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MicroSquirt with 30″ Harness

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MicroSquirt with 30" Harness



The versatile MicroSquirt with 30″ Harness: Standalone Engine Management System, Transmission Controller or CAN I/O Expansion Module- Version 3.0

MicroSquirt with 30″ Harness is an entry-level, fully assembled ECU and universal 30″ pigtail with varied applications targeting power sports, single cylinder all the way up to 8 cylinders with up to 2 fuel and 4 spark outputs. Over 40 different ignition modes are supported from mainstream applications like GM LS1, Ford Zetec, Bosch Motronic, and Chrysler Gen III Hemis to unusual modes like Renix Jeep and the Suzuki Swift GTI.

MicroSquirt with 30″ Harness Engine Management Software Features

-Supports speed density, alpha-N (TPS based), or MAF based fuel and spark tables
-0.66 microsecond injector pulse width resolution
-Allows blending multiple load types, including specialized mode for independent throttle bodies
-Supports a wide variety of OEM cam and crank position sensors
-Accelerator pump or model based acceleration enrichment
-Closed or open loop idle speed and boost control -On/off nitrous control
-Wankel rotary support: 2 rotor engines with separate leading and trailing spark tables
-Staged injection
-Table switching
-16 x 16 fuel and spark tables
-2 step rev limiter (launch control) with no-lift shifting
-Wideband AFR target table
-Flex fuel sensor input
-Real time barometric correction (external sensor required)
-Sequential shift cut and air shifter control

MicroSquirt with 30″ Harness Transmission Control Options

MicroSquirt transmission control free firmware allows you to use MicroSquirt with 30″ Harness to control a number of electronic automatic transmissions (gearboxes). It can work standalone or integrate with one of our ECU’s over canbus.

Control applications: GM 4L60E I GM 4L80E I GM 4T40E I GM 5L40E (dev) I A341E I 41TE (dev) I Ford 4R70W I Ford E40D (dev) I Subaru W4A33 & more…

MicroSquirt with 30″ Harness CAN I/O Box Expansion

Microsquirt I/O Box firmware allows you to use a Microsquirt as a plug’n’play I/O extension box for MS3 or MS3Pro ECUs. It can offer a useful I/O addition:

-7 Analog inputs (0-5V variable)
-2 Wheel speed inputs (VR or hall type)
-2 Wheel speed (hall type) or ground-switch inputs
-1 dedicated ground-switch input
-2 high current PWM/switch ground-switching outputs
-4 mid current PWM/switch ground-switching outputs
-1 low current PWM/switch 0-12V output
-Perfect for capturing and logging vehicle speed and additional sensor data (e.g. pre- and post- intercooler temperatures, fuel pressure, oil temperature etc.)

To Use a GM 1, 2, or 3 Bar MAP Sensor with the MicroSquirt

In the illustration:

A is ground,
B is the sensor output signal to MicroSquirt,
C takes 5 Volts from MicroSquirt.

The pins are marked A-B-C on the sensor itself.

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    Is this just for motorcycles and other small engines, or can it be used in a car or truck?

    • The MicroSquirt can run regular automotive engines; it’s not just for powersports applications. It is possible to run this on a V8 in wasted spark, although it doesn’t have very much I/O to spare for extra functions when using four spark outputs.

    I’ve heard some people say it has two spark outputs and some say four. What’s the deal?

    • It was originally designed for two spark outputs, but the MS2/Extra code allows you to use WLED and ALED outputs as additional spark outputs. You will need to add resistors in the wiring harness for using them with most coils.

    Is it waterproof?

    • No, but you can make it waterproof with a bit of RTV silicone around the edge of the case.

    Are there other versions of the MicroSquirt for other functions? Transmission control or the “IO Box”, for example?

    • These all use the same ECU, just running different code to change its function and use it as a transmission control unit or I/O expansion device. See for details.

    Could I use two MicroSquirts, one running the engine and one running the transmission?

    • Yes. They would link up over their CAN networks to look like a single unit to the tuning software.

    Where is this unit made?

    • They are built in the USA – electronics, harness, and case.

    What do I need to tune this unit over USB?

    Questions & Answers

    1. 0 votes

      The MicroSquirt can run fuel and ignition on a single cylinder no problem. Reverse engineering a stock map is a bit of a challenge. If the stock ECU puts out OBD2-type codes, you could try this method from Andy Whittle's How EFI Works channel on YouTube. The MS2/Extra setting up manual also covers how to put together a startup tune.

    2. 0 votes

      For less common applications, you will want to contact our technical support team. We will be glad to go over your project in more detail.

