Digital Dash Upgrade - Was it Worth It?

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So we opted to go the fancy route and swap our Miata gauge cluster for a supercar-like digital dash! Now the problem is that we can’t read fuel levels or oil pressure! So today we fixed those problems by adding some aftermarket bits to our ECU!

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  • Y’all teach me more than what I learn in my electrical class at UTI🤣🤣

    Leo HLeo HPäev tagasi
  • Did I see that the CPU for that thing is a raspberry pi? Might be the reason for the lag. It's not a fast processor.

    Tyler ButikoferTyler Butikofer5 päeva tagasi
  • So not worth it lol

    nope nowaynope noway8 päeva tagasi
  • his car is soooo clean 😭😭😭

    sorasora9 päeva tagasi
  • I paused the video at 2:00 just to tell you that was the best ad I've ever seen

    Santoro ProjectSantoro Project11 päeva tagasi
  • great content. But that "fixed" lag would drive me crazy! It's not fixed at all!

    apostolis anastasiouapostolis anastasiou13 päeva tagasi
  • thats still some awful refresh rate tho

    Karlo BrutaloKarlo Brutalo14 päeva tagasi
  • That dash is pre shit....the lag is enough to deter me

    tonyfkntonyfkn14 päeva tagasi
  • I'm sorry but that dash is dogshit

    Jordi PJordi P16 päeva tagasi
  • Andy shanefelts brother..

    Christina Marie HicksChristina Marie Hicks18 päeva tagasi
  • Very cool content 👍🏻

    Eddie CordovaEddie Cordova18 päeva tagasi
  • i didnt understand a thing but still enjoyed it

    Dj PorscheDj Porsche20 päeva tagasi
  • For the display, I think the refresh rate should be increased to at least 60 Hz (my preference would be at least 100 Hz). Also, I much prefer traditional speedometers to GPS-based speedometers. Lower latency, and no need to worry about signal coverage.

    Amaroq StarwindAmaroq Starwind22 päeva tagasi
  • ZACK Please don't use those red connectors they're POJ...please you'll look more professional, red connectors are known to faillllllllll!!!!!!! thanks, nice show, love Donut!!!

    Denis FontaineDenis Fontaine24 päeva tagasi
  • Any competent 12V tech will tell you those "Vampire clamps /quick splice connectors" are CRAP. The first bump you hit, or moisture/humidity, all bets are off. You want a foolproof install, solder, dilectric grease and tape, period! I've redone too many aftermarket alarm/remote starter installs with those crappy connectors to count.

    kwakman99kwakman9924 päeva tagasi
  • If what you had prior was working then no it wasn't worth it.

    bvrsqzrbvrsqzr24 päeva tagasi
  • Watching this series is like the ultimate car porn.

    Jericho Jordan ShaufJericho Jordan Shauf24 päeva tagasi
  • Aren't engine vitals.....Vital?

    EMHS RacingEMHS Racing26 päeva tagasi
  • That's not a special ECU... That's windows 7 lol

    Runed0SRuned0S26 päeva tagasi
  • Is there a version of this video in which he talks less and does more?

    AliReza SadeghiAliReza Sadeghi27 päeva tagasi
  • splice connectors are terrible to use. you should always solder your connections for best results.

    Munky InamansuitMunky Inamansuit27 päeva tagasi
  • Donut should do an electrical video. Basic soldering, schematic reading and proper care and feeding of a multimeter? It seems to be a major tripping point for a lot of motorheads.

    Eric WolfordEric Wolford27 päeva tagasi
  • 2.6v resistance 😂

    Michal AugusiakMichal Augusiak28 päeva tagasi
  • You wanna watch a donut channel, talk about donuts, while a guy eats donuts, with a guy doing donuts, eating a donut, on a donut channel, for a donut video, surrounding the guy eating donuts by donuts by another guy eating donuts for the people who film the donut videos for there donut channel? I said this out loud and surprised my self cause i said it in about 2 seconds flat. (Not surprising considering i talk fast as hell.)

    J HortJ Hort29 päeva tagasi
  • That looks fuckin' mint bud giver a ripski for us...

    EnviousEnviousМісяць tagasi
  • Zzz...zzz...zzz...😴

    McDaMcDaМісяць tagasi
  • loved the video. zach is a badass. the intro was about as quality as it gets.. for the algorithm. amazing as always.

    MongloidMongloidМісяць tagasi
  • The lag issue on the screen is because the CPU is way too slow. In other words, the raspberry pi isn't good enough for that job.

    Keith JonesKeith JonesМісяць tagasi
  • And that, my friends, is the pinnacle of ads!!!🎩

    Denzil Jr WrightDenzil Jr WrightМісяць tagasi
  • Make the dash 60 or 120fps if you can. You can monitor things more real time that way.

    István IlosvaiIstván IlosvaiМісяць tagasi
  • You actually do the best adverts!

    Joseph SalterJoseph SalterМісяць tagasi
  • Why did you take the motor outta the sx

    Kooligan 907Kooligan 907Місяць tagasi
  • zack you need to close tuner studio on the dash and set the baud rate to 115200 on whatever usb port the megasquirt is hooked up to. you can just search how to do it on google. its a raspberry pi so it should be easy, i have basically the same setup in my car and the dash runs super smooth with the higher baud rate. please do it so the comments about the slow refresh rate of the screen will stop.

