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Old 12-26-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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I got a fm2 kit with link. Everytime when i start up the car, i got to wait for like 5 seconds, is there anyway i can do to not wait at all?

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why do you have to wait?
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They said it has to reflash the ecu or something. I'm not sure but if i don't wait it won't start.
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Sounds like start settings to me. You just need more fuel for starting the car.
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so I can't do anything about it? unless I got for different ecu
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all that is for is the map to get a current reading of the barometric pressure outside. it should not affect start up. if your in such a hurry that 3 seconds is gonna kill you, don't wait, just start it up. i usually can't tell a difference if i wait or not. but i always wait the 3 seconds.
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it won't start if I don't wait for it. And the purpose of a hurry start is i wanna install an autostart alarm, but autostart won't allow any wait time.
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I don't think that there is a way around it. It waits for the fuel pump relay to click from what I can remember.

It was fun on my first track day when I spun the car in turn 1 at Barber and wound up sitting in the middle of the line. My instructor: "Start the car, start the car, start the car!" Me: (Just be patient, it will start in a few seconds.) Instructor: (You need to change that!).

Call FM, maybe there is a way to bypass it at the harness.
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do you have the latest chip? the later ones had an improved start time IIRC.

My wait is maybe 2 seconds at most, actually if I don't wait, it will start right away but I wait until I see the numbers pop up on the touchscreen, meaning it has a map reading.
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I posted in reference to a 5 second wait as originally posted. OP makes it sound like he has to wait 5 seconds for the car to start after he begins cranking.
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when i start up the car, i got to wait for like 5 seconds
and what he meant was "I got to wait for like 5 seconds before I start the car up"

My mkII is maybe 2 seconds for fuel prime.
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If you stall the car you can just twist the key and start it up, no need to wait. First start takes about 2-3sec for the ECU to boot up. You don't have to wait for the fuel pump to stop running, you just need to wait for you keypad to display.
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my understanding was that it will start if you just turn it on and go...waiting for the keypad to display just makes sure the ecu has a good map signal but in an emergency, it will fire.
I still wonder what gen chip the OP has.
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