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Old 10-03-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
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Default Help! FM2 Turbo Won't Start in Dallas!

Hey...

I have had a FM2 turbo (with Megasquirt) for 2 years now and it has always had cold start issues, it takes several times to get it to fire and hold RPMs high enough...

However, took it out for a drive yesterday and stopped and tried to start it back up, and it won't fire at all...finally wore the battery down...

I have known i need to get the cold starting/dying at first issue fixed, but now it is a ASAP issue, as i can't leave it where it is, and being new to Dallas TX, i have no idea who to take it to, since it most likely needs the ECU remapped or some such fix, and a local normal mechanic will not know what to do...

Ideas? Ideas for who to go to in Dallas for an ASAP issue?

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Randy
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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First check if you are not getting a spark - do you see an RPM signal in the tuning software when you crank?
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:19 AM   #3
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I personally don't have any tuning software...would a 'normal' mechanic be able to deal with this issue, or do i need to go to a proper MS tuning type shop (remember, it has had cold start probs and some idling probs since i bought it over a year ago), have never had it re-tuned...
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I would never take my car to a normal mechanic and ask them to do anything that involved the ECU. There is not a chance in hell they will know what a megasquirt is anyway, let alone have a laptop setup with Megatune or Tunerstudio.

If you have a laptop, then you CAN solve this yourself. MS is really user friendly and if you're going to have this car for awhile, it's best you get familiar with the ECU.
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