Is a Standalone ECU Worth It?

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This week on Money Pit, we’re doing brain surgery! That’s right, we’re replacing the factory ECU with a Megasquirt Standalone ECU so we can take complete control over the engine and the way it runs. Then we’ll take it to our friends at EF1 Tuning to develop a tune - can we make any more power with our new brain?
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Donut Media Hace un mes
Just noticed I was saying things like 'big voltage' and 'little voltage' when talking about the relay 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️that's not a thing! Voltage is constant! I should've said current. Anyway just wanted to call myself out on that, hope everyone enjoys the video and has a totally tubular Wednesday! - Zach
Erik Kovacs
Erik Kovacs Hace un hora
If you're talking about a relay it should be zero current not low current.
josh nichols
josh nichols Hace 11 días
@Mizera Adventures for the most part, in automotive electrical systems the voltage is between 12-15v. . Same for automotive relays. The coil only take a small amout of amperage to energize but needs to see around 12v. Some sensors use 0-5v or 0-7v but most that's for scaling and not power.
josh nichols
josh nichols Hace 11 días
It's all good, seems like you were just trying to make things simple. Just please stop soldering wires to wires. Soldering should only be use on wires to hard contact points.
Joe Maddox
Joe Maddox Hace 16 días I have found and saved the rarest Mazda FC RX7 ever made! Now this car is rare. Really rare! Let me break this down really quick... Ever heard of the rare 100 GTUs rx7s? Only 40 have ever been claimed and only 7 are confirmed at the time of this posting! Here are the rarest rx7 FC3S models: 1500 10AE Turbo models 1400 infini 1000 winning limited 150 final edition convertible 100 GTUs... out of that 100: 83 red on black 10 black on black 7 white on blue There was only 100 GTUs models created between 1989 and 1991. If you own one of these rare models sign your car up to the registry list here on any of the rotary forums!
Pieter Jordaan
Pieter Jordaan Hace 21 un día
best description on this topic I've seen so far really really good
Ultimate XLR-8
Ultimate XLR-8 Hace 8 horas
I can’t stress enough how donut made an incredible decision hiring this guy
retrogaming Hace 9 horas
why wouldnt it pass smog/emissions? (ik im using them interchangably)
Artie Shell
Artie Shell Hace 11 horas
They should give approximate current updated value of the Miata after each mod.
Eric Scaillet
Eric Scaillet Hace 14 horas
Stand alone lets you 'tune' up the wsy you want before manufacturer and legislators took control of that and decided what was best for you,simple.
Tanner Smith
Tanner Smith Hace 19 horas
Lmao that sponsor was a bit of a stretch
Mike Schanel
Mike Schanel Hace 3 días
What was the power gain from stock to the stand alone. I am thinking of doing a piggyback AEM F/IC6 with boomslang harness.
Manuel Bou
Manuel Bou Hace 3 días
Discuss: Having a vacuum line going to the ecu for that distance delays read out accuracy. I believe the map sensor should be on the manifold and wired to the ecu rather than the setup in the video.
No Luuck
No Luuck Hace 3 días
Big turbo the miata
Bailey Jones
Bailey Jones Hace 3 días
Zach is like Bill Nye with cars 😂
Hmk 421
Hmk 421 Hace 4 días
I still have my super van city, just gave it to my son. It's his favorite toy
Turbo240z Hace 4 días
just saying....arent switchblades illegal? lmfao great content!
Torque Racing Production
Torque Racing Production Hace 5 días
Paul Walker would be proud of that hair bro! Love this series, feels like the path we all take on our rides, taking it one mod at a time. Keep up the good work!
supersayianjim Hace 5 días
great video, horrendous numbers
Alien003 Hydrogen nitrogen
Alien003 Hydrogen nitrogen Hace 6 días
Sounds like it’s going to eat granules .. check the oil bro than check it again
Giovanni Barbagallo
Giovanni Barbagallo Hace 6 días
Wtf was that sponsor
Christopher Sikora
Christopher Sikora Hace 6 días
Hey Zack i know your a very busy guy but i have a question for you and i cant find an option to send you a private message if by the grace of God you see this please respond to me so you can tell me where to send my question, i understand if you dont see this knowing you get probably 100s of questions a day anyway appreciate you either way thnx
Michael Mc
Michael Mc Hace 7 días
Thanks my guy, was having a day and this video made it better lol Keep crushing it 🤙
Meow Milev
Meow Milev Hace 7 días
What with all the hassle? My chinese car did 140 on the dyno stock easily!
