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Old 01-03-2017, 09:21 AM   #91
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For what it's worth I still ordered a kit from him knowing it's going to take a while and have no communication. It looks to be by far the easiest solution to run MS in these cars.
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:17 PM   #92
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..unfortunately, we are having to file a claim with Paypal since he didn't feel the need to reply to emails.

My buddy is normally fairly tolerant, but when you've got a grand hanging out there for a couple months now and no reliable response. I can understand his displeasure.

We both own businesses and know that no matter where you are in life, you still can at least get a response out to paying customers.
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:51 PM   #93
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Yep. If it gets around 60 days and he never ships your kit, probably best to get a PayPal claim opened.

EDIT: Looks like you have 180 days to file a item-not-received dispute with PayPal now.

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Old 01-04-2017, 09:00 AM   #94
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Doesn't DIYAutotune.com still sell PNP kits for the M20/M42? I think they are microsquirt based (MS2 CPU/software). Can run sequential on the M42 with some mods, sequential on the M20 requires MS3 though.

Making these is pretty time consuming. Last time I built a MS kit (and I've built several) it took like 4-5 hours of soldering. Presumably, this is just a side job/hobby for these guys and not a full time job - nobody is making a living wage selling MS kits for old BMWs.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:09 AM   #95
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The DIYAutotune kits are $800 and are somewhat plug and play. It plugs into your stock harness, but I don't believe it bolts up to the stock ECU location. You also have to splice or rewire for the IAT, MAP sensor, and wideband if you are going to use one. You'll need to come up with your own solution for the variable TPS.

Dederic's kit is nice because for $70 extra versus DIYAutotune, you get an MS2 built into a stock ECU box so it mounts right up, a wideband O2 sensor that plugs into the stock wiring harness 4-pin connector, an adapter that plugs into the stock AFM connector that wires your IAT and MAP sensor utilizing stock wiring, and a bolt up variable TPS with an adapter for stock wiring. It also comes with an M20 startup map (I am not sure if the DIY kit does).

It's just slightly more money and saves you a lot of time and effort (and probably money ultimately).

Obviously if you are electrically inclined there are cheaper options than either of them. I've built an MS2 board for a friend's car and while it was a fun project, I don't desire to do it again for my car. I also like that with this kit, you can convert back to Motronic in minutes, and don't have to splice a single wire on your engine harness.
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