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Author Topic: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade  (Read 77833 times)

DarkAngel

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #180 on: January 14, 2017, 01:14:18 AM »

Right... what about the MSD 6AL ignition system then... has anyone used these ?
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #181 on: January 14, 2017, 03:29:14 AM »

Noone on here other then Chris has done anything with ignition. Most people only do basic bolt ons ie turbo upgrade, and exhaust change. If you want to get creative youre going to have to try it yourself and see if its any good. That is the one drawback with this forum.
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DarkAngel

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #182 on: January 14, 2017, 04:59:28 AM »

NHK is manufactured by the XGY company in China and they’re actually a Chinese clone of the shortly lived Audi Q5’s projector originally designed by Koito.
They’re decent projectors, in fact they’re a step up from my current 3” super minis. I was planning to use a set of them for my next upgrade, but a few weeks ago Sinolyn released clones of the Hella G5 which were used in BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, and various other manufactures. After looking at the output pics/reviews at Hidplanet, I’ve decided to spend the extra money and go with the G5s.

Are you sure those NHKs are H1, cuz all of the Q5 clones I’ve seen are D2S or some manufacture specific specialty bulb. If they’re the specialty type, I would buy a spare set of bulb.
they do have a special NHK harness, but they are h1 fittings or the NHK version of h1.
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greywolf27030

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #183 on: January 14, 2017, 11:47:16 AM »

If you go to the Festiva or Miata Forums, both have folks who have done a lot more modifying than on here.  I have one that I had planned on for my Festiva, but haven't gotten it running yet.

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #184 on: January 14, 2017, 02:17:03 PM »

Id check out Festiva forums first. Those guys usually are more creative then Miata people. If you look on Miata.net or TurboMiata 99% of people just use PNP Megasquirt very few use anything different.

Anyone I know with a Miata have used the Toyota C.O.P, with the PNP MS2.
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DarkAngel

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #185 on: January 15, 2017, 04:59:53 AM »

Changed the steering wheel over today, looks awesome but need to do some modifying to get the horn to work... need to push the boss back another couple of cm's and I think that'll do the job.

I noticed a few things the mechanic and auto electrican had changed from when I sent my Capri in...

  • Mirror lights don't work, switch & door open doesn't function
  • Backlight comes on but no clock readout
  • Cruise control switch lights up on dash, but stick shifter yellow button doesn't set speed
  • Air con light goes on dash button, not sure if working however

This is why I don't like letting anyone touch my car !!!

Also there is a new wire in the dash harness with a fuse which wasn't there before, and a few plugs just doing nothing in the engine bay... I'll take some pics tommorrow.

Drives awesome and all the gauges read ok... except for the oil pressure, that went real low yesterday on a 5 hour drive. Checked oil levels, were ok and today oil pressure is normal :)
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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #186 on: January 15, 2017, 09:25:45 AM »

The oil pressure gauge on these cars can be really funky. Its pretty inaccurate.
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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #187 on: January 15, 2017, 12:19:52 PM »

The oil pressure gauge on these cars can be really funky. Its pretty inaccurate.

If it works at all.  The one on my XR2 goes up and down with RPM, can't imagine it's accurate though.

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #188 on: January 15, 2017, 02:14:24 PM »

The oil pressure gauge on these cars can be really funky. Its pretty inaccurate.

If it works at all.  The one on my XR2 goes up and down with RPM, can't imagine it's accurate though.

Jack Byrd

Oil pressure does vary with RPM, but probably still not accurate
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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #189 on: January 16, 2017, 12:32:17 AM »

What I did today

It's really hot here, been having a heat wave for the last 2 weeks... somehow today was about 10 deg c cooler, so i put the steering wheel in and took the dash apart to redo the electricals that the auto electrician left undone. The depo turbo gauge works nicely... next step is to rewire in all my new connections to the main battery again... including dual battery system and my custom fuse board for new switches for headunit, miracast box and anything else I may need to upgrade later.






Here's a shot with the new xr2 turbo tail lights I found  8)

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #190 on: January 16, 2017, 09:05:42 AM »

Looks really good, where did you find the horn badge?
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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #191 on: January 16, 2017, 10:11:35 AM »

Right... what about the MSD 6AL ignition system then... has anyone used these ?

I’ve used one years ago to upgrade the ignition on a 60’s Camaro.  They still require the use of a distributor to control the timing and send the spark to the proper cylinder.
Overall, it won’t provide any measurable performance gain.

From my experiance, the stock ignition system can provide more spark then the ecu/fuel injectors can deliver fuel.
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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #192 on: January 17, 2017, 08:59:39 AM »

Looks really good, where did you find the horn badge?
it was a cheapo SAAS ford badge... was a really warped aluminum stick on type badge on a cheap chinese horn button blank. However I reglued it and taped it down flat until the glue hardened and cured... looks good now...

There's another black domed one with white ford logo for $90 AUD... I'm thinking of upgrading maybe to black, not sure...

Crispoe I'm looking for a JDM b6 intake which has larger air / fuel injectors... I found an intake for $20 AUD,, need all the bits to go on it... like the fuel rail and throttle sensor.... ETC

ROCKETMAN has a good writeup on it on his private blog.
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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #193 on: January 22, 2017, 01:27:54 PM »

Heres a really good video on how to put Projectors in our 4x6 housings!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa-j_XJwj90
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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #194 on: January 22, 2017, 04:33:57 PM »

Awesome

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