Is a Standalone ECU Worth It?

16. Ruj 2020.
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This week on Money Pit, we’re doing brain surgery! That’s right, we’re replacing the factory ECU with a Megasquirt Standalone ECU so we can take complete control over the engine and the way it runs. Then we’ll take it to our friends at EF1 Tuning to develop a tune - can we make any more power with our new brain?
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  • Just noticed I was saying things like 'big voltage' and 'little voltage' when talking about the relay 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️that's not a thing! Voltage is constant! I should've said current. Anyway just wanted to call myself out on that, hope everyone enjoys the video and has a totally tubular Wednesday! - Zach

    Donut MediaDonut MediaPrije mjesec
    • If you're talking about a relay it should be zero current not low current.

      Erik KovacsErik KovacsPrije 4 dana
    • @Mizera Adventures for the most part, in automotive electrical systems the voltage is between 12-15v. . Same for automotive relays. The coil only take a small amout of amperage to energize but needs to see around 12v. Some sensors use 0-5v or 0-7v but most that's for scaling and not power.

      josh nicholsjosh nicholsPrije 16 dana
    • It's all good, seems like you were just trying to make things simple. Just please stop soldering wires to wires. Soldering should only be use on wires to hard contact points.

      josh nicholsjosh nicholsPrije 16 dana
    • I have found and saved the rarest Mazda FC RX7 ever made! Now this car is rare. Really rare! Let me break this down really quick... Ever heard of the rare 100 GTUs rx7s? Only 40 have ever been claimed and only 7 are confirmed at the time of this posting! Here are the rarest rx7 FC3S models: 1500 10AE Turbo models 1400 infini 1000 winning limited 150 final edition convertible 100 GTUs... out of that 100: 83 red on black 10 black on black 7 white on blue There was only 100 GTUs models created between 1989 and 1991. If you own one of these rare models sign your car up to the registry list here on any of the rotary forums!

      Joe MaddoxJoe MaddoxPrije 21 dan
    • best description on this topic I've seen so far really really good

      Pieter JordaanPieter JordaanPrije 26 dana
  • Lol here I am thinking I know a bunch about cars, thanks Zach

    Adam BrandAdam BrandPrije 11 minuta
  • Low key STOKED on the micro machines

    daanfentoondaanfentoonPrije dan
  • I can feel you want that turbo.

    Jeffrey WongJeffrey WongPrije 2 dana
  • Zach: If I don't get 20 more horsepower from these new mirrors, I'm selling the car. Garage Tech: You got a whole half a horsepower Zach: still worth it

    Michael SaxonsonMichael SaxonsonPrije 2 dana
  • This is the first time I've ever commented to say that the ad was fuckn legit.

    DrewMacDrewMacPrije 3 dana
  • there are 2 dead pixels on the camera and i though it was my monitor and i got scared lmao

    Dark WombleDark WomblePrije 3 dana
  • Anybody else lost? 😂

    mannyep41mannyep41Prije 3 dana
  • Just watched the header video. I kind of figured the lack of power gain was largely from not being tuned.

    Michael HeatonMichael HeatonPrije 4 dana
  • Is this ECU work with all cars and do you recommend for toyota cars?

    Don LabaniDon LabaniPrije 4 dana
  • Stop making such good videos, I keep procrastinating :(

    BanniBanniPrije 4 dana
  • "were gonna have to glue that" typical backyard mechanic things

    BanniBanniPrije 4 dana
  • Dat mask was fucking my OCD

    Guilherme MarcelinoGuilherme MarcelinoPrije 4 dana
  • 11:20...... RIP plug pins.

    NoSleepRacingNoSleepRacingPrije 4 dana
  • why wouldnt it pass smog/emissions? (ik im using them interchangably)

    retrogamingretrogamingPrije 5 dana
  • They should give approximate current updated value of the Miata after each mod.

    Artie ShellArtie ShellPrije 5 dana
  • Stand alone lets you 'tune' up the wsy you want before manufacturer and legislators took control of that and decided what was best for you,simple.

    Eric ScailletEric ScailletPrije 5 dana
  • Lmao that sponsor was a bit of a stretch

    Tanner SmithTanner SmithPrije 5 dana
  • What was the power gain from stock to the stand alone. I am thinking of doing a piggyback AEM F/IC6 with boomslang harness.

    Mike SchanelMike SchanelPrije 7 dana
  • Discuss: Having a vacuum line going to the ecu for that distance delays read out accuracy. I believe the map sensor should be on the manifold and wired to the ecu rather than the setup in the video.

