The MoTeC M1 series have 2 types of ECU Hardware
- ECU’s that drive Petrol Engine Port style Injectors (12V Peak and Hold)
- ECU’s that drive Petrol DI or Diesel Injectors (Up to 180V and 20 amps)
From these two main styles of hardware there are in most cases a plastic connector version and an Auto Sport Connector version. Autosport connectors are preferred by the professional racing market but other than the connector there is virtually no difference inside in most cases. So for the purposes of this update I will ignore them from now.
This leaves the following models.
M130 ECU, 2 Connectors, 60 pins and normally used to run a Petrol engine, BUT in this case can be used to run Toyota’s that have onboard injector drivers.
M150 ECU, 4 Connectors, 120 pins, same as above but used for applications requiring more inputs and outputs, 2 of the connector pins operation are identical to above meaning that they are virtually interchangeable if you want to change from the M130 to the M150.
An example of how why you would run an M150 is the Hilux Auto solution for the A340, 2 connectors run the engine etc and 2 run the Auto trans.
The M150 for double the pin count is only six hundred dollars more expensive so its worth taking that step at the outset if you can.
M142 ECU, 4 Connector 120 pins, similar to above but this hardware is to run DI/Diesel injectors.
So if its not a 1KD or 1VD etc then it will need an M142 or an M141.
The difference between the 141 and the 142 is how the injectors are actually driven.
M142 is aimed at Inductive, high current injectors and the M141 is aimed at the High voltage lower current Piezzo style of injectors.
The M142/M141 hardware is $700.00 more expensive than the 4 Plug Port Injector equivalent the M150.
M141 ECU, 4 Connector 120 pins, as above this ECU is aimed at Piezzo injectors but this doesn’t mean it cant run inductive, it just cant run higher current inductive injectors.
The other things to note is the 141 and 142 can be configured to drive the 1KD injector drivers as well as the Piezzo’s of say a Ranger engine.
If your interested for more detailed info, the Data sheets for all the ECU’s can be found here – https://www.motec.com.au/downloads/downloaddatasheets/
What is available soon
My understanding is that this or next week MoTeC will be releasing two products
- The GPR Diesel range of packages.
So this is the firmware that makes virtually ANY Common Rail Diesel engine run.
As some of you know, all the Diesel Super Utes on TV are running this software and have been for at least a year, so there will be start files for many of the Japanese based engines.
The software is 100% fully configurable, so a tuner can wire up any engine CR engine and tune it for any use they want, any pump, (one or 2 pumps), any turbo, 91 or 2 turbo’s, (including compound set up), any injectors, nitrous, antilag, launch control, 90% of the features you see used in racing around the world all come crammed into the GPR Diesel package range.
- The 1KD Hilux Plug in
This product gives you a fully integrated solution for the Hilux, so everything works inside, Dash, Air conditioning, all the normal features of the vehicle. You unplug the stock ECU and plug in an adapter box with a flying loom to your M1 ECU of choice. As the 1KD has the onboard injector Drivers the M130 ECU is used in the kit but you can opt for an M150 for more inputs etc or to use (for example) the A340 Auto Package. (separate loom and license required)
What is under development
- The vehicles you see in the Super utes have plug in adapters so the engines can be run with good start files available, but these are not vehicle integrated solutions yet, ie Dashes don’t work, aircon etc, so if your after a nice road going solution these are not available yet.
If your going racing and have your own Dash solution then there will be kits available for these soon.
- 1VD, we have the up to 2017 79 series basically done, Full integration via adapter loom.
Uses the M130 or M150 ECU, prices start from 4000.00
We are working on the Piezzo model now, can run the engine but working through the rest of the vehicle integration at the moment.
- Auto Transmission
The A340 4 speed is basically done and they are working on a few petrol based transmissions now.
The transmission package is amazing, 100% control of everything, full visualisation and control of everything going on inside, Up shift and down shift mapped against speed, you can see all ratio’s happening live, time to shift completion, Pressure control in gear, when up shifting, when down shifting, slip percentage across gears, slip percentage across the locked and unlocked converter, closed loop power control to stop clutch slip damage of either gear or lock up clutch packs, Paddle Shift Manual and Auto Mode. 10 different shift strategies driver adjustable, the list goes on.
The 1VD 200 series transmission is scheduled, not sure when they will get to it.