Jordan Weimer
Jordan Weimer Hace 7 días
Jordan Weimer
Jordan Weimer Hace 7 días
Julian Alcanzaren
Julian Alcanzaren Hace 7 días
sssmssssssss supra
Richard Kraneyum
Richard Kraneyum Hace 7 días
Ignition wire has 12v with key on and 12v during cranking. Accessory wire is 12v with key on and 0v during cranking
J. A Morse
J. A Morse Hace 10 días
6:27 that's a laughable statement. Enjoy your 150hp miata with a turbo and I'll enjoy the exhaust tones of a twin turbo 5.3 ls making 500hp. There is absolutely no replacement for displacement.
josh nichols
josh nichols Hace 11 días
Sorry but your base fueling calculations need to be accurate or your ve table is going to be shit and harder to tune. Using afr targeting without manually tuning the be table first is also going to end up with a shit ve table. Do not run cl afr targeting before having your ve table close. Do not assume your base file fuel calculations are correct. Do not assume the auto tune and cell smoothing is accurate. You need to datalog, check and correct, and repeat to make a spot on ve table. THEN start using close loop corrections.
Andre Tiggelaar
Andre Tiggelaar Hace 11 días
Remove the mask 😔
Kelle Guerrero
Kelle Guerrero Hace 11 días
When I think of car videos or TV this is what I think of. Teach me what my absent father wanted to but never could. Thank you Donut.
Tj Souza
Tj Souza Hace 12 días
Jacob Torres
Jacob Torres Hace 12 días
At 3:56 what is smog???
MisterBrix Hace 13 días
Where do you get smogged though...
Dan Donohue
Dan Donohue Hace 13 días
Wait- no popcorn tune?!?
Fun Haver_117
Fun Haver_117 Hace 13 días
Zach and Aaron are the only ones even remotely worth listening to, on Donut... Aaron being #1.
James Queen
James Queen Hace 13 días
This guy is amazing!
Austin Thornton
Austin Thornton Hace 13 días
He's smart AND handsome!? what is this witchcraftery!?
btafire2 Hace 13 días
I still have a supervan city micro machine set
Mitchell Langdon
Mitchell Langdon Hace 13 días
jesus why are cars so confusing
ChrisP Bacon
ChrisP Bacon Hace 14 días
That childhood clip of James playing with a toy car was mildly very terrifying
Kiriakos Kanatsaris
Kiriakos Kanatsaris Hace 15 días
15:50 Is that...
Joystick Jiggy
Joystick Jiggy Hace 15 días
Claim here before a million card here
Mason B.
Mason B. Hace 15 días
The intro😂
Roman Lanzas
Roman Lanzas Hace 16 días
new brian alert
Damnit Chewy
Damnit Chewy Hace 16 días
I pay full attention to that e36 everytime it's in the shot.
Brendan Jagers
Brendan Jagers Hace 16 días
Joe Maddox
Joe Maddox Hace 16 días I have found and saved the rarest Mazda FC RX7 ever made! Now this car is rare. Really rare! Let me break this down really quick... Ever heard of the rare 100 GTUs rx7s? Only 40 have ever been claimed and only 7 are confirmed at the time of this posting! Here are the rarest rx7 FC3S models: 1500 10AE Turbo models 1400 infini 1000 winning limited 150 final edition convertible 100 GTUs... out of that 100: 83 red on black 10 black on black 7 white on blue There was only 100 GTUs models created between 1989 and 1991. If you own one of these rare models sign your car up to the registry list here on any of the rotary forums!
Davin Sturdivant
Davin Sturdivant Hace 16 días
This is probably the best Donut media video I've seen. Informative, and not stupid annoying. I'd actually watch a series from this guy.
Lanz Resurreccion
Lanz Resurreccion Hace 16 días
This guy is so good in explain the stuff that he does.
mathy FTW
mathy FTW Hace 16 días
Put a hard too
Thiago Albino Santos
Thiago Albino Santos Hace 16 días
Micro Machines are dope.
