DIY - 1990-1994 1/2 EJ22 Subaru Conversion with stock ECU

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merlin048
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Re: DIY - 1990-1994 1/2 EJ22 Subaru Conversion with stock ECU

Post by merlin048 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:53 pm

Your coverage of installation is excellent. All I am worried about is the wiring looks like a professional nightmare. Is it as bad as it looks?
I built a 1974 karman ghia 2180. I was good but needed another 100 HP.

WalterS
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Re: DIY - 1990-1994 1/2 EJ22 Subaru Conversion with stock ECU

Post by WalterS » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:56 am

Hi,
Im new to this forum. I really liked Tim's contribution and had to join. I just completed my conversion and the EJ20 seem not to start but cranks. I need a troubleshooting procedure since i wired the ECU following Tim's posts. Any help where to start?

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Re: DIY - 1990-1994 1/2 EJ22 Subaru Conversion with stock ECU

Post by surfbeetle » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:48 pm

WalterS wrote:
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:56 am
Hi,
Im new to this forum. I really liked Tim's contribution and had to join. I just completed my conversion and the EJ20 seem not to start but cranks. I need a troubleshooting procedure since i wired the ECU following Tim's posts. Any help where to start?
First I suggest creating your own thread so you can put in all of your details, is the engine new, used, JDM, etc. With that said, you need to start basic troubleshooting. Fuel, air, spark? The ecu will handle the spark assuming that it's wired properly, but you should pull your spark plugs to check them. You can pull a plug and see if there's a spark when cranking. Be careful when doing this. Air is a given, so the next is the fuel. I had the same issue, it would crank but not start. I pulled the injectors and soaked them in fuel injector cleaner for a week. The car started after reinstalling. You may also need to check your fuel pressure.
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WalterS
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Re: DIY - 1990-1994 1/2 EJ22 Subaru Conversion with stock ECU

Post by WalterS » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:37 am

Thank you for the info Surfbeetle. I will do that and hopefully will get going.

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Re: DIY - 1990-1994 1/2 EJ22 Subaru Conversion with stock ECU

Post by Thesatelliteguy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:56 pm

Tim! I found you again! Ive taken a pretty long hiatus from that VW but Im ready to get back into it. The poor car has been sitting for about 2 years now.About a week ago I got a starter adapter from westy adventures and a starter out of a 1996 jetta TDI, put a new battery in it and started to "revive" the thing.
It still has a code for idle air control valve, which i havent a clue about. The throttle response is iffy, too much and it just falls on its face. And a knock sensor code, which i do know about. That motor is knocking bad!! I dont really know how to diagnose it with out taking the engine apart. Any ideas?
Also, another thing i absolutely dont know about and makes me laugh. The computer started smoking yesterday on a test drive. lol I was cruising along and came to a stop. the engine dies. i hit the starter and its acting like it doesnt have the power to turn it over. Then i hear this sizzel and i look back and smoke is bellowing out of the computer. I disconnect the battery, get out of the car, pout for a second, contemplate what to do, get back in the car and hit the starter. The thing turns over and fires up just fine and i drive home, the motor seeming to run better then before. Hahah, i dont know what to do about that one...
Any way, im sure ill be bugging you on here in the near future.

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