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Basemap Settings For First Start Post Turbo Install?

me221 garrett 2560 mk2.5 nb

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#1 Davis


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Posted 29 September 2019 - 10:04 AM

G'day All!


Exciting times as I am nearing the completion of my custom turbo install. 


Quick rundown before my question: 


2003 NB / Mk2.5 Mx5, 168,000km / 100,000 miles. 


- Garrett 2560 Turbo 

- Motorsport Electronics ME221 

- AVO Manifold & Dump Pipe 

- Bosch 540cc Injectors 

- Flowforce LS Ignition Upgrade 

- Mishimoto Z- Series Intercooler 

- Mishimoto Sandwich plate

- Braided Oil Lines 

- Custom Coolant Lines 

- Ebay intercooler piping & couplers 

- AEM Wideband 


Shooting for a conservative 130kw - 180hp (stock clutch and cam things.... ) 


With the first start fast approaching, I was looking for the avid tuners amongst us who can advise if any settings need to be adjusted prior to first start? I have already altered the injector sizing and dwell settings for the injectors/ignition and had it running (admittedly rough) whilst it was naturally aspirated with these.


Will I be safe to nurse it the 2 kilometer drive to my exhaust shop and back prior to putting it on a trailer for the 500km drive to a tuner? 


I note that Motorsport Electronics offer a 1.8 01-05 Turbo basemap, however I assume this is for Mazdaspeed Models?  




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#2 RegularJohn


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Posted 29 September 2019 - 11:39 AM

From my understanding, so long as you keep an eye on your AFR gauge, and its in a safe zone, you should be safe enough to nurse it around. 


Im in a similar position, and i have done a few short local drives, but im considering trailering it to the rolling road. 

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 09:27 PM

You can actually be very cheeky on this one so load a turbo base map for the me221 from the website they will probably have one with your injector pre loaded if not you will need to put those numbers in manually my car was drivable even got it boosting not that I recommend that. You may need to tune a few things here and there but the me221 base maps are surprisingly flexible never had a none start on any map I loaded. If all else fails valley5s will do a remote tune at a cost to get you ready to drive to tune.

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