Evgenii Nalpin
Evgenii Nalpin Hace 17 días
MicroMachines v4 was a blast, if only they could bring the PC games back...
Joshua Collins
Joshua Collins Hace 17 días
Front probing your connectors with test leads are a good way to create wiring problem. Back probe the connectors or use an adapter for your lead that has correct pin figment for the connector you are testing.
james wagner
james wagner Hace 17 días
someone buy this man a heat gun please
Nathan Tagg
Nathan Tagg Hace 17 días
Why can't a standalone be made that sends OBD2 codes? Is it a legal issue? could one be made that swapped between two ecus, with one capable of sending obd2 codes?
Jiffy Pangestu
Jiffy Pangestu Hace 17 días
How about rebuild the engine ? 😁😁
Alex Chulzhanov
Alex Chulzhanov Hace 18 días
Didn't even watch the video, and the answer is yes
Spartan96 Hace 18 días
My car, my roomates cars, and my truck all would be in trouble if we had to register or pay taxes in california lol. Smog testing be damned!
guyintheshado Hace 18 días
Zach is the test tube baby of Zach Efron and Scott Disick in his prime. Tell me I’m wrong
Stone McDaniel
Stone McDaniel Hace 18 días
No way!!! I used to work for Gibby. His name is Richard Gibby. He owned a shop it SLC called The Racing Edge. He's a really great guy and great tuner.
SHONUFF Hace 19 días
Can you make a video on how to use a timing light? Like a really detailed one.
Nic Gomez
Nic Gomez Hace 19 días
Is that a Supraaaaa?
The KC Yard
The KC Yard Hace 19 días
Bruh this guys hair. Im not gay I just wish I had that hair
CreeperOnYourHouse Hace 20 días
Why not tune to AFR instead of a VE table?
edwin ruan
edwin ruan Hace 21 un día
i wish he has pick another vehicle around 300HP. instead of this 100hp JDM feels like wasting money on dyno and tune. A dyno aroud SF cost 750 i could had all these money save up to get a old corvette more than 300hp
halfbak3dnacho Hace 21 un día
Hey there, I was just wondering if you guys at Donut Media have any experience with Mitsubishi tuning via ECUFlash. Im about half way through my 3g eclipse 2.4 GS to turbo build, and still a little worried about the tuning side of it all.
brandon wiltshire
brandon wiltshire Hace 21 un día
Did I see an e36???
Mario Reynoso
Mario Reynoso Hace 21 un día
B2B and Money pit 💯💯💯
spudd86 Hace 21 un día
You needed to talk faster during the MicroMachines ad read. The MicroMachines man is waiting for you to catch up.
Josh Abrey
Josh Abrey Hace 21 un día
I hate Instagram and will never use it. Are you on Facebook?
Bobby Scott
Bobby Scott Hace 21 un día
Favorite show on the channels
yammer5 Hace 21 un día
Take a hit every time Zach says MegaSquirt.
Jeremy MacKevin Caylor
Jeremy MacKevin Caylor Hace 21 un día
I don't understand why you kids keep saying there's no replacement for displacement there's still no replacement for displacement Nolan has said it James has said it now you have said it it makes no sense... If you take a 1.8 l motor and put a turbo on it then it makes x amount horsepower. If you take a 777 cubic inch mountain motor and put twin turbos on it then it will make four or five or six times as much horsepower as your 1.8 l... How is a turbo a replacement for displacement when the more displacement you have the more horsepower and the more turbo you utilize to make exponential horsepower gains... That's like saying I can take a 15cc engine and put a turbo on it and make 3000 still have to have the displacement to make the exhaust to turn the freaking turbos that's why that you don't have to spool up huge cubic inch motors as long as you do a junkie Miata. Otherwise it's been nice watching you learn and keep up the good work all of y'all but just drop this stupid term
r2vdh Hace 22 días
You should set up the sensors and calibration before just starting a car with an unknown base map. 🤦 But did enjoy watching as have been through this a few times over the years tuning cars
Dylan Neese
Dylan Neese Hace 22 días
Does your camera have dead pixels or is it from editing? I can see em scattered around on a tv.
