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Old 07-05-2011, 09:04 PM   #8741
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.it looks like I am lifting off the throttle over 6,200rpm but I'm not. WTF? Bad TPS?
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Motor torquing and releasing throttle cable?
Good idea. Dopple, where you noticing anything like this before? I wouldn't think it would be a problem that would just suddenly appear.
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Sweet. My new job just keeps throwing easy money at me. They have a "wellness incentive plan" that pays you to stay healthy. I guess it pays off with maybe having less insurance claims when you are healthier, at least in theory. I'm assured $1200 just for taking part in this voluntary screening, and will get another $500 if I pass two, or $1000 if I have healthy scores in all, BMI (check), Blood Pressure (check) and Cholesterol (check). $2200, awesome! Nice bonus for simply staying healthy (Though in reality my health hasn't looked so great as of lately, lol) Though I won't see the money until next year. Not sure if this is legit, but I don't see why the company would lie about it. Could be fine print somewhere or something.
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Sweet. My new job just keeps throwing easy money at me. They have a "wellness incentive plan" that pays you to stay healthy.
That's really good. I get $50 a month for my wellness plan.
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Motor torquing and releasing throttle cable?
Interesting idea. About the only thing I can think to do would be to take out all the slack in the throttle cable. Will need to adjust **** and do more logging. Times like this are when living in the city is kinda "meh" as I don't have many roads I can do 1st-5th gear acceleration runs without worry.

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Good idea. Dopple, where you noticing anything like this before? I wouldn't think it would be a problem that would just suddenly appear.
It's been awhile since I've done any kinda data logging really. I did some when I swapped the engine last summer, but nothing since then as the car has been running fine. I have not noticed such issue before.
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This should get a rise out of the people:
http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=426450
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The question was: "If you're going to do turbocharging in your car, what is its difference to the supercharging?"
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:12 PM   #8749
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Am I being unreasonable?

I just bought a cheap notebook computer from Dell, partitioned the drive, put all my important **** on there (which I plan to back-up later when I get the external drive), and then last night I installed Wuri for Adaptronic and the computer would not boot. So I called Dell tech support to get a Win7 disc to reinstall. They will not send me one, they want me to send the computer in so they can image the drive, possibly erasing the partition. I'm pretty pissed about it. Right now I am thinking about sending the computer back and demanding a refund. All they have to do is send me a Win7 disc, I should not have to mail my computer back and wait 2-4 weeks for them to work on it. Either send the disc or credit my account and send a call tag for pick-up.

I know it was a dumb move to transfer files without the back-up, and I learned my lesson.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:29 PM   #8750
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They won't give you a regular Win7 disc because they don't have one to give.

Dells (like most mass-market PCs) use system-specific or family-specific system restore discs. IOW, a Latitude will use a different restore disk from an Inspiron, etc., as each one has all of the correct drivers and utilities specific to the non-industry-standard hardware on that particular model. I believe there are also some differences in bloatware package from one to the next.

Your laptop probably came with an image of one on the hard drive and the option to burn a CD from it. This may or may not still be recoverable now that you've corrupted everything.

They can provide you with a restore disc for the machine, you just need to ask for the correct thing.


If you want to be sure to rescue your data first, that's quite easy. Install Ubuntu Live onto a USB stick and boot that. It'll be able to see your windows filesystem (if there's anything left of it) and copy all of your data off the machine.


Or, if you can get far enough into the boot process where F8 gets you to the Advanced Options menu, you can try System Restore from there. (IOW, what specific error are you getting? Is the bootloader corrupted or just the OS?)
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I cannot get into the boot selection / advanced options.

Will my Win7 key on the back of the computer work with a standard Win7 Home disc?

Thanks.
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I've isolated the problem for you.
I'm ready for the era of "build your own" akin to desktop computing.
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I'm ready for the era of "build your own" akin to desktop computing.
Agreed. There are/were some options out there but they were pretty worthless.
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Will my Win7 key on the back of the computer work with a standard Win7 Home disc?
I have absolutely no idea.

Since you made such a fuss over the data, focus on getting Ubuntu running off a USB key (or a LiveCD, if your laptop has an optical drive- much easier this way) and get it booted up so you can see if the data is recoverable. It probably is- sounds to me like you just fubared the bootloader.

Link to LiveCD: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD


What the heck is "Wuri for Adaptronic" anyway?
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I have absolutely no idea.

Since you made such a fuss over the data, focus on getting Ubuntu running off a USB key (or a LiveCD, if your laptop has an optical drive- much easier this way) and get it booted up so you can see if the data is recoverable. It probably is- sounds to me like you just fubared the bootloader.

Link to LiveCD: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD


What the heck is "Wuri for Adaptronic" anyway?
Thanks.

Wuri is to Adaptronic as Tuner Studio is to MegaSquirt
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:59 PM   #8757
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Wuri is to Adaptronic as Tuner Studio is to MegaSquirt
Huh. Google returns exactly nothing on it.
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An actual Miata related question from me, for the first time in forever. Can anyone think of a sensor, or something in the stock computer that would cause the car to idle rough and try to die for the first 20-30 seconds after starting, after it sits for more than an hour or so? It will pretty much stay running if I don't touch the gas pedal, but as soon as I touch it, it spits and sputters and bogs. If I'm rolling and go WOT it will completely lose 100% power. BLAAAAHHHGGGGGG...... and then after 10-15 seconds or so the power returns completely like I flicked a switch and I am thrown back in the seat. As much as I can be with 100whp anyway.

Oh, also, I can surprise it and start it and right away pull away and get up to speed before it starts this, but it does it within 5 seconds or so, so I can't get very far or very fast by the time it starts doing it.
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Because race car?
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god i hate because race car.


i might censor it.
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