LittleBlue!

Turbo Project

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I have been tinkering with tuning the idle and investigating various check engine lights. I cleaned the spark plugs as well. I haven't made significant progress but I do believe I have established direction. Here is a video update. 

 

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man you're almost there!

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This is sick. Glad you're sticking with the project man. Just goes to show anything is possible if you really set your mind to it (and have the funds of course). 

 

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On 1/18/2019 at 6:19 PM, kicks012 said:

Beyond excited to see the end result. I came across this while wondering how to tune my 2013's ECU. I have always thought about trying my hand at a turbo now that I'm past warranty... and after driving my new (to me)mini cooper s, the spark takes patience to drive. I am curious since the 13-15 sparks are just about the exact cars, would they all be e78 ECUs? Its hard to find definitive evidence of that. I have been very interested in some more modest upgrades lately.

 

Good luck! Keep us posted!

From the responses I have gotten on the HP tuners forum, the e78 is covered. It is not specifically listed by vehicle make model and year on the HP Tuners vehicle list but neither was mine until I reached out to their customer support. If you are interested, I would reach out to them and ask if your vehicle is covered. Let me know if you have additional questions

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Since my last post I ordered a new wiring plug for the injector. I have wired up the new plug and it fixed the misfire issue and injector 4 seems to work fine.

 

I filled my tank with e85 and the vehicle starts and runs on the fuel just fine with the new pump and injectors. The idle is not terrible for how little tuning I did to it and my lack of experience in tuning. 

 

Today, I'm working on hooking up the wastegate to start building boost. I'm picking up a new battery and some hose clamps for the radiator hose I put the 90 bend in. I'm also going to move some exhaust hanging points around to tidy up and finalize the exhaust. 

 

I also need to finish hooking up the wideband for air fuel ratio and the boost gauge.

 

The only check engine codes are for o2 sensors and my throttle but no major issues as of now.

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I'm working on mounting the wastegate but I couldn't help wiring the wastegate valve shut on the exhaust and seeing if it could make boost. I started it up with my brand new battery and she is making boost!  I need to work on the tune badly but I wanted to capture some of the noise. 

 

 

 

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I changed up my oil feed line to the turbo. I had a metal braided line before but I needed a restrictor. I ended up using this black and blue line and I picked up an adjustable valve so I can adjust the oil fee as needed. It fixed the oil problem now I need to tune the car.

 

I found a few videos explaining how to use the wide band, vcm scanner, and hp tuners to adjust where needed and taking out the guess work. I'm going to learn how to do it and post a video once I have everything set up and ready to tune. 

 

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I'm still working on setting up all of the channels that I need to log to properly tune the spark but it appears my flex fuel sensor is working properly and is being tracked in the vcm scanner. I also got the blow off valve to chirp a bit in the clip below. My AFR gauge is reading lean because the o2 sensor was open at this time. 

 

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