四世 Speed
四世 Speed Hace 22 días
This is definitely one of the more confusing episodes for me. This whole install seems so complicated!
meme dream
meme dream Hace 22 días
Me, with 180 HP: this car is slow as shit. Zach with 110 HP: OH YEAH LETS GO I'm so ungrateful.
Wyatt Orrante
Wyatt Orrante Hace 22 días
Would it matter if you have a stand-alone on a pre 96? I know obd II wasn’t mandatory until after then so a lot of them would get smogged with a sniffer anyways instead of checking codes, just a question not just assuming
Cocheen O.
Cocheen O. Hace 22 días
Hitman Hace 22 días
Where did they find this guy?
greg smith
greg smith Hace 22 días
No way they really had that ad in there ahahahahaaha
Erik Fontaine
Erik Fontaine Hace 23 días
dude, I had no idea micro machines were still a thing. I still have a ton from when I was a kid in the early 90's
Just_guy_ stuff
Just_guy_ stuff Hace 23 días
I love how the donut crew are a bunch of socialist enviro bios but when it’s their car it’s “keep you old ECU for when you have to make smog lol” talk about a bunch of hypocrites.
GNranger Hace 21 un día
Wtf are you talking about?
Kuya Kusumi
Kuya Kusumi Hace 23 días
meanwhile washington is ending emissions testing requirements for vehicle registration renewals because our air quality has improved so much
Nicholas Persaud
Nicholas Persaud Hace 23 días
Is that a Supra
At Zero
At Zero Hace 23 días
Use to live across the street from a tuner shop with a Dyno.. after sunset... oh man.. My lady and I both like cars.. but it's One thing to see super cars rolling around.. rev a bit blah blah.. but hearing 458 Italia at full Song.. my Girl mute the T.V. is that the Ferrari?? 😉yes babe.. Shop was in Stanton CA..
At Zero
At Zero Hace 23 días
Ok I do not drive or own a modern car, but this is still entertaining, old school cars are alive, they need what the need when they want.. your Modern car does all this for you which is cool no worries, I have two Real settings for my Carburetor and Distributor, depending on Air temp etc.. Get out of way! Or eehhh sort of saving Gas settings.. if cash is good, Let Go right now is the hilarious.. cause she's faster then she looks, which is how you want to pick your Women.. peace
At Zero
At Zero Hace 23 días
Micro Machine's!! Can also be used as Home Defense system.. "Home Alone" anyone?... the Proof is there man..
Alexis Paradis
Alexis Paradis Hace 23 días
this guy is knowledgeable af
lightThatcherry Hace 23 días
was I the only one who raised both his fists up the moment his car hit 112.75 BHP lol? Man real happy that his car is coming together.
Clockwork Calibrations
Clockwork Calibrations Hace 24 días
Tuning tuning
Lola Hace 24 días
Ok, so is installing a standalone easier than replacing an OEM ECU?
V_az_qu_ez Hace 24 días
Anyone know if all this can be done by a professional tuner? Not the best with wire jobs😂
L0RD SPARTAN Hace 24 días
Stand alone ecu are defently a most because not all car can be tune with there stock ecu.
Ripper4227 123
Ripper4227 123 Hace 24 días
Wide body?
vector3647 Hace 25 días
Ngl I feel like a Zach Jobe collectible bobble head would outsell all other donut merch. Money pit and high low are easily the best content on this channel and it's evident this guy is a big reason why.
Elliot Ellis
Elliot Ellis Hace 25 días
21:01 Mo powa baby.
Elliot Ellis
Elliot Ellis Hace 25 días
Oreo Lover
Oreo Lover Hace 25 días
the fact that play small text is on his pee pee😂😂
GhostX2 Hace 25 días
But it’s a hub cap so it going to make more than a normal dyno
Shawn DaSilva
Shawn DaSilva Hace 25 días
Micro machines really should had made a hi and low car
Jaime Hernández Algibez
Jaime Hernández Algibez Hace 25 días
Supra on the back
Jake Stephens
Jake Stephens Hace 25 días
Cars and coffee isn't ready for me to pull up with my Micro Machine
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