    3. 0 votes

      This unit would be capable of running a V8 with bank to bank fueling, wasted spark ignition, and at that point it would be close to the limits of available I/O. Stepping up to something in the MS3 family like an MS3Pro EVO would allow for fully sequential fuel and ignition control as well as control over the variable valve timing.

    4. 0 votes

      We do not have any experience with aircraft safety requirements, so you are responsible for any work required by your country to demonstrate aircraft safety. That said, the MicroSquirt can operate the engine if it does not use low impedance injectors and does not use a stepper IAC valve.

    5. 0 votes

      The MicroSquirt would be able to run the fueling on a Ford V6 in bank to bank and use either a distributor or wasted spark ignition.

    6. 0 votes
      Q Can I use MapDaddy 4 BAR with Microsquirt ? answer now
      Asked on March 9, 2018 12:51 pm

      It will work, but isn't ideal. There is not a good way to mount the MapDaddy inside the MicroSquirt case, and there is no enclosure for using the MapDaddy as an external sensor.

    7. 0 votes

      The Ford V6 is fairly straightforward. You will need a QuadSpark ignition module if running the stock coil.

      An MS2 V3.57 or V3.0 would be a better choice for the TBI. We do not recommend MicroSquirt on GM TBI applications as its injector drivers cannot handle the current that the very low resistance TBI injectors use without current limiting resistors (which slow down their opening times) and does not have an output for the stepper IAC valve. The MS2 can run both of these out of the box and is a better fit for TBI applications.

    8. 0 votes

      It's 4.66" wide across the mounting ears, 3.15" end to end, and 1.66" from back to the top of the connector without the harness plugged in.

    9. 0 votes

      This unit will have full control over fuel and ignition on this car. Stepping up to an MS3 will give you more advanced boost control, traction control, individual cylinder tuning, and other high end features.

    10. 0 votes

      Yes, the MicroSquirt can run an SR20DET. If this one has a distributorless ignition, you will need to add our bolt in SR20DET trigger wheel. Please contact our support team if you have any questions.

    11. 0 votes
      Q Can this run a 7MGTE ina MK III Supra?
      Asked on February 5, 2018 2:34 pm
      There are no answers for this question yet. Answer now
    12. 0 votes
      Q What are the temperature limitations on this ECU? answer now
      Asked on January 17, 2018 10:33 am

      -40 to +85 degrees C is the minimum spec for all components in this ECU.

    13. 0 votes

      If it matches the trigger wheel shown here:


      The the MicroSquirt will have native support for this pattern. If the pattern is different, please contact us with a picture of the trigger wheel, and we will check if it can be used.

    14. 0 votes
      Q Would this be compatible with a mk3 obd2 gti vr6? answer now
      Asked on January 13, 2018 10:04 pm

      The MicroSquirt can run this engine with bank to bank fueling and distributor based or wasted spark ignition.

    15. 0 votes

      The MicroSquirt has only two injector outputs. Normally on a 3 cylinder 2 stroke, the system would use one coil that sparks all three cylinders at once, and the MicroSquirt software is set up to do this. It does not currently support 2 separate coils on a 3 cylinder unless they are triggered at the same time.

      It does, however, have boost control capabilities.

    16. 0 votes

      MicroSquirt ignition output wiring is covered starting in section 5.3 of the MicroSquirt Hardware Manual. If you have any questions, please contact our technical support department will full details of what coils you are running.

    17. 0 votes

      This system works with many cars that used Bosch engine management, but you will need to contact our support team to go over what is needed to run the ignition and some other features on this engine.

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    19. 0 votes

      This should work - just keep in mind the following limits.

      1. If your throttle body uses low impedance injectors, you will need current limiting resistors.
      2. The MicroSquirt does not have an output for stepper type idle speed control valves. If your throttle body has one of those, you could use a '90s era VW 2 wire valve instead.
    20. 0 votes

      This may be an odd fire motor, but it's not a particularly odd application - we have a number of customers using this ECU on Harley V-twins. It has two fuel and two ignition outputs, and supports many motorcycle crank trigger patterns natively.

    21. 0 votes

      We currently do not have an easy way of controlling direct injection systems - they run at around 50 to 100 volts, and need special voltage and current control circuitry. There have been some experimental installs with systems in the MS3 family using third party direct injector driver circuits, but this is highly experimental and not something documented well enough for others to duplicate.

      This would only be street legal if installed in a vehicle that predates emissions controls.

    22. 0 votes
      There are no answers for this question yet. Answer now
    23. 0 votes

      The MicroSquirt can use any voltage based MAP sensor, and works with most automotive temperature sensors. It supports most brands of wideband O2 sensor controllers as well as narrow band O2 sensors.

      For software, you'll tune it with TunerStudio.

