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Old 04-08-2009, 04:57 PM   #21
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After reflashing the MS it seems to want to start now but still wont. I checked all the solder joints and found no problems.

I still get no RPM in the gauge pod but I get it on MS. Where does the tech get its signal from?

Here is a pic of the spark plugs. These are NEW plugs.

2&3 are coated in carbon

1 has fuel on it
4 has fuel and carbon
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I still get no RPM in the gauge pod but I get it on MS. Where does the tech get its signal from?
On the 1.6, there is a yellow/blue wire coming from the igniter which feeds the tachometer on the dash as well as going to the diagnostic connector.

So RPM indication in MegaTune, but no dash tach, means that either the MS is not outputting ignition signals or that there is a problem with the igniter.
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I have replaced the coils and still have the same coil not firing, so it has to be the igniter.

My question now is how it got fried and could a bad write to the VE tables do it?
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did you ever flash the firmware without disconnecting the ignitor? do you have your spark output inverted?
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I never flashed the MS while in the car till this morning. It all started while tuning and I had a bad write and changed a lot of settings in MS. One setting that was changed was the spark inversion.
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One setting that was changed was the spark inversion.
That could very well have done it, particularly if you sat with the MS on but the engine not running for any length of time. Spark inverted out = on would have caused the spark outputs to be driven high at rest, causing the primaries to conduct continuously. Why Mitsubishi didn't beef up the igniter such that it was capable of dealing with continuous dissipation is beyond me, but this does seem to hurt them.
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Then I guess it is a new igniter or COPs then. This whole thing is just pissing me off.
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