    James MazeikaJames MazeikaМісяць tagasi
  • That is definetly not usable jesus christ... take it off it is a safety hazard

    Eino WäreEino WäreМісяць tagasi
  • Oh wait, it’s important to have a gas gauge??? I know how many miles it takes for me to be on empty I would have made sure the heat shrink was yellow that way I wouldn’t loose it Time for an oil change anyways

    NeroNeroМісяць tagasi
  • Been a while since i watched donut and man... i’ve been missing out on some good stuff.

    kezkezМісяць tagasi
  • I seriously think a Raspberry Pi 4 would make the refresh even better. Judging by the performance of that Rasbian based Linux environment, that looks like a Raspberry Pi Zero. I really think part of that lag, is system lag. Even navigating menus looks sluggish.

  • Can’t believe he did this to a 💩 box😂😂

  • Great video! Keep it up!

    Pistons_n_ PizzaPistons_n_ PizzaМісяць tagasi
  • This is some big brain stuff that I will live vicariously through Zach.

    matt taylormatt taylorМісяць tagasi
  • You NEED to use a manual gauge while setting a digital sensor - this is your reference for making any slope or offset adjustments to the DAC.

    Brandon TurnerBrandon TurnerМісяць tagasi
  • Computers can’t read resistance, they read the voltage drop or voltage divide created between a fixed pull up or pull down resistor in the computer and variable resistor which is your inputs and sensors.

    Troy WiemerTroy WiemerМісяць tagasi
  • 2jz swap the miata

    Alexej WeißAlexej WeißМісяць tagasi
  • The lazy vibe is giving me a headache

    General PinochetGeneral PinochetМісяць tagasi
  • Aye deadass I still get spam calls the last time I clicked on a auto insurance ad

    jay majestyjay majestyМісяць tagasi
  • Zach you are a very knowledgeable man thank you for sharing your wisdom

    joseph delabiojoseph delabioМісяць tagasi
  • You gotta get some front tires for the miata you're down to the wear bar

    Mike ThurmanMike ThurmanМісяць tagasi
  • You should get the Powertune digital dash from australia. Its $500 USD, heaps of layouts already, easy to set up and completely plug and play. Dont have to do the massise set up for it, like what you are doing now. The powertune dash is connected through canbus and gives you live real time readings onto your display

    Brodie HighamBrodie HighamМісяць tagasi
  • GtaV heavy armor car Speedometer

    VelvetMidnightVelvetMidnightМісяць tagasi
  • Give our boy some rollerblades and he's ready to start singing MMmBop!

    Declan MurphyDeclan MurphyМісяць tagasi
  • Me: that looks complicated to install. Zach: it should be pretty easy. 😳

    Eddie GonzalezEddie GonzalezМісяць tagasi
  • I learned if I want a cool looking set of gauges like this, pay someone else to do it for me.

    Major HawkerMajor HawkerМісяць tagasi
  • Never in my life have I heard someone refer to a Scotch Lock as a Vampire Clamp

    Aaron S. TerhuneAaron S. TerhuneМісяць tagasi
  • it was not worth it

    Tony FooteTony FooteМісяць tagasi
  • Analog over digital any day... wait until something fails and you'll agree :)

    Strat CatStrat CatМісяць tagasi
  • What is an oil pressure sensor and how does the fuel level system work?

    iman nushhiiman nushhiМісяць tagasi
  • Donut should do Superbowl ads

    John Bernard SheehyJohn Bernard SheehyМісяць tagasi
  • Damn im gay for zach and all that good stuff but that dash is incredibly horrendous...

    Aapo AunolaAapo AunolaМісяць tagasi
  • Why in the hell would you do all that? Lol

    Earl EvansEarl EvansМісяць tagasi
  • Maybe doing more homework next time... a potentiometer is nothing like a transducer.

    Alexander WoodAlexander WoodМісяць tagasi
  • You didn't answer the question of the video title. Was the electronic dashboard worth it? What does it do that your stock gauges don't do just as well?

    Alexandar Hull-RichterAlexandar Hull-RichterМісяць tagasi
    • I know!!!! It seems to me like a $700 waste of time. Not only does it seems useless it looks far worse than stock gauges do. If you are going to make changes to your instrument cluster make a instrument pod not this garbage!!!!

      Joe SmithJoe SmithМісяць tagasi
  • It looks so out of place to me

    Lucas CastlesLucas CastlesМісяць tagasi
  • And to think that all of that continuity testing could have been bypassed simply by ownership of a service manual.

    Alexandar Hull-RichterAlexandar Hull-RichterМісяць tagasi
  • Loved it bro

    Anthony PendergrassAnthony PendergrassМісяць tagasi
  • Very good

    Diego FrancisDiego FrancisМісяць tagasi
  • I like how the policy in the new studio was no personal project cars. So Zach just started using everyones personal car for Money Pit and they are all in there anyway

    Joe LanuchaJoe LanuchaМісяць tagasi
  • Me: trynna set up the digital dash for my Ferrari Modena “this thing is so dumb I should’ve bought that 700$ digital dash”

    123IamAnIdiot123IamAnIdiotМісяць tagasi
  • I like the more in-depth stuff.

