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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:41 am 
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another few months have passed.. and still no major updates..

a friend is doing some final touches on my mini to make it suitable to transportation to Darwin, once this occurs i hope to have some more frequent updates for you all.

meanwhile i have received a couple of boxes recently with what i hope will be the radiator and hopefully a suitable AC Condenser, they both look good so fingers crossed !

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i hope to purchase a loom from Rywire in the coming weeks to make wiring a crap load easier.. partly because the interior loom i have is half missing making it quite difficult to work out what's going on.

Nick


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:52 pm 
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Just so you know, the Rywire loom may not be plug and play to your engine / ECU. Check all the sensors for what it caters for and compare to what you need.
I bought one but got rid of it again cause I decided it would be less work to mod the original Honda loom than mod the Rywire one to fit.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:41 pm 
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Harley wrote:
Just so you know, the Rywire loom may not be plug and play to your engine / ECU. Check all the sensors for what it caters for and compare to what you need.
I bought one but got rid of it again cause I decided it would be less work to mod the original Honda loom than mod the Rywire one to fit.


since my engine is standard, (besides COP) i didnt think there would be an issue

what sensor was the rywire missing that you needed ?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:06 pm 
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It's your lucky day - I found some rough notes I left for myself from 6 years ago.
Make of it what you will - I never took it any further than this so don't have answers:

Missing wires:
Air conditioning switch input
Air conditioning clutch output
Starter signal / power backup
Diagnostic plug data link
Alternator controller
Evap purge control

Extra wires not needed for Aussie car:
Knock sensor
Electrical Load detector for alternator


Now, all of these items wouldn't stop you starting the car - but I wanted AC in my car and I also was using the stock Honda Alternator which had a different plug and number of wires to the one in the Rywire kit I had at the time.
Not having the purge valve controller was an emissions issue and I wanted to be able to retain diagnostic functions.
The other thing I didn't like was the 'Mil-spec' wiring - it was really light gauge and I ran some current calcs on it for the mm² of wire and it seemed way overloaded to me. All wires were also the same colour making trouble shooting down the line with honda circuit diagrams difficult.

I could have modded the loom to make it work, but for the $800 it cost me I didn't want to butcher it and mess it up - so I sold it, got my money back, bought $80 worth of shrink wrap, insulated automotive connectors and crimpers, and modded the honda loom myself. Haven't had a single problem with it.

I'll be pulling it out of the car later this year when it gets painted - if I remember I can take photos for you of what I ended up with.


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