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  1. mad_pete

    New steering wheel

    Current one is looking for something smallish leather black with Land Rover badge on the middle. This sort of area https://goo.gl/images/WSq73e
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    New steering wheel

    Thinking of getting a new steering wheel, any suggestions ? Got a basic Mountney looking for something a bit nicer to hold.
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    How to earth MS like a pro?

    Thanks. The serial cable runs only the cab so should be pretty clean I think.
  4. Currently I think my MS earths to the bulkhead in the engine bay. But I think the real pro way to go is earth to engine or battery and bring the os sensor to the same place. I think my pi may need earthing there too as it’s resetting ms when connected to the serial. i have a marine fuse box with a chunky earth to the battery could go there or should I go out to one of the engine studs to get close to the sensors. It all works fine (apart from pi resets) so as long as it’s good earths does it matter too much or am I at risk from sensor inaccuracies ?
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    Where would I have put ignition live to ms ?

    Just to say the ignition live feed connection of many wire parts and the relays are my doing Fridge didn’t put it in like that. 🙂
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    Where would I have put ignition live to ms ?

    Apprantly the answer to what I upset is this. found a white connector in the defender loom and plugged it in. Think it is the one hiding in back of shot and probably not the one it connected to before. The lead from the relay is pretty shocking (even by what I can live with) with patches and links for what should be a straight run. starts brown, ends up red with some grey on the middle .... I think for the switch to ms3 I will get a loom made up. Started better after being sat for 10 months than it normally does. Must have enjoyed the rest. 🙂 .
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    Where would I have put ignition live to ms ?

    I tidied up behind the dash and put some new heater cables in and pulled some unused fan and spotlight wiring. Trying to think what I could have disturbed to upset megasquirt. I’ll start pulling relays and checking voltages I guess.
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    Where would I have put ignition live to ms ?

    The ecu needs to be on while cranking to be firing injectors. Originally the Range Rover ecu was only ignition live and it would crank a lot and then start as you came of the key and powered the ecu just enough while the engine was still turning. I think I have some connection in the engine bay that was used to link the two looks. Lots of white wires behind the dash maybe I should wire a better one.
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    Ms1 to ms3 upgrade

    I’m working through the screens and getting familiar with the settings and I’ve exported my ms1 fuel and spark maps. I’ll start posting the screens and share my reasoning on the settings. I want to support edis and standard fuelling get it working and then swap those parts out.
  10. Tidied up the wiring behind my dash as part of a interior strip down now it’s back together I’ve tidied too much it seems. The ignition lights come on and it cranks but ms and fuel pump relays don’t come on so I think I’ve disturbed ignition live feed to ms. Where is that normally taken from (particulaly asking Fridge as he wired mine about 10 years ago 🙂 )? if I can’t find it I might just run another wire as the loom needs tidying anyway. Obviously the trick is to get something that is cranking live.
  11. The tube should give me a head start on the wrap around bar approach with the same idea for the clamp part.
  12. Okay so looked at a new actuator because it would work more easily with the joy stick. thats plan b then I decided 76mm od tube with 3 mm with is 70 mm id (I hope). turns out it is close enough. but to use my original actuator with my joystick I need some less simple wiring so : And that works so next is to cut the tube so I can clamp the bottom and a top bit that the actuator will move. I was planning to use full length of tube but clamp should make it more flexible.
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    Smith’s gauge refurb

    Grabbed one and it doesn’t fit unfortunately. It’s not deep enough.
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    Going auto.... shifter location? ???...

    I got the Ashcroft mounter and cut the front off the cubby box for it to fit. I might do something neater later but my winch control comes up through the center panel. I got the proper gearbox level rubber cover since this photo as well and fed some leds in to light up the shifter.
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    Ms1 to ms3 upgrade

    Ok game on. Map transfer begins.

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