I would suspect it's because you have a '95 car (no ECTF harness plug) and a KL36 ECU which requires it.
No that is not true.... You can use an Aspec MTX Tranny with a KLZE. I believe they are referring to the fact that if your ZE is causing your fans to run constantly you may need a different ECU to fix it. If you only have 2 coolant sensors for instance but have a 93 harness with a 3rd sensor input. Your fans will run but if you then get a probinator chip he can program it so as to not have the fan on contantly. Of course the chips only work with OBD1 cars. So if you have an OBD2 and have the fan problem you may need to take an alternative action to remedy the problem such as an external on/off switch for the fan or switching to an OBD1 ECU and harness and then going with the chip.FelixTheCat said:So what's this I hear about not using my manual 5speed tranny on my current 6 with a KLZE? Is that true?
Lets not give anyone too much credit here. It's not a matter of "programming it", it's a matter of putting a 94+ chip in a '93 ECU. This way, it no longer cares about the missing sensor.Your fans will run but if you then get a probinator chip he can program it so as to not have the fan on contantly.
Word!! It's like you read my mind and put it on the screen. I couldn't figure out the simple way of saying it. And yes, there are multiple sellers of chips that will solve this issue. :tup:Fastest95PGT said:Lets not give anyone too much credit here. It's not a matter of "programming it", it's a matter of putting a 94+ chip in a '93 ECU. This way, it no longer cares about the missing sensor.
Mazda dealer told me between 1250-1500 CAD for them to do the work, plus parts.I just skimmed through this thread cause I am interested in rocking a ZE in my LS... I've read I can grab an engine for around $700-800 but that there's fakes out there. At the risk of repeating a question:
1.) What's the total cost of the complete swap without labour taken into account? Quotes from people who have got it done?
2.) I heard rumours that the Japs have different Emission laws therefore the mileage found on the ZE's is pretty low any truth to this?
3.) Quarter Mile times? I can run a 15.9 in my DE... What kinda sweetness can expect from the ZE?
If i'm making someone repeat themselves can you direct me to the post?
that's just it... driver is a big key... i know my car can run the low 15s for sure... i just have to get the launch down and im good... 2.5 60 fts suck azzFWIW, low 15's and very few high 14's have been had with DE's with Bolt On's. However, driver is always a factor
This is filled with very typical misinformation or bad mistakes etc.Hi there, I plan to buy a klze and a 5speed lsd tranny, And maybe afterward put a turbo on this little beast. My point is... can I keep the VAF of the ZE or I should get a MAF for the ZE... I saw somewhere that you cant put a VAF on a trubo is that right?
False, the end.4. The stupidest thing you could ever do, is buy a KLZE with the intention of putting a turbo on it. The DE is better made for boost, the end.
I don't disagree with you here. Just remember though, there are very few <100k mile DEs out there, so starting with a ~50k ZE or 100+k DE, they're both a little sketchy anyway.I jumped to that to easily, but I still think im right . When you factor in the cost of getting a KLZE, and swapping it, think money that could be going better to the turbo setup.
Many have debated the DE vs ZE cams for boost. My motor was fully ZE cam'd which helped keep a very responsive low end.The KLDE cams (exhaust cams from memory) are better for boost the the ZE ones?
Absolutely correct here. I didn't say 10:1 was fool proof, the 9.2:1 is definitely much safer for those who are fat fingering tunes.Compression ratio while not a big issue, is still an issue. Accidents can happen with tuning and 10:1 wont cop it as easily as 9.2(ish?) will.
If you have a fixed budget to do all your mods, then yes, a ZE is not the best route to go to get the most bang for your buck. I would never buy a ZE just to boost it, if I could get a used <100k DE for less money. But for those who can't do it all at once, starting with a ZE will give a nice NA gain, then boost it once you find it's a good and reliable motor.Mainly though, the $1000-$1500+ you spend on the engine + the swap could be better spent on a new turbo + ECU. Instead of getting a KLZE swap done then buying a $100 ebay turbo and FMU setup. I mean I did both properly, but not everyone will.