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'98 Subaru - MSII, v3.0, fuel and spark

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:14 am
by a73camaro
Wiseco 9.25:1 pistons, 0.020"
36-2-2-2 crank gear
Turbo/Intercooler from WRX
Rebuilt/Installed Jan. of 2010

MSII, ver 3.0
MSIIExtra code
Wasted spark coil pack fired by factory ignitor

This is on a '98 RS 2.5L. I added the turbo/intercooler from a WRX 5 years ago and ran 6 psi of boost with the factory ECU. I had zero issues in those 45,000 miles.

I built a lower compression 2.5 to throw some boost at

I didn't want to hack up the factory wiring so I when at it via the ECU

I forgone the DB37 and wired directly to the MS board

Right before the transplant

It is somewhat anticlimactic since the exchange - it looks like it did before. But I went for guts not aesthetics.

I started it yesterday and it fired up :yeah!: Now on to tuning. I am using the ignitor to fire the coil pack and the STi crank gear (36-2-2-2).

Re: '98 Subaru - MSII, v3.0, fuel and spark

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 6:31 pm
by a73camaro
Added a Walbro 255 fuel pump and replaced the stock side feed injectors with 560 cc STi injectors. I got the factory IAC to work along with the factory tach. I've also added a SAAB boost controller.

Re: '98 Subaru - MSII, v3.0, fuel and spark

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:19 pm
by a73camaro
Here is a tune that is working pretty good for my setup.

Re: '98 Subaru - MSII, v3.0, fuel and spark

Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:49 am
by a73camaro
Some more upgrade to report. I am running a mixture of premium pump gas and E85 (10:3 ratio). It bumps the octane from 91 to 95 at a cost of 7% more required fuel.

I built a knock detection circuit and it is working. But it could be better.

I got the EGT working. I am using an AD595AQ Type K Thermocouple amplifier and was pretty basic to wire.
It is really cool to be adding this functionality to my MS. Here is everything working together. I am feeling very confident about throwing on a larger turbo that is just sitting on my work bench. :D
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Re: '98 Subaru - MSII, v3.0, fuel and spark

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:13 pm
by subiemsII
Is the 3.0 a better board than the 3.57 ?
Have you changed this tune since and did you dyno this to see what HP you are putting out?
How is the engine how many miles do you have on the engine since the computer was intalled?

Re: '98 Subaru - MSII, v3.0, fuel and spark

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:54 am
by a73camaro
Hi there, the 3.0 board is one that you build and test. The 3.57 is a "already done for you" board utilizing surface mount components. You loose the small proto area when going to a 3.57 board. The 3.0 that you DIY is $150 less.

The tune can always be better so I have changed it a few times since I got it running good. I got about 5000 miles on the odometer since I added the MS. No dyno runs.

Re: '98 Subaru - MSII, v3.0, fuel and spark

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:20 pm
by a73camaro
I have been running trouble-free for the last 1 1/2 years and 12k miles with my MS. In summer months I have been adding E85 to pump gas in a 3/10 ratio and have been running 20+ psi boost. In winter months I switch to straight pump gas and turn down the boost to 15 psi.

Re: '98 Subaru - MSII, v3.0, fuel and spark

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:54 pm
by bobob729
i had some questions to your build did you have to add anything to get the vr sensor to read? if you get a chance please give me a call or text i just need some answers mostly