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Info about my ECU, and where to find it?

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Hello, I just have a quick question. I bought a Vi-Pec ECU some years back. And I can't remember the name of the store that sold it so I can't read about it on their page, and I cant find it on the vi-pec homepage.

 

I am 99% sure it was called a "Vi-pec V44 Plugin ECU" for Nissan Silvia/180SX/200SX SR/CA Long header. I would just like to read the futures of this ecu, since I wanna check my options for running this with a dash logger.

Can anyone help me out here?

 

On the lable on the package it says:

Nissan S13/S14               PCB Rev 1.2

     BB V1.0                       Serial # 14072

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8 hours ago, kimandre92 said:

since I wanna check my options for running this with a dash logger.

Since your serial is >10000, it means your ECU does at least have a working CAN output.  So basically any CAN device that is configurable or has built in CAN templates for Vipec V series, i series, Link G4 or G4+ then it will work.  Your ECU also has a RS232 output available.

The reason this ECU is no longer on the Vi-Pec website is the V-series was discontinued about 5 years ago.  Here is an archived version of the V44 specs page just FYI:  https://web.archive.org/web/20160122231922/http://www.vi-pec.com/ecus/v44

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20 hours ago, Scott C said:

My ECU is still concealed in the package, so I have the manual. But thank you

11 hours ago, Adamw said:

Since your serial is >10000, it means your ECU does at least have a working CAN output.  So basically any CAN device that is configurable or has built in CAN templates for Vipec V series, i series, Link G4 or G4+ then it will work.  Your ECU also has a RS232 output available.

The reason this ECU is no longer on the Vi-Pec website is the V-series was discontinued about 5 years ago.  Here is an archived version of the V44 specs page just FYI:  https://web.archive.org/web/20160122231922/http://www.vi-pec.com/ecus/v44

Alright, awesome. So as long as my Dash logger have a CAN input with a template for the ECU's you mentioned I'm good to go? Not sure how the wiring works since it's a plug and play ECU? I was looking at the new AEM CD-7. I saw High Performance Academy just had a giveaway on one that was linked with a G4+

 

I'm building my car as I go, I have no experience myself and I've never installed a aftermarket ECU before. So it's a very rich learning experience for me. I have friends who are into tuning, engine building and whatever but I try to do most of my research so I don't have to nag at them every day.

 

My "plan" is to make a custom cluster with nothing but the AEM CD7 in it, I have it replace everything the OEM cluster has, indicators for blinkers, fuel, water temps, etc and also have alarms for every gauge so I don't need gauges in my car

 

Here is a picture I found that I think should give an idea 

 

 

I don't know to much about these dash loggers, anyone know any other brands that could do the same job for a better price?

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Yes the AEM dash will work.  Note they do both a display only version and a display/logger version, the display only version is quite a bit cheaper if you have no need for more logging than the ECU can provide.

AIM, MXS(logging) & MXS Strada(no logging), have similar functionality to the two AEM options.  The Strada is quite a bit cheaper than the non-logging AEM.

There are many others worth looking at that will work too: Plex tuning, Life racing, Race Technology, mechatromotive, are a few off the top of my head.   

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