There is basically an air flow sensor in your car. Depending on the voltage (recieved by the ECU) that this sensor puts out, the ECU will calculate how much fuel to put in the cylinder. This resistor goes inbetween the sensor and the ECU. Thus, the ECU will think that MORE AIR than is actually going into the cylinder is actually going in, and will thusly put in MORE FUEL to accomidate for this. Sadly, not enough air is in the cylinder (because it is technically FORCING the ecu to mis-read the amount of air) and you end up running a very rich mixture of air/fuel.
The result is a very inefficient car, and you may get a couple extra horses, but the entire thing is total bullshit. Steer clear of this thing.
Its not as bad as they made it seem. It wont "flood" your motor at a light or anything like that. It does spoof your motor into thinking its colder so it runs a little rich. Better to be rich then lean for sure, but the leaner you can run without running "too" lean the more power you´ll harness.
Think about it this way though...if you had something that did nothing bad to your car how could you yeild so much power ? I mean honestly, I´m getting a ton of power from a turbo, but if my fuel isn´t right on I´m detonating and everything else that is bad. If I could ever get the fuel computer to work right, then I would be running fine, but my gas mileage is going to look like I drive a V8 pickup.
And because I´m running boosted pressures in the cylinders I´m honestly expecting to rebuild my motor before I break 140k miles.
But in comparison I´ve given up every aspect of a sex life I ever had just to run boost in my scort...I´m happy
i dunno. I´m not trying to shortchange Blade or piss ya off, but Blade does know more than me about this type of stuff...but I still have to disagree. if the ECU dumps too much fuel into the cylinders then eventually, at one point there´s a risk of flooding it. I think it´s a scam and it´s not worth the time and money to gain "20 horsepower" did you notice the graph on there showing the power gains? it was showing graphs for like a late model V6 Mustang...in the 200 horsepower range...Now, since the title says "WOW!+20HP FORD ESCORT GT AIR/FUEL/TIMING MOD" I would think he´d use a dyno graph of an actual stock EGT compared to one after this mod...but it doesn´t. Besides, if you gain 20 hp on an Escort LX, you´d only be putting out 108 hp. You could find a 1st gen GT and still be putting out 2 more horsepower than that. without any mods.
It´s a total BS. More words and ad slogans you see in description more crup it is. Get a Turbo from eather 1.6 or 1.9 1st gen turbo escorts. Well it´s not 50$ will be something like 500$ but you´ll get your 60 extra horses
Okay, I flooded my motor once back in the beginning of Dec and the only way I did it was by having Bank no.2 in the ECU short circuit. The short caused the no. 4 injector to lock open, and the no. 2 to start sticking open, then closed.
I flooded it bad enough to get oil that made its way around the rings...not much, but a little.
But using my FPR I wasn´t able to flood the motor, and that provides more fuel then that mod. That´s why I´m sceptical about it flooding the motor.
aside from the turbo, the IC piping, and the IC "radiator", was there anything else you needed to buy to set up the turbo timing (advancing the firing), or did you just mess around with the ECU to get it to work right?
I´m strongly considering buying an EGT this spring/summer and I´d like some more torque and hp out of the engine, but I don´t want like 200hp. I don´t want to push any fewer than 25mpg, but I like a nice, powerful, nimble ride. Is there any kinda mod I can do that will give me more power, but not supercharger/turbo/nos power? How many horses over stock (a 2nd gen, let´s say at 127hp) will a nice new exhaust and intake get me?