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by br,lc,LA
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 3.6 twin turbo engine
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: 3.6 twin turbo engine

AFI has probably done enough bad business with the airboat world that enough word has spread. If you want Turbo Ecotec then DIY or maybe CBM if you can convince them to let you or someone else tune it vs their stock tunes. If you want NA then TKE make a good 2.4L package.
by br,lc,LA
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 1051

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

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by br,lc,LA
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 1051

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

I put mine inside of a Nema enclosure type console and have a tight rubber grommet around the wire entry. Never have a issue with condensation. Key is keeping moisture out and best way is to keep a good seal on top of gauges
by br,lc,LA
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 1051

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

Gmlan is GM proprietery high speed Canbus language.

The only way to go straight marine analog on an ecotec boat is add sensors you need and you can splice into the crank wiring.
by br,lc,LA
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 1051

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

There are no marine gauges that will work with GMLAN.

Option 1: Get a sealed box to put them in...
Option 2: Call marinemods.us and get a can 2 can gateway that will run Marine gauges GMLAN to NEMA2k
by br,lc,LA
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker
Replies: 75
Views: 9576

Re: Robicheaux hull rebuild, 496 stroker

Facebook Southeast TX Airboats and come join us for a ride... The Louisiana guys dont ride enough!
by br,lc,LA
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 1051

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

What OneBFC said... I refrained from responding about AFI bc I would blow up with negativity.

Enjoy your LTG! I am still in debate over LHU or LTG... LHU seems the simplest and easiest to modify at this time with aftermarket parts as I am after 500HP+ on E85.
by br,lc,LA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 1051

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

I have been told there is only a few tuners than can handle the E39A also... so I wont disagree if you can wire it for the standard E39. Also I have had to mimic speed input into the ECM on my LUV... basically taking the crank trigger signal and sending it through a signal adjuster (Dakota Digital S...
by br,lc,LA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 1051

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

If you have any wiring experience you can go to the website below and for $20 you can get the wiring info you need to build your own harness, very simple when you get down to it. Both LHU (start with a 2011-2013 Buick Regal Manual Trans) and LTG (start with 2014 or newer Buick Regal Manual Trans) ca...
by br,lc,LA
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Aircraft are running out of time lol
Replies: 74
Views: 4956

Re: Aircraft are running out of time lol

LUV 1.4L Turbo Ecotec is a reliable little toy also... good replacement for someone looking for a solid 200HP boat. Also its one of the last motors that is one of the last Ecotec motors that is not DI, its still MPFI. You can make 250HP on stock motor with aftermarket turbo and you can approach 300h...
by br,lc,LA
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: THE NEW CADILLAC
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: THE NEW CADILLAC

The 2.0 LTG was designed by GM for the Cadillac ATS originally. Some Ecotec boats are running that motor. Some of us have chosen the LHU which is the LTG predecessor found in the Buicks. Bone stock factory tune these motors make ~270hp. Tuned they can push ~400-450 stock internals. Go fully forged a...
by br,lc,LA
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: THE NEW CADILLAC
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: THE NEW CADILLAC

Turbo diesel and turbo gas are no comparison... two different combustion designs.
by br,lc,LA
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: THE NEW CADILLAC
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: THE NEW CADILLAC

Amen Russ! But they gotta spin em up to get the power to the prop. Lugging is extremely detrimental on Forced Induction motors vs NA.
by br,lc,LA
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: THE NEW CADILLAC
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: THE NEW CADILLAC

Torque is nothing but a cylinder pressure... running a motor in the peak Tq regime especially on a turbo will shorten life substantially. Gotta roll it over and let the motor make HP Just like in a truck... reach down(in this case your pocket for gearbox cash), grab a deeper gear, and put the power ...
by br,lc,LA
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: THE NEW CADILLAC
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: THE NEW CADILLAC

But if he direct drives a turbo car motor it is a big mistake... torque is useless without RPM... the prop needs shaft horsepower to convert to thrust.
by br,lc,LA
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: THE NEW CADILLAC
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: THE NEW CADILLAC

Dual overhead cams in a V8... seems like Ford did that already... Coyote!
by br,lc,LA
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LTG ecotec engine wiring help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: LTG ecotec engine wiring help needed

Thats the right one... it's not plug and play... you need wiring diagrams and it's a lot of cutting and splicing
by br,lc,LA
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LTG ecotec engine wiring help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: LTG ecotec engine wiring help needed

You confirm E39A... which is a Regal and ATS 2013-2014... E92 is very similar... stay away from Camaro and 2015+ ATS E80 ecms Best harness to start with is a 2014 Buick regal manual trans... bout $300 new from dealer... much easier than dealing with torn pullout harnesses the salvage yard destroys t...
by br,lc,LA
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LTG ecotec engine wiring help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: LTG ecotec engine wiring help needed

What ECM? E39A Or tell me the car and year model you purchased the engine from... For E39A G13 - 2 pin alternator plug should wire direct to ECM X2 (Black) pins 55 and 53 - your circuits are 23 and 25 - wire colors vary by year and car Ill check my wiring for cars that have stop/kill programming to ...
by br,lc,LA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LTG ecotec engine wiring help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: LTG ecotec engine wiring help needed

The VSS signal is very easy to manipulate. You splice the crank signal and feed a Dakota Digital SGI-5. Then feed the ECM with the Output of the SGI. You adjust (divide) the signal in the SGI so you get a 0-5mph feed when engine is idle... I read about near 0 mph at idle and it tops out ~20mph which...
by br,lc,LA
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: spray mixture
Replies: 14
Views: 1224

Re: spray mixture

LOL... well get the unscented!
by br,lc,LA
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: spray mixture
Replies: 14
Views: 1224

Re: spray mixture

buy the cheap laundry detergent which is biodegradable like XTRA or usually the store brand. Its nice to get a blast of clean mountain freshness when driving around in the funky marsh anyway.

Ill usually mix it to like 10:1 - 5 gal water to 2 qt soap
by br,lc,LA
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Whispertips setting
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Whispertips setting

what reduction ratio?
by br,lc,LA
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: New Airboat
Replies: 33
Views: 12216

Re: New Airboat

He drives a Hamant now!
by br,lc,LA
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Airboat for floundering POC
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Airboat for floundering POC

TX and LA folks do not frequent here much anymore... I check in time to time to talk with the Ecotec guys...

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