    Manuel BouManuel BouPrije 8 dana
  • Big turbo the miata

    No LuuckNo LuuckPrije 8 dana
  • Zach is like Bill Nye with cars 😂

    Bailey JonesBailey JonesPrije 8 dana
  • I still have my super van city, just gave it to my son. It's his favorite toy

    Hmk 421Hmk 421Prije 9 dana
  • just saying....arent switchblades illegal? lmfao great content!

    Turbo240zTurbo240zPrije 9 dana
  • Paul Walker would be proud of that hair bro! Love this series, feels like the path we all take on our rides, taking it one mod at a time. Keep up the good work!

    Torque Racing ProductionTorque Racing ProductionPrije 10 dana
  • great video, horrendous numbers

    supersayianjimsupersayianjimPrije 10 dana
  • Sounds like it’s going to eat granules .. check the oil bro than check it again

    Alien003 Hydrogen nitrogenAlien003 Hydrogen nitrogenPrije 11 dana
  • Wtf was that sponsor

    Giovanni BarbagalloGiovanni BarbagalloPrije 11 dana
  • Hey Zack i know your a very busy guy but i have a question for you and i cant find an option to send you a private message if by the grace of God you see this please respond to me so you can tell me where to send my question, i understand if you dont see this knowing you get probably 100s of questions a day anyway appreciate you either way thnx

    Christopher SikoraChristopher SikoraPrije 11 dana
  • Thanks my guy, was having a day and this video made it better lol Keep crushing it 🤙

    Michael McMichael McPrije 12 dana
  • What with all the hassle? My chinese car did 140 on the dyno stock easily!

    Meow MilevMeow MilevPrije 12 dana

    Jordan WeimerJordan WeimerPrije 12 dana

    Jordan WeimerJordan WeimerPrije 12 dana
  • sssmssssssss supra

    Julian AlcanzarenJulian AlcanzarenPrije 12 dana
  • Ignition wire has 12v with key on and 12v during cranking. Accessory wire is 12v with key on and 0v during cranking

    Richard KraneyumRichard KraneyumPrije 12 dana
  • 6:27 that's a laughable statement. Enjoy your 150hp miata with a turbo and I'll enjoy the exhaust tones of a twin turbo 5.3 ls making 500hp. There is absolutely no replacement for displacement.

    J. A MorseJ. A MorsePrije 15 dana
  • Sorry but your base fueling calculations need to be accurate or your ve table is going to be shit and harder to tune. Using afr targeting without manually tuning the be table first is also going to end up with a shit ve table. Do not run cl afr targeting before having your ve table close. Do not assume your base file fuel calculations are correct. Do not assume the auto tune and cell smoothing is accurate. You need to datalog, check and correct, and repeat to make a spot on ve table. THEN start using close loop corrections.

    josh nicholsjosh nicholsPrije 16 dana
  • Remove the mask 😔

    Andre TiggelaarAndre TiggelaarPrije 16 dana
  • When I think of car videos or TV this is what I think of. Teach me what my absent father wanted to but never could. Thank you Donut.

    Kelle GuerreroKelle GuerreroPrije 16 dana

    Tj SouzaTj SouzaPrije 17 dana
  • At 3:56 what is smog???

    Jacob TorresJacob TorresPrije 17 dana
  • Where do you get smogged though...

    MisterBrixMisterBrixPrije 17 dana
  • Wait- no popcorn tune?!?

    Dan DonohueDan DonohuePrije 18 dana
  • Zach and Aaron are the only ones even remotely worth listening to, on Donut... Aaron being #1.

    Fun Haver_117Fun Haver_117Prije 18 dana
  • This guy is amazing!

    James QueenJames QueenPrije 18 dana
  • He's smart AND handsome!? what is this witchcraftery!?

    Austin ThorntonAustin ThorntonPrije 18 dana
  • I still have a supervan city micro machine set

    btafire2btafire2Prije 18 dana
  • jesus why are cars so confusing

    Mitchell LangdonMitchell LangdonPrije 18 dana
  • That childhood clip of James playing with a toy car was mildly very terrifying

    ChrisP BaconChrisP BaconPrije 18 dana
  • 15:50 Is that...

    Kiriakos KanatsarisKiriakos KanatsarisPrije 20 dana
  • Claim here before a million card here

    Joystick JiggyJoystick JiggyPrije 20 dana
  • The intro😂

    Mason B.Mason B.Prije 20 dana
  • new brian alert

    Roman LanzasRoman LanzasPrije 20 dana
  • I pay full attention to that e36 everytime it's in the shot.

