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So you about got that Motec about figured out. I been thinking about them a lot if i start making Exotrucks. I'd like to set it up so the body wiring is seperate from the engine wiring so that I can have a variety of power plants.
 

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Thats basically what mine is.. "modular" I call it.

The PDM still ties into the engine.
But you can make "universal" with given set of outputs.



So you about got that Motec about figured out. I been thinking about them a lot if i start making Exotrucks. I'd like to set it up so the body wiring is seperate from the engine wiring so that I can have a variety of power plants.
 

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Thats basically what mine is.. "modular" I call it.

The PDM still ties into the engine.
But you can make "universal" with given set of outputs.
I was looking again though, the price tag on those is a killer. Started looking at regular fuse blocks again lol. Wifes got me making another one soon. A pink automatic!
 

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It seems expensive.. (well.. it still is more expensive any way you look at it)
If you add all the components separately...
15x20A circuit breakers = $300 (klixton)
15x20A relays = $75
connectors = $50

Thats almost $500 right there.
Wiring up all those will add time.

But yes.. you'd need a keypad. (additional $500)

On a bright side.. you have CAN communication with your dash display.
If you going to provide a "universal" engine solution then you need a dash display.
Unless the owner installs his own engine and engine harness, cluster and misc switches like wipers.
Lots of things tie into the cluster.

If not then you'd need a standalone ECU.
This now limits your market to off-road vehicle in many states.
OBD laws ?

I'd think your production would need to be on pre-order basis.


Unless of course if you sell it as a turn-key solution.
Tuned and ready to go..

Then comes a reliability issue. You'd need to stand behind your product.
And them ex-Honda and now vaping Subaru owners are just standing by and ready to throw you under the bus any way they can.
 

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So.. I've been playing around with knock sensor.. trying to get it "tuned"...
Since I cant hear it.. it was time to check them plugs...

Yeah.. I'll rub it in...
It took me about 10 minutes..
If I really rushed, half that time.





Plug #2



Plug #4



Plug #1




Plug #3



Post your opinions and lets see..
 

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Decided to visit a local junk yard since there was a 07 impreza in the lot..
Scored glove box, air bag cover and license plate ligts




O yeah.. scored those two as well..
Some poor sucker left his tools.




Finally I could install the cig lighter and a usb charger.



Both light up..



As an added bonus I gained a passenger's foot well light.



... and that Nissan license plate light replaced the original Subaru one.
 

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So.. after running the car to literally zero fuel the gauge was still showing a bit above 1/2 tank.


Since removing the floats is a pita... I was hoping that my last time solved the issue.

Little did I know that the float was binding on the jet pump assembly.




After putting some tension on the hoses and twisting the jet pump it was time to whip out the safety wire pliers and secure the jet pump as it was wiggling...
Those pliers dont see much use.. but create very nice results...




Here they are... resting after "once every 2 years" usage...



Frustrated enough.. it was time to put this problem to rest.
Since there was no gas in the tank.. I decided to do a empty-full-empty-full test.
20gal even was supplied.




After filling it up with 10 gallons the gauge showed a bit more than 1/4.



I've decided to fill it up to the max and to my surprise I coud fit about 12-13 gallons..
Emptied the tank again.
I run the fuel pump and pumped all the gas back into the cans.
Then I put some gas back in and decided to test the jet-pump.


I run the pump but... the jet-pump was pumping the fuel into the other side instead of sucking it out !!!

This is how the driver's side of the tank looks when the passanger's is empty.




Lesson of the day !!!
Dont be like this guy ^ drilling your jet-pump thinking it will make the fuel flow better.


:rolleyes:

New jet-pump is on order.
 

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Not entirely relevant but I've found that Seafoam does wonders for wonky fuel floats. The car I just put back on the road wouldn't read any changes in fuel level above where it was when it was parked. After a few days of Seafoam in the gas the gauge works a treat.
 

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And... 9 days later this guy finally arrived.
Extended wait courtesy of the local Subaru dealer.




Installed and looking good. (or is it?)



And here we go again... 10 gallons in !!!
Out it comes again. :censored:




It was still binding somewhere but I cant see where...
Started looking at pictures and the siphon tube was bent past the float.
It should have been "below" the float as it is now.




Empty, refil, Danielo son..
Once the passenger fuel bay was empty I bridged the return hose to test the new jet-pump.
Works like a charm sucking fuel into the passenger's bay.
This went on back and forth few times as I couldnt tell if all the fuel was pumped out of driver's bay.




Final re-fuel..

0



5


10


15



So.. now you have your gallons to gauge reference.
You're welcome.
 
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