless allowed to control the throttle. It's a fiddle as there is a delay between throttle and reaction on the tester. Wide band lambda is the best way, but again in the map I know, will need switching on, and calibrating in software, the map then needs the target set. It will have no effect on tick over, as someone said above, none will work there, again it's a case of matching map to throttles, which should make it fall in, after that, manually tweaking as required. Fast idle will be controlled by Lambda. But it will only be good for the test, as from memory, and it is failing due to age, auxiliary fuelling is not mapped in the IVA map. My info may be a little out of date now, but the IVA maps I know, and still have somewhere, were built for the three throttle bodies/induction systems that GBS were doing at the time, Jenvey, AT and Plenum. I do not know if maps were done for other options. Best maps are those built specific for a vehicles setup, on a good rolling road, by someone who knows the ECU, and with Emerald I would get one for Emissions and one for Power, and have a map switch. IVA and power maps I know are dated 26th July 2011, you can check with the software, but I am sure there are other versions out there, so approach above with care, but always match map to throttle unless it's built for your car.
  14. what bit do you need the screws for?
  15. We need more info Which lambda, narrow or wide band?
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