    Damnit ChewyDamnit ChewyPrije 21 dan

    Brendan JagersBrendan JagersPrije 21 dan
  • I have found and saved the rarest Mazda FC RX7 ever made! Now this car is rare. Really rare! Let me break this down really quick... Ever heard of the rare 100 GTUs rx7s? Only 40 have ever been claimed and only 7 are confirmed at the time of this posting! Here are the rarest rx7 FC3S models: 1500 10AE Turbo models 1400 infini 1000 winning limited 150 final edition convertible 100 GTUs... out of that 100: 83 red on black 10 black on black 7 white on blue There was only 100 GTUs models created between 1989 and 1991. If you own one of these rare models sign your car up to the registry list here on any of the rotary forums!

    Joe MaddoxJoe MaddoxPrije 21 dan
  • This is probably the best Donut media video I've seen. Informative, and not stupid annoying. I'd actually watch a series from this guy.

    Davin SturdivantDavin SturdivantPrije 21 dan
  • This guy is so good in explain the stuff that he does.

    Lanz ResurreccionLanz ResurreccionPrije 21 dan
  • Put a hard too

    mathy FTWmathy FTWPrije 21 dan
  • Micro Machines are dope.

    Thiago Albino SantosThiago Albino SantosPrije 21 dan
  • MicroMachines v4 was a blast, if only they could bring the PC games back...

    Evgenii NalpinEvgenii NalpinPrije 21 dan
  • Front probing your connectors with test leads are a good way to create wiring problem. Back probe the connectors or use an adapter for your lead that has correct pin figment for the connector you are testing.

    Joshua CollinsJoshua CollinsPrije 22 dana
  • someone buy this man a heat gun please

    james wagnerjames wagnerPrije 22 dana
  • Why can't a standalone be made that sends OBD2 codes? Is it a legal issue? could one be made that swapped between two ecus, with one capable of sending obd2 codes?

    Nathan TaggNathan TaggPrije 22 dana
  • How about rebuild the engine ? 😁😁

    Jiffy PangestuJiffy PangestuPrije 22 dana
  • Didn't even watch the video, and the answer is yes

    Alex ChulzhanovAlex ChulzhanovPrije 22 dana
  • My car, my roomates cars, and my truck all would be in trouble if we had to register or pay taxes in california lol. Smog testing be damned!

    Spartan96Spartan96Prije 22 dana
  • Zach is the test tube baby of Zach Efron and Scott Disick in his prime. Tell me I’m wrong

    D&R Productions UNLIMITEDD&R Productions UNLIMITEDPrije 23 dana
  • No way!!! I used to work for Gibby. His name is Richard Gibby. He owned a shop it SLC called The Racing Edge. He's a really great guy and great tuner.

    Stone McDanielStone McDanielPrije 23 dana
  • Can you make a video on how to use a timing light? Like a really detailed one.

    SHONUFFSHONUFFPrije 24 dana
  • Is that a Supraaaaa?

    Nic GomezNic GomezPrije 24 dana
  • Bruh this guys hair. Im not gay I just wish I had that hair

    The KC YardThe KC YardPrije 24 dana
  • Why not tune to AFR instead of a VE table?

    CreeperOnYourHouseCreeperOnYourHousePrije 25 dana
  • i wish he has pick another vehicle around 300HP. instead of this 100hp JDM feels like wasting money on dyno and tune. A dyno aroud SF cost 750 i could had all these money save up to get a old corvette more than 300hp

    edwin ruanedwin ruanPrije 25 dana
  • Hey there, I was just wondering if you guys at Donut Media have any experience with Mitsubishi tuning via ECUFlash. Im about half way through my 3g eclipse 2.4 GS to turbo build, and still a little worried about the tuning side of it all.

    halfbak3dnachohalfbak3dnachoPrije 26 dana
  • Did I see an e36???

    brandon wiltshirebrandon wiltshirePrije 26 dana
  • B2B and Money pit 💯💯💯

    Mario ReynosoMario ReynosoPrije 26 dana
  • You needed to talk faster during the MicroMachines ad read. The MicroMachines man is waiting for you to catch up.

    spudd86spudd86Prije 26 dana
  • I hate Instagram and will never use it. Are you on Facebook?

