Animal ran this kit on his calibra before the paralell throttle bodes (which i know own)
They modify your idle control valve with a stop screw, so its manually adjustable.
The kit basically removes the airflow metre (60% of the power gain) and instead utilizes a proper throttle position sensor to guage the opening, and fuel accordingly. The rest of the power gain comes from the fully mapable MBE ecu, which is basically a motorsport unit.
I know animal used the kit with the airflow metre in place but disengaged, which although kinda defeats the object of the system, he did it so he could swap the vauxhall ecu back on to run around town, then the MBE for special occasions. He had it rolling roaded at 162bhp (remember this is still with the airflow metre in place)
The biggest bonus is after youve fitted this lot, you are halfway to getting throttle bodies cause you already have the singly most expensive part of the throttle body setp - the MBE ecu.(all you would need to go throttle bodied is a loom 255 quid ish, and the bodies 342 quid)
no, because as i stated above, he swapped the vauxhall ecu, and the MBE ecu back and fourth. vauxhall SFI setup for day to day, then whack on the MBE for weekend fun. good idea, but ditch that airflow metre!! He kept the airflow metre cause thats what the motronic ecu uses for information gathering. Then once the MBE was plugged in the airflow metre is dead, and it uses the throttle position sensor instead. Just bear in mind, this is only what animal did, this isnt how the system works when fully installed. you ditch the airflow metre completely, put a section of pipe in its place.
Idling may be a problem for the first couple of minutes on a cold day, having said this, the MBE does have a cold start facility based on the coolant temperature sensor which is plumbed into the thermostat housing (standard). Just basically holds the revs at 1200 till the engine warms a little, then drops back to 900ish.