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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby fiestaseb » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:13 pm

Amazing work!! Are you using a piggy back ecu at all??

I'm currently in the process of turboing my 1.7
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:14 pm

at this point in time i am using standard ECU with fuel pressure regulator and wideband sensor to help me "tune"
depending on how i get on i may upgrade.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby fiestaseb » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:19 pm

How's it coping? I take it your running a rising rate regulator?
Standard injectors?

Sorry to bombard questions bud. Really impressed with your car
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:28 pm

no problem, its nice to be able to pass on some knowledge, i think the most impressive thing for me is i have entered this with limited mechanical knowledge or tools - Pumanoob can vouch for that :)

Here is the fuel regulator:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSAL-FUE ... 2c84f93dc3

I have only completed a few small drives around town and it seems good - i wont be able to test the true performance until later this week when my wideband is fully installed - at this point i am using standard injectors. I wont be running massive boost or power to begin with as this was more about learning for me, but i am sure i will be upgrading pretty soon and get the power bug.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby fiestaseb » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:40 pm

Same for me, I'm in my apprenticeship of mechanics and iv been toying with turbo for ages. Il be looking for low boost on a standard engine, but I was thinking of using the 'AEM FIC 6' piggy back to run the fuel and ignition

Well done for doing this yourself tho
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:55 pm

thanks very much, another thing to add was i wanted to change as little as possible and not introduce to many variables - if something didnt work or the car didn't start i wouldn't know where to start.

Now that i have the car running again i will be adding/changing one thing at a time and if i get any issues its alot easier for me to fault find.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby fiestaseb » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:00 pm

Smart idea, I never looked at it that way
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:41 pm

so just another update and uploading a few pics:

I have been using the car all week tuning the fuelling etc and making a few tweaks here and there. Mid week i had a major oil leak and discovered i was missing a washer/gasket on my oil feed :( this is now sorted and running smoothly.

Heres a quick pic of the new oil cooler - "stealth" compared to the silver one i had before.

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I have also raised my number plate upwards on the bumper so it doesn't block the intercooler:
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Im still adding heat shields/heat protection around the engine bay before i start going on longer drives.

More updates to come and hopefully a video soon!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:48 pm

not done an update in ages, quite alot of things have changed/progressed:

been on quite a few drives now still on standard ECU, i set up my wideband and boost gauge for safety, i cant really boost over 3.5/4K revs or i lean out :(

here s a few pics of my gauges:
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So anyway i have now opted to look at ECU options to get the most from the turbo and to see what the car can really do

i am going to run megasquirt purely for fueling and timing and keep standard ECU to take care of everything else - now just waiting for my additional air temp sensor and coolant sensor to arrive.
started wiring up all the parts
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Messy shot of engine bay earlier today wires everywhere:

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Learnt quite alot already, hope to be able to start generating a map soon and drive about again
More updates to follow!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby fiestaseb » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:58 pm

Looking good, I'm interested on how you get on with the ecu, also. How much was it and where from?
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:32 am

fiestaseb wrote:Looking good, I'm interested on how you get on with the ecu, also. How much was it and where from?


Hey again!, i ordered my ECU from http://www.extraefi.co.uk/ paid just under £400 abit more expensive than other places though! but the support etc has been good so far.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby fiestaseb » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:46 pm

cheers for that mate, il keep an eye out for you to finish :)

A guy I work with used to work at advanced Motorsport and Is used to the aem fic so he's advising me to go for that haha
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby alexwilliams840 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:11 pm

Nice work! Looks like a tidy installation, well done :)
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Scott134 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:46 am

Great work on this mate. Just what I'm looking at doing, so a really helpful build thread. How's it going with the new ECU?
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:31 pm

Scott134 wrote:Great work on this mate. Just what I'm looking at doing, so a really helpful build thread. How's it going with the new ECU?


Not according to plan lol, lots has happened still not running mega squirt 100% yet, will have to do an update shortly with everything thats happened.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby fiestaseb » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:29 pm

How's it getting on buddy?
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:24 pm

not updated for a while here goes:

So i have been using the car as my daily now for several months and to begin with i started to get the 2k rpm rattle of death, after a little head scratching realised it was the cam belt tensioner on the way out so had a cambelt kit changed over and all was well!

A few weeks back i had a terrible smell of oil inside the car, under further investigation found my oil return hose had collapsed, last weekend a friend helped me improve the oil return downpipe, we managed to do away with about 4 inches of hose - heres the extended metal section:

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Im pleased to announce that all is good now :)



this morning i gave finishing touches to my boost and wideband displays so it didn't look so crap, here the before/after image:
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ECu wise im still messing with the Megasquirt hybrid ECU as i have RPM issues between both the standard ECU and Megasquirt.

My to do list now looks like this:
Complete ECU install
Upgrade clutch at some point
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:34 pm

so this weekend i continued work the ECU install with the help of a well known turbo enthusiast from this site :)

swapped out my cable for the crank position sensor as this was causing me issues last time round and i now have a stable RPM reading both the ford ECU and the megasquirt and went for a test drive to confirm, last time i would get an issue/cut out at 1700RPM.

Anyway everything seemed fine so i switched over the injector control back to megasquirt and fired the car up - all seems well and the car is idling fine. Ive spotted one other minor issue which i hope to sort during the week but im now basicly at the fueling/tuning stage.

Heres a random photo of both ECU's when i was doing some testing etc!


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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby fiestaseb » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:46 pm

Woohoo!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby PumaNoob » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:58 pm

We want videos, we want videos !!! :lol:

Congrats mate, it's getting there slowly but surely!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby fiestaseb » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:08 pm

PumaNoob wrote:We want videos, we want videos !!! :lol:

Congrats mate, it's getting there slowly but surely!


We want passenger rides! Haha
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:15 pm

haha cheers for the support guys, i will post up a startup/idle soon and show off my amazing wiring :)
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby alexwilliams840 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:34 pm

What's the stuff you used to tidy up the wires? It looks great
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:58 pm

lots of progress!! managed to get the idle tuned in fairly well at the start of the week and tonight spent time with a mate as a passenger and i now have a decent base map so i can drive around town, boost and cruise safely, best of all i can apply 100% throttle :) its so awesome!

next to do is dial in the accel enrichment! as i had to disable this for now.

will post some vidoes this weekend when its light - car is mobile! tuning is very addictive i can see myself spending the next few months dialing in perfection lol


alexwilliams840 wrote:What's the stuff you used to tidy up the wires? It looks great

trade secret :) Nylon Braid - Braided Cable Wiring Harness Loom
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321559416107
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby fiestaseb » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:00 pm

Wow really getting there now!!!
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