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General Discussion / Re: Starting a new build
« Last post by Chewy1576 on February 13, 2018, 10:24:09 AM »
I was worrying about that. I wonder if I can build the T3 to T4I adapter with a wastegate port. I know that having the wastegate mounted perpendicular to the exhaust flow isn't ideal, but it may be the best I can do. I can tie the wastegate in to the crossover pipe also, but then I am only venting the exhaust pressure from 4 cylinders instead of all 8.
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General Discussion / Re: Starting a new build
« Last post by hakcenter on February 13, 2018, 08:18:37 AM »
Max boost isn't controllable with just vane position you will need a wastegate.
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General Discussion / Starting a new build
« Last post by Chewy1576 on February 12, 2018, 07:34:30 PM »
Hey guys! I’ve been poking around a few days while I’ve been waiting to pick up my HE351VE and I’ve decided on building my own controller instead of buying one. The turbo will be going on a 1997 Chevy K3500 with a 6.5L diesel. I’ve seen where others have ran this turbo with a spring actuator controlling the VGT, but I want to do it electronically, which is what brought me here. I picked up the used turbo today, off of a 2008 6.7 Cummins, but the actuator could be questionable so I want to get the Arduino built and functioning to test it. I’m looking at a DFRobot Bluno board, either an Uno or Mega equivalent, with on board Bluetooth. I’m wanting to add boost pressure and EGT sensors so the extra IO of the Mega seems appropriate, by your code is really meant for the Uno. I’m leaning toward an assembled CAN shield so I can support this project. I’ve got IDE installed, Common Code 2.0 open, and most of the libraries, but I can’t find the CAN library. When I get the controller talking to and controlling the actuator, I’ll finish out the mechanical side of the install and hopefully it runs! One big constraint is that I want to limit a max boost pressure of 12-13 PSI. My engine is stock and any more boost than that will cause problems. I’ll be doing head studs and thicker head gaskets in the future to build it up and lower compression to allow for more boost.

What do you guys think? Am I out of my mind or do you think this will work well? Is my max boost limit unrealistic, or can it be kept under control?
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Installation / Re: Beginner starting point
« Last post by Off-road on February 12, 2018, 09:42:22 AM »
Do you have a pm ability? 
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Installation / Re: Beginner starting point
« Last post by hakcenter on February 12, 2018, 08:08:15 AM »
Cab install, water tight USB is quite expensive. The harness is 6ft long, and is more like a pigtail, ie the turbo end is unfinished so you can add/trim button up.

If you're absolutely 100% want to do your own harness here's what you'll need:
Connector - x1 - https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/538-39-01-2160
Pins - x16 - https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/538-39-00-0078

Pin out : v2_0 [Lil' Blackbox]

The pin out is looking directly at the female.
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Installation / Re: Beginner starting point
« Last post by Off-road on February 12, 2018, 03:51:18 AM »
Hakcenter-

Thanks for the fast reply!

I’ve looked at both just didn’t know which was better/ which route makes install the cleanest.....

Honestly I’d be more interested in buying the standalone with a not pre-terminated harness.  I usually either end up with miles of extra harness or too short when people pre terminate them; and I would like to not have issues with that....

Also it your enclosure weather tight? Or would it need to be mounted inside the cab? 
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Installation / Re: Beginner starting point
« Last post by hakcenter on February 11, 2018, 10:04:41 PM »
If you want to go the cheapy route, ya you can get a shield, get an arduino, find a bluetooth shield with a hc-05 on it, wire some pins and use the standalone code on it.

You'll need a harness, I've got a few in now, I just need to take some pictures, glamorize them, and add them to the store.

I would suggest however to go the standalone route, mostly cause it has all that you want, and is in a protective case. Where as if you go arduino + shield (DIY) you'll need to figure out what you're going to do mounting wise, etc. My standalone has been in my glovebox for over a year, really no issues other than burning up the 328 (all units are socketed so easy to replace the PIC)
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Installation / Beginner starting point
« Last post by Off-road on February 11, 2018, 07:38:37 PM »
Hey guys,

I am looking at putting a vgt back on my truck; I just scored a he351vgt for 250 shipped with about 110k miles on it; looking to set it up differently than I did last time. 

Last time I used the banshee 2 controller from steed speed and absolutely hated it.  Couldn’t get it to tune and just hated it. 

Looking at going with the arduino board and controlling it that route.  A friend of mine, me##### suggested the lbb 2.0.  But I’m not sure what all I want to do.  What are the advantages of either setups that you offer?  Disadvantages?  I’m not afraid of fab work, or wiring.  And I want to learn coding as well; this may be the project to do it on.....

The install:  it will be going on a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 with the cummins and a 6-speed manual.  The truck has currently: mbrp dual exhaust, arp head studs, BHAF, airdog 150, quadzilla adrenaline with iQuad and v2 using a iPad mini to run it, and South bend dual disc clutch. 

I have 7x.010” injectors that will be installed with the turbo; should match well with it and help it light super fast.  I am looking for as close to zero smoke as I can get.  I want a clean truck. 

What I think I need to buy is the shield and an arduino board, the connectors and supporting wiring, and possibly some sort of Bluetooth dongle.  Am I on the right path?  I have a European android phone that I can use for tuning the turbo; but what else is needed?  Thanks in advance guys!!!
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v1.0 - v1.1 / Re: My life, My coding
« Last post by Rx7man on January 21, 2018, 09:28:25 PM »
I might pull the head on my spare motor, maybe even the cam, maybe even pistons..then do a swap and then only figure out what's up with my current mill
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v1.0 - v1.1 / Re: My life, My coding
« Last post by hakcenter on January 21, 2018, 08:33:19 PM »
I hear dat, I finally broke down and started rebuilding my motor
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