Digital Dash Upgrade - Was it Worth It?

28. Tra 2021.
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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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  • 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 MazeikaPrije dan
  • That is definetly not usable jesus christ... take it off it is a safety hazard

    Eino WäreEino WärePrije dan
  • 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

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

    kezkezPrije dan
  • 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_ PizzaPrije 2 dana
  • This is some big brain stuff that I will live vicariously through Zach.

    matt taylormatt taylorPrije 3 dana
  • 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 TurnerPrije 3 dana
  • 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 WiemerPrije 3 dana
  • 2jz swap the miata

    Alexej WeißAlexej WeißPrije 3 dana
  • The lazy vibe is giving me a headache

    General PinochetGeneral PinochetPrije 3 dana
  • Aye deadass I still get spam calls the last time I clicked on a auto insurance ad

    jay majestyjay majestyPrije 3 dana
  • Zach you are a very knowledgeable man thank you for sharing your wisdom

    joseph delabiojoseph delabioPrije 3 dana
  • You gotta get some front tires for the miata you're down to the wear bar

    Mike ThurmanMike ThurmanPrije 3 dana
  • 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 HighamPrije 4 dana
  • GtaV heavy armor car Speedometer

    VelvetMidnightVelvetMidnightPrije 4 dana
  • Give our boy some rollerblades and he's ready to start singing MMmBop!

    Declan MurphyDeclan MurphyPrije 4 dana
  • Me: that looks complicated to install. Zach: it should be pretty easy. 😳

    Eddie GonzalezEddie GonzalezPrije 4 dana
  • I learned if I want a cool looking set of gauges like this, pay someone else to do it for me.

    Major HawkerMajor HawkerPrije 5 dana
  • Never in my life have I heard someone refer to a Scotch Lock as a Vampire Clamp

    Aaron S. TerhuneAaron S. TerhunePrije 5 dana
  • it was not worth it

    Tony FooteTony FootePrije 5 dana
  • Analog over digital any day... wait until something fails and you'll agree :)

    Strat CatStrat CatPrije 5 dana
  • What is an oil pressure sensor and how does the fuel level system work?

    iman nushhiiman nushhiPrije 5 dana
  • Donut should do Superbowl ads

    John Bernard SheehyJohn Bernard SheehyPrije 6 dana
  • Damn im gay for zach and all that good stuff but that dash is incredibly horrendous...

    Aapo AunolaAapo AunolaPrije 6 dana
  • Why in the hell would you do all that? Lol

    Earl EvansEarl EvansPrije 6 dana
  • Maybe doing more homework next time... a potentiometer is nothing like a transducer.

    Alexander WoodAlexander WoodPrije 6 dana
  • 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-RichterPrije 6 dana
    • 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 SmithPrije 6 dana
  • It looks so out of place to me

    Lucas CastlesLucas CastlesPrije 6 dana
  • And to think that all of that continuity testing could have been bypassed simply by ownership of a service manual.

    Alexandar Hull-RichterAlexandar Hull-RichterPrije 6 dana
  • Loved it bro

    Anthony PendergrassAnthony PendergrassPrije 6 dana
  • Very good

    Diego FrancisDiego FrancisPrije 7 dana
  • 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 LanuchaPrije 7 dana
  • Me: trynna set up the digital dash for my Ferrari Modena “this thing is so dumb I should’ve bought that 700$ digital dash”

    123IamAnIdiot123IamAnIdiotPrije 8 dana
  • I like the more in-depth stuff.

    Zach SZach SPrije 8 dana
  • I pay for Premium so I don't have to watch stupid ads... That's an unsubscribe from me...

    Nelson StirlingNelson StirlingPrije 8 dana
    • you can skip them by using the timeline or the arrow keys

      Joe SmithJoe SmithPrije 6 dana
  • 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 bPrije 8 dana
  • can you please make a diagram on how you wired up the fuel level.....the camera man didnt do a good job...................................

