K series EU2 vs EU3 with Emerald

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david nelson
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K series EU2 vs EU3 with Emerald

Planning on using an K6 Emerald on my K series. current configuration is EU3 however I have all the its to change back to EU2. Other than the £175 it would save me going back to EU2 what is the real diffrence?

 

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Are you on throttle bodies? I think (certainly the earlier) Emerald can't drive the EU3 IACV, only the EU2 one. If you have TBs you probably won't have an IACV to worry about.

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it will be a k6 so the later version. yes on throttle bodies.

 

thanks David 

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The K6 can drive the EU3 IACV with no issues, has been able to for some time. The advantages of EU3 are close coupled coils and HT leads rather than distributor cap and leads , these give better protection in adverse conditions as they are totally enclosed giving a modicum more reliability (no moving parts) and sequential injection which can improve emissions.

You can hardwire the connector and save the cost of the EU3 adaptor, a bit of patience and a crimper/soldering iron and 2-3 hours poring over the connectors and you can do a workmanlike job. I have a wiring schematic here.

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Thanks Dave. I can see a few pros and cons. If I go back to eu2 then I can sell all my eu3 bits and kmaps ecu. That would help with some of the cost towards the jenveys. Eu3 sounds technology has the edge. Guess I could go wasted spark with the eu2. Thinking time. Thank

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Emerald also have plug and play looms on their site if you prefer too

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I think that was the point of avoiding £175 (the cost of the plug and play adaptor..).

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