    Josh AbreyJosh AbreyPrije 26 dana
  • Favorite show on the channels

    Bobby ScottBobby ScottPrije 26 dana
  • Take a hit every time Zach says MegaSquirt.

    yammer5yammer5Prije 26 dana
  • I don't understand why you kids keep saying there's no replacement for displacement there's still no replacement for displacement Nolan has said it James has said it now you have said it it makes no sense... If you take a 1.8 l motor and put a turbo on it then it makes x amount horsepower. If you take a 777 cubic inch mountain motor and put twin turbos on it then it will make four or five or six times as much horsepower as your 1.8 l... How is a turbo a replacement for displacement when the more displacement you have the more horsepower and the more turbo you utilize to make exponential horsepower gains... That's like saying I can take a 15cc engine and put a turbo on it and make 3000 still have to have the displacement to make the exhaust to turn the freaking turbos that's why that you don't have to spool up huge cubic inch motors as long as you do a junkie Miata. Otherwise it's been nice watching you learn and keep up the good work all of y'all but just drop this stupid term

    Jeremy MacKevin CaylorJeremy MacKevin CaylorPrije 26 dana
  • You should set up the sensors and calibration before just starting a car with an unknown base map. 🤦 But did enjoy watching as have been through this a few times over the years tuning cars

    r2vdhr2vdhPrije 26 dana
  • Does your camera have dead pixels or is it from editing? I can see em scattered around on a tv.

    Dylan NeeseDylan NeesePrije 26 dana
  • This is definitely one of the more confusing episodes for me. This whole install seems so complicated!

    四世 Speed四世 SpeedPrije 26 dana
  • Me, with 180 HP: this car is slow as shit. Zach with 110 HP: OH YEAH LETS GO I'm so ungrateful.

    meme dreammeme dreamPrije 26 dana
  • Would it matter if you have a stand-alone on a pre 96? I know obd II wasn’t mandatory until after then so a lot of them would get smogged with a sniffer anyways instead of checking codes, just a question not just assuming

    Wyatt OrranteWyatt OrrantePrije 27 dana
  • 👍👍👍🌵🌵🌵

    Cocheen O.Cocheen O.Prije 27 dana
  • Where did they find this guy?

    HitmanHitmanPrije 27 dana
  • No way they really had that ad in there ahahahahaaha

    greg smithgreg smithPrije 27 dana
  • dude, I had no idea micro machines were still a thing. I still have a ton from when I was a kid in the early 90's

    Erik FontaineErik FontainePrije 28 dana
  • I love how the donut crew are a bunch of socialist enviro bios but when it’s their car it’s “keep you old ECU for when you have to make smog lol” talk about a bunch of hypocrites.

    Just_guy_ stuffJust_guy_ stuffPrije 28 dana
    • Wtf are you talking about?

      GNrangerGNrangerPrije 26 dana
  • meanwhile washington is ending emissions testing requirements for vehicle registration renewals because our air quality has improved so much

    Kuya KusumiKuya KusumiPrije 28 dana
  • Is that a Supra

    Nicholas PersaudNicholas PersaudPrije 28 dana
  • Use to live across the street from a tuner shop with a Dyno.. after sunset... oh man.. My lady and I both like cars.. but it's One thing to see super cars rolling around.. rev a bit blah blah.. but hearing 458 Italia at full Song.. my Girl mute the T.V. is that the Ferrari?? 😉yes babe.. Shop was in Stanton CA..

    At ZeroAt ZeroPrije 28 dana
  • Ok I do not drive or own a modern car, but this is still entertaining, old school cars are alive, they need what the need when they want.. your Modern car does all this for you which is cool no worries, I have two Real settings for my Carburetor and Distributor, depending on Air temp etc.. Get out of way! Or eehhh sort of saving Gas settings.. if cash is good, Let Go right now is the hilarious.. cause she's faster then she looks, which is how you want to pick your Women.. peace

    At ZeroAt ZeroPrije 28 dana
  • Micro Machine's!! Can also be used as Home Defense system.. "Home Alone" anyone?... the Proof is there man..

    At ZeroAt ZeroPrije 28 dana
  • this guy is knowledgeable af

    Alexis ParadisAlexis ParadisPrije 28 dana
  • was I the only one who raised both his fists up the moment his car hit 112.75 BHP lol? Man real happy that his car is coming together.

    lightThatcherrylightThatcherryPrije 28 dana
  • Tuning tuning

    Clockwork CalibrationsClockwork CalibrationsPrije 29 dana