    63W63WPrije 8 dana
  • It might be utilitarian, but this dash is just ugly

    OJOJPrije 8 dana
  • I'll stick with the regular one. Although entertaining, looks like too much nonsense for a fix that didnt need fixing. But do you.

    WrecksMoWrecksMoPrije 9 dana
  • Megasquirt

    david maldonadodavid maldonadoPrije 9 dana
  • 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

    TheWhiteBruceLeeTheWhiteBruceLeePrije 9 dana
  • 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 JPrije 9 dana
  • Oh, heck yeah.

    Brian LingdenBrian LingdenPrije 9 dana
  • This man needs a powerblock TV show

    Evan McAuleyEvan McAuleyPrije 9 dana
  • Left picture on thumbnail is my gas rn

    Anthony GraggAnthony GraggPrije 9 dana
  • Growing his hair out was Zach's second best life decision after joining donut

    Toby WoodToby WoodPrije 9 dana
  • how to flex ur donuts? a. do donuts b. eat donuts c. watch donut d. all of the above

    dokier pokerdokier pokerPrije 9 dana
  • I would love to see a video on fixing the timing on a Miata from you guys.

    CodesCodesPrije 9 dana
  • The further along i get in UTI, the more and more I understand what you’re saying

    GringGringPrije 9 dana
  • 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.

    TylerTylerPrije 9 dana
  • 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 viniciusPrije 10 dana
  • This man is the smartest of all Donut Media. Change my mind...

    Calvin WhitleyCalvin WhitleyPrije 10 dana
    • Well, Science garage was cool too but he's actually modifying his car.

      Brian LingdenBrian LingdenPrije 8 dana
  • U guys should make a podcast

    ChicagoRocks01ChicagoRocks01Prije 10 dana
  • Whoever picked the music selection deserves a raise. That snap-on hat never looked so smooth jazz sexy

    Joshua FunkJoshua FunkPrije 10 dana
  • 11:14 anyone know what that tool is called?

    Bram Van BreukelenBram Van BreukelenPrije 10 dana
    • He used a wire stripper.

      Brian LingdenBrian LingdenPrije 8 dana
  • "Lets get into it" = "First step, jack up your car."

    Andy KingAndy KingPrije 10 dana
  • They got me to watch that commercial on HRex Premium. That's skill.

    Jerome McCuinJerome McCuinPrije 10 dana
  • 4:07 that's Raspberry Pi OS... yet the site claims it's a "DD-EFI Computer" Bit suspicious ngl

    Oliver GaskellOliver GaskellPrije 10 dana
  • That ad intro tho 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Jose MorenoJose MorenoPrije 10 dana
  • You should make a video about replacing that digital dash with an analogue one. I think it'll be 'smoother'.

    M de VriesM de VriesPrije 10 dana
  • How long does it take to boot your dash?

    Carl SiemensCarl SiemensPrije 10 dana
  • Who else is waiting for “air suspension - is it worth it?”

    Akash KumarAkash KumarPrije 10 dana
    • "magnetic suspension- is it worth it"

      lil shitlil shitPrije 10 dana
  • could y'all do a Mazda RX-8 Money Pit

    Graham BurnsedGraham BurnsedPrije 10 dana
  • Please do a "How to build a CO2 Purge Kit". Asking for a friend... hehe.

    Marlon WewelMarlon WewelPrije 10 dana
  • What's the reasoning behind soldering some places, crimp connecting others, and then also using vampire connectors?

    Lee HamrickLee HamrickPrije 10 dana
  • This man is too smart for me

    Hamza MushabHamza MushabPrije 10 dana
  • My Grandpa wants his soldering iron back!

    SirWalterSirWalterPrije 10 dana
  • Why does he need a resistor for that wire? Can someone shed light please?

    Austin BranscombAustin BranscombPrije 11 dana
  • Imagine paying 700$ for a gaming pc and getting 5 fps. I'm disappointed Zach.

