Originally Posted by Wingman703
My bad. That might have come off harsher then intended.
I'll need all the luck I can get though, so thanks.
ok I'll be nice and give it one more shot:
if your car is dying and blowing smoke, its likely super rich. in which case hightlight a large group of VE table cells around idle area and start lowering them until you can maintain an idle that's not pouring fuel through the exhaust.
then sync timing per the instructions.
then start actually setting up your car, like doing idle test and setting idle valve stuff, tuning fuel, spark, warmup, startup, and the gajillion other things.
hope that helps
PS: you gotta actually put effort into it though. it's a steep learning curve, but it's not impossible. you can't just throw up your hands in the air when a base map doesn't run the car like OEM and "ask for help" when you're not even sure what's actually wrong or what you're even asking for.
that's like saying "hey doc, something hurts, can you tell me what disease I have?"