Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope


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On 5/27/2017 at 2:12 AM, gdog said:

Cool!  Quite entertaining; you may have a future in hollywood.. :biggrin:

Great to see you're back on the horse, and best of luck with this build!

MS3?!  What, you've given up on M4.4?

Thanks. I really enjoyed video logging and will continue doing it for the rest of the summer (as long as i have content). Its really helping turn this chore back into a hobby by giving me something to enjoy while working on the car.

I have decided to switch away from motronic 4.4 for the sole reason of I am sick of having to code and customize everything when I can just go after market and only have to check boxes.

While I have developed a true and full speed density conversion for m44, there are still many limitations that I don't feel like coding around anymore.

2 hours ago, BlackT5 said:

Volsquirt :biggrin:

Looks great Matt. Best of luck with this time around.

Thanks! Not sure if ive settled on that name (have to look into legal stuff) but the MS3 pro board does state:

  • The licensing for use of the hardware and firmware is included in the cost of the module.
  • There are free versions of TunerStudio and MegaLogViewer that include all features needed to fully calibrate an engine management system using the MS3-Pro Module and firmware, as well as registered (pay) versions of this software that add some bonus features and functionality.

So sale of these shouldn't be an issue if i do decided to market them.

I made a lot of changes to board layout (looks pretty different). Might post them up later, however they are ready to be sent off the PCB manufacture. I have checked it all about 10 or so times, so im pretty confident 99% of everything should work.

~Matt

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10 hours ago, gmsgltr said:

Congrats on school and getting back into the Volvo game! Good luck with the motor! P.S. We gotta get the locals together soon!

Thanks! We totally should... Hopefully later in the summer.

Made some more progress today...

 

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Thanks everyone for the kind words.

Mostly just waiting on the machine shop at this point. I think they started this week, so hopefully they can get it done. They've been quite busy.

So while im waiting for that i've been working on my MS3 PRO PNP boards. Here are some pics! Tested pretty much everything so its time to order my ms3 pro bare board module. Still have to solder on a few more things such as the CANBUS controller.

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Here is another board im working on. This taps into the radio speed wire on ME7 P80 M66 swapped cars so that the reverse lockout works on the shifter.

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~Matt

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On 6/17/2017 at 2:55 PM, Simply Volvo said:

Here is another board im working on. This taps into the radio speed wire on ME7 P80 M66 swapped cars so that the reverse lockout works on the shifter.

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~Matt

Sign me up for one of those boards if you produce a run of them!!

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30 minutes ago, andyb5 said:

Sign me up for one of those boards if you produce a run of them!!

Sure.

I have a few left. @BlackT5 is testing one for me, in the next week or so, then they will be for sale.

I hoping to put together my own LLC and start selling my MS3 boards, Reverse Lockout boards, and I plan on bringing back the paddle shifter project, but this time standalone TCU (more to come later when I finish my other projects).

In other news, called the machine shop today and they said the engine should be done by the end of the week!

~Matt

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1 hour ago, Simply Volvo said:

..and I plan on bringing back the paddle shifter project, but this time standalone TCU (more to come later when I finish my other projects).

^^ interested.

May the machine shop gods be with you this time around..!  :cool:

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Still waiting on the engine. Apparently my block is too worn so I need to take a spare to the shop. Hopefully its ready by the end of the week.

Did some prep in the mean time.

Finished up my ms3 pro PNP modules. Got the car running and everything, they worked out great. Need to make another revision then they should be for sale by the end of august.

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