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Old 01-19-2017, 10:12 AM   #26
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Old 01-19-2017, 06:42 PM   #27
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Speechless! The thought and engineering that is going into this is second to none!

I think RoverCanus was asking if you could reprogram OUR ecu's that have SAI to delete it. I know on my daughter's '03 it is a major pain to work around.

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IDK what version Motronics the truck in question has, but the Volvo guys have done a lot with 4.4 and tuner studio.

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Old 01-19-2017, 06:52 PM   #28
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Does the latest ECU control 4 cams? I'm on another (Volvo) forum where some brothers who are building a righteous track car need variable cam timing on 4 cams. So far it seems that none of the aftermarket ECU's can handle it.

FWIW they are using the Volvo/Yamaha B8444 motor from the XC90. Same motor Noble used in the M600.
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:24 AM   #29
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Does the latest ECU control 4 cams? I'm on another (Volvo) forum where some brothers who are building a righteous track car need variable cam timing on 4 cams. So far it seems that none of the aftermarket ECU's can handle it.

FWIW they are using the Volvo/Yamaha B8444 motor from the XC90. Same motor Noble used in the M600.
If it's the same as the noble, then it's it's the ford V6 duratec unit which as you say has 4 cams, but is only variable on 2 of them (inlets variable, exhaust fixed). That is unless your brothers are running some clever kit

That said, the EMUIV can handle 4 cam sensing and variable timing on all inlets and exhausts. That and the ability to control direct injection makes it unique in the aftermarket I think. But be aware that I am still testing it at the moment. If it is only 2 variable cams, then EMUIII and indeed a few other aftermarket units should be able to drive that
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:18 AM   #30
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Holy. Crap. Impressive. Goes to show that the spirit of English back garden/shed tinkering is alive and well!
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:02 AM   #31
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If it's the same as the noble, then it's it's the ford V6 duratec unit which as you say has 4 cams, but is only variable on 2 of them (inlets variable, exhaust fixed). That is unless your brothers are running some clever kit

That said, the EMUIV can handle 4 cam sensing and variable timing on all inlets and exhausts. That and the ability to control direct injection makes it unique in the aftermarket I think. But be aware that I am still testing it at the moment. If it is only 2 variable cams, then EMUIII and indeed a few other aftermarket units should be able to drive that
M600 is a Volvo V8. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_M600

M400 has the duratech v6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_M400

The Volvo B8444 is a wicked 4.4l V8 designed by Yamaha and built by Volvo. It uses 4 phased cams. They used this motor in the XC90 suv's and S80 sedans. It's normally a fwd layout so getting it mounted and adapted to a rwd drivetrain is a feat in itself. These guys are building a pretty incredible track car based around it.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=264064
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:13 PM   #32
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I just read the entire thread.
Time to get me another 240.
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:12 AM   #33
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Yeah those guys are beyond talented!

They have an awesome street car as well. A 242 with a straight 6 from the Volvo 960 and a W58 5 speed manual. Megasquirt, big brakes, homemade wheels, etc, etc. I love this car.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=310055
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Old 01-23-2017, 02:18 PM   #34
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Bad asd disco I like the response. BECAUSE I CAN hellafied engineering i second the hall of fame vote
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Coolio about the ecu shit...from someone whose done stupid shit with a d2...this ain't much different
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Old 02-05-2017, 05:45 PM   #36
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And that gentlemen, is what a 5 litre supercharged Jaguar V8 looks like in the engine bay for a TD5 !







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One of the few good projects here.
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Old 02-11-2017, 09:26 AM   #38
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And that gentlemen, is what a 5 litre supercharged Jaguar V8 looks like in the engine bay for a TD5 !
What all was involved to make this work? Please tell more!!!!
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What all was involved to make this work? Please tell more!!!!
He make is own ECUs for that monster.
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What all was involved to make this work? Please tell more!!!!

It's just a bare engine sitting in an engine bay (no trans, cooling, intake/exhaust, etc etc), so probably just that cherry picker you see in the pics.
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He make is own ECUs for that monster.
Forgot about that little detail. All the shiny bits distracted me.
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Yeah, there is still a long way to go. I have completed all the wiring this last weekend, but I still need to tackle the plumbing - it's going to need a custom rad because the inlet and outlet unions are on the wrong side with a disco rad, but it at least gives me the opportunity to spec a better cooling rad in the process ! I'm going to fit a RRS exhaust to it temporarily next weekend just to check she fires up ok. But it will still be a couple of months (I only get the weekends to work on it) before she'll hit the road I think
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