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  1. Chathuranga De Silva

    CAN BUS Signals feed on Electric power steering ECU

    This is the one I have for now, i took it while a quick peak inside, Ill get a better picture of the PCB and post it here. Yes thicker wires run to the motor.
  2. Chathuranga De Silva

    CAN BUS Signals feed on Electric power steering ECU

    Yes ajm, Im using a new EPS column with an early ECU. EPS Column is like all the same from the begining of time 🙂 Just four wires going in. But i have an early column as well if anything goes wrong in the initial testing. The speed sensor gives an analog signal and needed to be converted, like you said (You seemed to know your stuff 🙂 ) Toyota Yaris 2004-2007 wo ABS is the right candidate.
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    CAN BUS Signals feed on Electric power steering ECU

    It is, but, expensive and they are using the same core units such as made by koyo, jtekt or denso. Speed sensitive option is the lovely feature they have though
  4. Chathuranga De Silva

    CAN BUS Signals feed on Electric power steering ECU

    Thanks ajm for the insight. From what Ive read (painstakingly for over a month now) wheel speed sensing is a big no no in make-shift EPS. But its exactly how its done on a ABS powered vehicles. But then I will have to put an ABS unit as well. Too much trouble in that road. Im trying to see if someone would have that knowledge of figuring out how to let them talk to each other. Between Speedo cable speed sensor and EPS ECU. But then Ive read there usually two feeds to the EPS ECU at different bandwidths in order to avoid any incorrect feeds. Manual systems suck because, what if i forgot to turn it off and I get some crazy assist doing 80 on the highway ? But what you suggest is nice. Cutting off the assist after a certain speed. No one needs assistance after a certain speed. Will see about that.
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    CAN BUS Signals feed on Electric power steering ECU

    Thanks Kusumsiri, GPS was one of the options but nor reliable, bad weather and your speed sensor says you are not moving when actually you are on highway doing 100 will be chaos. I was thinking about having something like this. This nifty thing just sits around your speedo cable and sends the vehicle speed . But this guy will speak in Russian while the EPS ECU talks only Hindi (IYKWIM) 🙂 Hoping someone here know the interpretation strategy between the languages through a Arduino box. If not show me a route at least so I could go and seek. Yes, the ebay link has only the module. There are others products which has all the components. But I already got them.
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    CAN BUS Signals feed on Electric power steering ECU

    It is a rack and pinion. Thanks for the advice going to the gym. 🙂 Still wanna do it though. Running a beefier set of tires and its a pia in parking lots 😞
  7. Hi everyone, Is there anyone here have the knowledge of doing a electric power steering (EPS) conversion on a classic car ? The issue is, in a normal ca, the EPS ECU adjusts the power assist according to the vehicle speed. Higher assistance at lower speeds (like in a parking lot) and lower assistance in high speed (like in highway cruise). This is done by the CAN BUS system in the car feeding the vehicle speed tk the EPS ECU. But its obvious that classics dont have them and it needs a work around. There are modules available to buy in ebay that you can adjust the assist at you desire and not automatic. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142461763061 However, what I am looking is for a workaround that feeds the EPS ECU with vehicle speed and do it automatically. If a EPS unit is used from a non-ABS vehicle and if there is a way to feed the EPS ECU with vegicle speed with a vehicle speed sensor throigh some sort of a programme (Arduino, maybe ?) this can be achieved. Anyone here have knowledge of such ?
  8. Chathuranga De Silva

    Difference between Putty, Cataloy and Filler

    Exactly !!! Couldnt agree more. Because the so called "professionals" are acting like nothing but ametures, more and more people are trying the DIY these days. Its a good thing though. You are not easily fooled anymore.
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