    Zach SZach SМісяць tagasi
  • I pay for Premium so I don't have to watch stupid ads... That's an unsubscribe from me...

    Nelson StirlingNelson StirlingМісяць tagasi
    • you can skip them by using the timeline or the arrow keys

      Joe SmithJoe SmithМісяць tagasi
  • The refresh rate is still much too low for my liking it feels like I'm dropping fps just looking at it, i can't imagine driving with it lol

    Ferny bFerny bМісяць tagasi
  • can you please make a diagram on how you wired up the fuel level.....the camera man didnt do a good job...................................

    63W63WМісяць tagasi
  • It might be utilitarian, but this dash is just ugly

    OJOJМісяць tagasi
  • I'll stick with the regular one. Although entertaining, looks like too much nonsense for a fix that didnt need fixing. But do you.

    WrecksMoWrecksMoМісяць tagasi
  • Megasquirt

    david maldonadodavid maldonadoМісяць tagasi
  • Getting things to read right shouldn’t be an issue. DIYautotune has great customer support and will give you the exact numbers to use based on what the computer is reading

    TheWhiteBruceLeeTheWhiteBruceLeeМісяць tagasi
  • Man uses a heat gun for the heat shrink you know u could use a lighter if u have one and plug all that in

    Mr JMr JМісяць tagasi
  • Oh, heck yeah.

    Tyrus MadsdenTyrus MadsdenМісяць tagasi
  • This man needs a powerblock TV show

    Evan McAuleyEvan McAuleyМісяць tagasi
  • Left picture on thumbnail is my gas rn

    Anthony GraggAnthony GraggМісяць tagasi
  • Growing his hair out was Zach's second best life decision after joining donut

    Toby WoodToby WoodМісяць tagasi
  • how to flex ur donuts? a. do donuts b. eat donuts c. watch donut d. all of the above

    dokier pokerdokier pokerМісяць tagasi
  • I would love to see a video on fixing the timing on a Miata from you guys.

    CodesCodesМісяць tagasi
  • The further along i get in UTI, the more and more I understand what you’re saying

    GringGringМісяць tagasi
  • That's maybe 7-10 FPS after *fixing* the lag. That would drive me nuts. I wouldn't do this mod without 144fps/144Hz and for a simple GUI I don't see why that isn't possible. I also wonder how this thing is in the daylight. A very important consideration when driving a convertible.

    TylerTylerМісяць tagasi
  • You need a fueltech ft600 ecu, is a better dash and a better ecu, justa call then e enjoei a better aftermarket ecu

    marcos viniciusmarcos viniciusМісяць tagasi
  • This man is the smartest of all Donut Media. Change my mind...

    Calvin WhitleyCalvin WhitleyМісяць tagasi
    • Well, Science garage was cool too but he's actually modifying his car.

      Tyrus MadsdenTyrus MadsdenМісяць tagasi
  • U guys should make a podcast

    ChicagoRocks01ChicagoRocks01Місяць tagasi
  • Whoever picked the music selection deserves a raise. That snap-on hat never looked so smooth jazz sexy

    Joshua FunkJoshua FunkМісяць tagasi
  • 11:14 anyone know what that tool is called?

    Bram Van BreukelenBram Van BreukelenМісяць tagasi
    • He used a wire stripper.

      Tyrus MadsdenTyrus MadsdenМісяць tagasi
  • "Lets get into it" = "First step, jack up your car."

    Andy KingAndy KingМісяць tagasi
  • They got me to watch that commercial on EEtvs Premium. That's skill.

    Blended Family ManBlended Family ManМісяць tagasi
  • 4:07 that's Raspberry Pi OS... yet the site claims it's a "DD-EFI Computer" Bit suspicious ngl

    Oliver GaskellOliver GaskellМісяць tagasi
  • That ad intro tho 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Jose MorenoJose MorenoМісяць tagasi
  • You should make a video about replacing that digital dash with an analogue one. I think it'll be 'smoother'.

    M de VriesM de VriesМісяць tagasi
  • How long does it take to boot your dash?

    Carl SiemensCarl SiemensМісяць tagasi
  • Who else is waiting for “air suspension - is it worth it?”

    Akash KumarAkash KumarМісяць tagasi
    • "magnetic suspension- is it worth it"

      lil shitlil shitМісяць tagasi
  • could y'all do a Mazda RX-8 Money Pit

    Graham BurnsedGraham BurnsedМісяць tagasi
  • Please do a "How to build a CO2 Purge Kit". Asking for a friend... hehe.

    Marlon WewelMarlon WewelМісяць tagasi
  • What's the reasoning behind soldering some places, crimp connecting others, and then also using vampire connectors?

    Lee HamrickLee HamrickМісяць tagasi
  • This man is too smart for me

    Hamza MushabHamza MushabМісяць tagasi