a Triumph Spitfire
|Introduction||First Models||Sensors||Engine Management Basics|
|gas tank mods||Fuel supply system||My first ECU||F.I. Links - Sources|
|Special Project Wide Band Oxygen Meter||O2/Tach/Vac/Timing Logger|
|Other peoples Triumph F.I. Installations/Projects|
|Special Project Megasquirt - The Quintessential D-I-Y Fuel Injection ECU|
|Building a Custom GT6 Manifold||Whitey's F.I'ed Spit6 Project|
|Building an MGB manifold||Experimental twin bodies on a GT6|
|Building a twin TB MGB manifold||The other half of the story|
The ECU And why I chose it
Well I'm in the middle of buying a house and money is tight, but... who me? resist a bargain? As usual, EBay comes to the rescue. I managed to pick up a Wolf 3D Programmable controller for a rather decent price compared to retail. REAL decent :-)
First let's get the 'whys' out of the way. I to bid on it only after deciding whether it would fit my needs. For a number of reasons it does, and then some. There are pros and cons to all the variations, but the Wolf unit's features more than encompass my needs for the $$ spent.
* I like the idea of not having to use a computer to program. Although I do see the benifits of '3d maps' and etc. I've run at least 10 different ECU's computer based software. Only two or three are worth it, and only available with some of the priciest systems. The Wolf 3D stand alone controller let's you program the Wolf unit in real time while driving.
* It has a PIN number than can be programmed as an anti-theft / anti-start device lock out system.
* Memory cartridges can be installed with different 'maps' configured. This lets you set up a map for say a long trip (high mpg economy) and another for stoplight drag racing. (Max power) Swap cartridges, and swap performance!
* The hand held programmer makes it easy to adjust parameters quickly, due to its in built, real-time data logging features.
The unit I picked up is version 3. A newer version, 4.0 is now available that allows for computer programming of the cartridges off-line, as well as 'controller' programming.
The Wolf unit while having fewer mapable points in the ignition and fueling maps, does allow for more flexibility in programming by allowing you to adjust 'bands' of performance, and control many other parameters and ancillary systems associated with a fuel injected vehicle.
For the really curious, or techie types out there, here's a copy of the Wolf 3D Users Manual (Acrobat pdf format 3.6 meg file)
Introduction First Models Sensors Engine Management Basics Requirements Sub-systems Tuning Sizing Injectors gas tank mods Fuel supply system My first ECU F.I. Links - Sources Special Project Wide Band Oxygen Meter O2/Tach/Vac/Timing Logger Other peoples Triumph F.I. Installations/Projects Special Project Megasquirt - The Quintessential D-I-Y Fuel Injection ECU Building a Custom GT6 Manifold Whitey's F.I'ed Spit6 Project Building an MGB manifold Experimental twin bodies on a GT6 Building a twin TB MGB manifold The other half of the story
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