The Eclipse started last night. I finally finished reassembling everything, double-checked my work, and turned the car over...and nothing. Bah, forgot to plug the fuel pump back in. Okay, turn it over, and...nothing. What's that sound? Sounds like...fluid spilling? Oh crap. I shut the car off, got out, and could smell the gasoline that had just dumped all over the floor. Grr, I apparently forgot to tighten down (DOH!) the inlet of the fuel filter. Took care of that, did some minor clean-up, turned the car over, and now it sounds like a lawnmower that the owner forgot to fill with oil. Whoops, forgot to reverse the plug wire order (DSMlink is based on a 1995 DSM ECU, and the firing order of that ECU is the reverse of my original 1999 ECU). Swap the wires, turn the car over, and...VROOM. Idled perfectly.
There's a couple of rough edges I need to take care of tonight. Specifically,
I have a massive leak in my turbo intake pipe (which I have partially capped
off now, but I'll finish off with JB-Weld tonight), I need to trim down a
couple of hastily-installed vacuum hoses, the strut bar needs to be
reattached, and I need to get my hands on a boost gauge, since my gauge is
in the Laser now, and I'm in no hurry to take it out again. But these are
mostly little things; the car is pretty much ready to go at this point,
which means I need to spend a whole lot of time working with DSMlink and
tuning the car.