    Austin BranscombAustin BranscombPrije 11 dana
  • add was amazing🤩 👏

    James ElliottJames ElliottPrije 11 dana
  • That was pretty cool. Plenty of detail but somehow avoided being too boring. Well done.

    Mark BlanceMark BlancePrije 11 dana
  • The showcase of skills and time is stupendous, zac deserves alot more then what he gets. ill just keep it vauge like that

    Alex QuinonesAlex QuinonesPrije 11 dana
  • nah you gotta replace that dash bro. sorry. if it’s lagging that that probably means it was poorly built, meaning the CPUs shit or there’s not enough ram

    Ryan LevinRyan LevinPrije 11 dana
  • Where’d you get your hat from?

    Daniel LomeliDaniel LomeliPrije 11 dana
  • That dash looked amazing at the end! Such a little detail but it completes the interior.

  • I love the "im walking over here" laugh track cuz of the way he's walking, "oh snap the guages are right there" plays laugh track again lmaoo

    Boom SquadBoom SquadPrije 11 dana
  • This is pretty cool however I still love my old liquid filled ones

    Kirk WolfeKirk WolfePrije 11 dana
  • Very interesting

    rodney josephrodney josephPrije 11 dana
  • Great video. Very helpful. Thanks!

    Christopher T.Christopher T.Prije 11 dana
  • Zach just gets stuff done. Most people would swap in that dash on a project car and would just leave that stuff and say they were going to get it hooked up forever and never do it lol...

    Tucker BeattieTucker BeattiePrije 11 dana
  • Not gonna lie I bought a MB recently due to this show as I want to build along haha

    OldHunter RazielOldHunter RazielPrije 11 dana
  • Such a good ad, bois.

    Mark XMark XPrije 11 dana
  • Damn thats sick

    matchezzmatchezzPrije 11 dana
  • Digital Dash Upgrade - was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY NOT So much of effort on putting a digital dash that is struggling to show an rpm reading. The high quality panel ensures you cringe each time you see it move. An led bulb based reader from 90s car does a far better job than this! Zach has done a really awesome job. It would have paid off if the product had lived up to the mark.

    Ganesh ShajiGanesh ShajiPrije 11 dana
  • Horrible screen solution, so laggy and ugly. You can write down numbers before it updates on the screen....

    TheUbeermenchTheUbeermenchPrije 11 dana
  • Is there anything this man cannot do???? I’m always hella impressed

    Magical WizzardMagical WizzardPrije 11 dana
  • wow that was super cool man

    Anthony CiccarielloAnthony CiccarielloPrije 11 dana
  • :D

    ZackTheMuffinManZackTheMuffinManPrije 11 dana
  • I like the more comprehensive, deep dive, "in the weeds" style of this video. More of that, please. Thank you

    Chris BookChris BookPrije 11 dana
  • 3:00 dude it does not look half done, it looks half ass done

    felicianoabefelicianoabePrije 11 dana
  • I laughed at "stupendous" more than I shold have

    AlexeyAlexeyPrije 11 dana
  • Very cool I liked it a lot and learned lots too! any episode with Jobe is a great one!

    DaveyJonesDaveyJonesPrije 11 dana
  • looking good! although i will say the lag in the gauge would still drive me crazy. id probably get something with more ram, or something that would make it smooth

    Helixial 2409Helixial 2409Prije 11 dana
  • Bro...when i saw the HP meter when he hit is back... I about spit out my beer.

    genthbagenthbaPrije 11 dana
  • I wanna be you so bad 😫

    bulltimer salinasbulltimer salinasPrije 11 dana
  • Pls do this for an xj

    BossBossPrije 11 dana
  • Quality Content!

    Jonathan GuzmanJonathan GuzmanPrije 11 dana
  • This is the best commercial/ad i have ever watched!

    Robbie OwensRobbie OwensPrije 11 dana