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Some Safety Precautions

To reduce the chance of personal injury and/or property damage, the following precautions must be carefully observed:


In order to install Megasquirt succesfully, you will need additional information than what is contained in the MegaSquirt® documentation. It is not possible to provide exhaustive documentation for every combination of vehicle and fuel system components. In order to have the information you will need, be sure you acquire, read and understand:

In the shop, you need to:

Mechanical Repair/Modification

Electrical Repair/Modification

Fuel System Repair/Modification

Elimination of fuel spills or leakage from vehicles, in combination with adequate ventilation and control of ignition sources, is the most effective way of preventing flammable liquid fires in the shop environment. Safety measures in any work area used for automotive maintenance, repair, or modification should also include the following:

NOTE: Despite special precautions being taken to first drain fuel-filled components, spillage/leakage can still occur. If work on these components is required, it should not be done without first draining fuel in an area specifically designed for this purpose (i.e. no ignition sources in immediate area, proper trouble lights, proper ventilation, readily accessible fire extinguishers, etc.), and should only be done under the constant supervision of a trained professional mechanic. Drained fuel should be stored in listed safety containers that are kept closed when not in use.

It is important to understand that these precautions are not exhaustive, because it is impossible to warn of all the hazardous consequences that might result from failure to follow all of the applicable safety and proper usage guidelines in the respective owner's manuals for tools and equipment, assembly, wiring, and tuning. You MUST research any and all components, equipment, tool, material, and shop safety requirements yourself to ensure that you and your property are safe at all times.

MegaSquirt® and MicroSquirt® controllers are experimental devices intended for educational purposes.
MegaSquirt® and MicroSquirt® controllers are not for sale or use on pollution controlled vehicles. Check the laws that apply in your locality to determine if using a MegaSquirt® or MicroSquirt® controller is legal for your application.
©2004, 2005 Bruce Bowling and Al Grippo. All rights reserved. MegaSquirt® and MicroSquirt® are registered trademarks. This document is solely for the support of MegaSquirt® boards from Bowling and Grippo.