    24. 0 votes

      You could use one MicroSquirt to control the engine and one MicroSquirt to control a 4R70W or similar transmission. If running stock Ford coil packs, you will need to use our QuadSpark ignition module as well.

    25. 0 votes

      It ships with the current stable release of MS2/Extra. As of today, November 27, 2017, that's MS2/Extra 3.4.2.

    26. 0 votes
      Q Does this have an anti lag or 2 step function? answer now
      Asked on November 14, 2017 9:40 pm

      It has a 2 step rev limiter - you can use the flex fuel or analog inputs to trigger this function. Full on rally style anti lag would require stepping up to something in the MS3 line as this is difficult to do without fully sequential injection.

    27. 0 votes

      That can work as long as you use current limiting resistors - the TBI injectors draw a lot of current. You can use GM air temperature and coolant temperature sensors and a GM style MAP sensor with this ECU.

    28. 0 votes

      The MS2 is generally a better fit on account of its stepper IAC driver. See our install article here:

    29. 0 votes

      You should be able to get an RPM signal off the fuel points without much trouble.

    30. 0 votes

      Yes, it is able to work on rotary engines as well as piston engines.

    31. 0 votes

      This isn't the first lawnmower project we've seen.

      You will need air and coolant (or cylinder head) temperature sensors, an RPM input, and a MAP or throttle position sensor. A wideband O2 will make the tuning part of the build a lot easier. I'd typically recommend sourcing the fuel delivery hardware (injectors, throttle body, and fuel pump) off a fuel injected motorcycle or scooter for small engine builds.

    32. 0 votes

      You'll need suitable sensors. It will support GM, Bosch, or many other types.

      And a wideband O2 sensor will make tuning a lot easier. This assumes you already have a suitable fuel system (injectors, pump, etc).

    33. 0 votes

      The stock CAS will require something in the MS3 family. Using a MicroSquirt would require an aftermarket CAS wheel or crank trigger.

    34. 0 votes

      For tuning software, you'll want TunerStudio.

      Note that MicroSquirt can run the Honda ignition without an EDIS4 module, or even run a distributorless ignition triggered off the factory Honda distributor pickup. EDIS is rather unnecessary at this point - and may stick you with a rev limiter intended for a Ford 1.9 CVH engine. For more details, see the Nippondenso CAS notes in the MicroSquirt Hardware Manual.

    35. 0 votes

      We have not tuned one of these bikes in house, but the MS2/Extra setting up manual walks you through how to put together a base tune, and we can help if you have any questions.

      The MicroSquirt does not have per-gear sequential shift cut features, but this is available in MS3.

    36. 0 votes

      The MicroSquirt can handle the earlier on/off VVT, but for continuously variable VVTi you will need to step up to the MS3.

    37. 0 votes

      Yes, you can trigger it from a distributor, no problem. Some of the earliest MicroSquirt installs were on engines with distributors and no trigger wheel (other than what was in the distributor, of course), before they were even released to the general public. You will also need air and coolant temperature sensors, and a wideband O2 sensor will make tuning it a lot easier.

    38. 0 votes

      Yes. The MS2/Extra software calls this a secondary load method. This stacks two fuel tables that are either added or multiplied by each other.

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      Q Compatible with a 94 Saturn SC2? answer now
      Asked on September 11, 2017 5:35 pm

      It can run the fuel and ignition, but does not have a suitable output for the factory idle speed control valve on this motor or most other GM applications.

    40. 0 votes

      Yes, if using an E4OD, you'll need one MicroSquirt for the engine and one for the transmission. See these links for MicroSquirt wiring for the TFI ignition and MicroSquirt E4OD specific wiring.

    41. 0 votes

      Yes. Its main limitation on this motor is that it doesn't have an output to drive the factory IAC valve. See notes on the 420A in the MicroSquirt Hardware Manual for more details.

    42. 0 votes

      Yes, this includes a short wiring harness.

      The MicroSquirt is basically a scaled down MS2. The PWM current limiting for low impedance injectors and the stepper IAC outputs are the main features that didn't make the cut. The overall I/O is somewhat more than a standard MS2, but you can add somewhat more I/O to an MS2 if you add enough mods to it. A MicroSquirt, by contrast, is a standard package that is only built one way.

    43. 0 votes

      All you've got to do is wire it up and tune it. See the 4G63 / Miata wiring notes in the MicroSquirt hardware manual.

    44. 0 votes

      Yes. If you run the coils in wasted spark mode, you will have ALED and WLED free for functions like boost and fan control.

    45. 0 votes

      Yes, as long as you use a thermistor type cylinder head temperature. The MicroSquirt currently does not support thermocouples for engine temperature, but there are a number of suitable thermistor type CHT sensors out there.