View Full Version : Anyone running Tec3?
01-02-2006, 07:29 PM
I just bought an electromtoive tec3 system...and am going to start installing it soonish.
Does anyone have any suggestions or beginning baseline maps for our b23* motors?
01-03-2006, 05:40 PM
John Lane has Tec2, you can ask him for details. As far as maps, I wouldn't be suprised if you could look at somebody's megasquirt maps and just transfer the data over number by number. If all your main settings are right for your engine (injectors, ignition trigger, etc.) then I bet almost anyone's redblock fuel and spark maps will make your car move and drive half decently. Then tune it from there with your wideband. Hell most people with all kinds of different cars say they get the thing moving on the road with the default V8 map in MS.
If you can, start with rich fuel maps and retarded spark maps, and drive it conservatively until things are in check. That way you won't break anything. Get into boost and tune the fuel till you're happy with it, then tune the spark, then go back and tweak the fuel a little bit more.
01-09-2006, 02:54 AM
An EMS system is WAY into the future for my car, but I've been thinking about the TEC3 because my mechanic has a lot of experience with tuning on that system. I always thought that the TEC3 requires some sort of non-standard ignition control. Like it's crank fired or something along those lines? What is required to get a TEC3 running on a B230 motor?
I'm guessing that you'd just ditch the stock ignition system and go with an MSD box or something similar, right?
01-09-2006, 09:47 AM
The TEC3 comes with a high-power ignition system as a part of the package. It requires a 60-2 triggerwheel, wich the B230 engines have intergrated in the flywheel from factory. If you have such engine you can use both the flywheel and the stock sensor, reducing cost an installation time. This is a wery powerfull and accurate ignition system. I have some maps for volvoengines, but i recomend you to create your own with the "tuning wizard" in the software, and go from there.
01-09-2006, 09:58 AM
You will find that the maps already there will get you started in less time then you lilely expect. Read all about it and use the Help feature to learn how it all works. Once you understand the operational principals it will be pretty easy esp with TecIII.
01-10-2006, 06:52 PM
thanks guys. The tuning I think will be fairly straightforward, I have tuned tecII systems before...but it is the installation i am a little nervous about. Seems to be quite a bit of work....so we shall see how it goes.
01-11-2006, 03:01 PM
Take your time Jonathan..... Be sure that all your electrical connections are looking like a factory installation....... NO STEREO STORE BUTT CONNECTORS....... You will enjoy your results.
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