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Old 03-05-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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i got problems.

this thing just wont turn over for me. i have tried a bunch of different pw's, does anyone think that any of these other issues are holding me back?

TPS wont calibrate, just keeps saying 126? can this be the problem?
RPM and a few other gauges dont seem to be functioning properly?
when i throw some starter fluid in, it fires right up then as soon as it starts reading the o2 sensor it cuts out (going to try and free air recalibrate it)
But i just want to get it to crank 1st, i still havent been able to get it to start with out some starter fluid?

this is starting to get annoying. if it starts on starter fluid it should be fuel, i think? and in playing with the PW's i have tried a wide range moving in small increments, but no luck. i just dont get.
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If you are running in parallel with the stock ecu, it might be worth it to hook it up without controlling anything. Let it only read in the sensors and not control fuel or spark. Then you can drive around and make sure that it is reading rpm, tps, map, etc. correctly. Then if that's all good, then at least you have a good starting point.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:53 PM   #3
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Is it not even reading an RPM while you are turning they key? Thats going to be a problem.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:03 PM   #4
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its a stand alone unit not in parallel. the rpm is reading correcty in megatune, its the gauges that arent picking up for some reason. im attempting to put stock injectors back now. any other ideas?
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gauges aren't picking up?
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correct, only thing that seems to be working on the inst panel is the air bag light (they are out) and the ebrake light comes on during cranking.

injectors swapped, gonna try and load map and see if she goes.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:24 PM   #7
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no dice! stock injectors with base map, and no go?
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runs off stock ecu with maf and stock injectors, how can i test the 440 injectors to make sure they are working properly
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Ok, I'll try to help you if you use capital letters to begin your sentences, commas to seperate ****, and periods to end them. Come on, help me help you. I've had to read this **** like 3 times to understand it. Most people who are far more knowledgeable than me won't help people that can't use basic grammar rules.

Be specific and through in your text. Don't use abbreviations right now please. For example, tell us what gauges are not working in megatune. Tell us your injector settings, req fuel settings, etc. More information the better. Otherwise we are just pissing in the wind guessing at what may be wrong. Post a link to your msq or something.
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Post a log file of it trying to start too.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:40 AM   #11
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Sorry about the grammar, long nights and uncofortable positions inside this car is my only excuse.

I will try to post a rightup of some background info today, I finally added some of the basics in my signature. I havent been much of a poster as you can see, more of a stalker, just reading through all the info. This place is what brought me to realize i could do this install, or at least thought I could.

My gauges in megatune seem to be fine, its the instrument panel that is not reading anything (oil pressure, RPM, fuel, temp). I am thinking maybe a ground, but the two lights come on (air bag and during cranking, the ebrake).

I am thinking something is up with the ecu because it runs fine with stock ecu.
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is it a real DIYAutotune MSPNP9495?
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My gauges in megatune seem to be fine, its the instrument panel that is not reading anything (oil pressure, RPM, fuel, temp). I am thinking maybe a ground, but the two lights come on (air bag and during cranking, the ebrake).

I am thinking something is up with the ecu because it runs fine with stock ecu.
its ur fuse for the instrument panel. get under the dash and change it out. mine for some reason blew out on me too when i first put in my PNP.
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also where are you located? maybe a local can help you out. ppl should really put locations in their profiles.
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brain-> How could i tell? As far as i know, i purchased a MSPNP9495 along with the BEGi S3 (First one from them, can you say guniea pig!), I think they got it from them.

artie-> I will check the fuses again tonight, but I am pretty sure I checked them already. I am located in NNJ, bergen county, Woodcliff Lake, i welcome any and all help!
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did they send you a PNP9093 unit by mistake?
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make friends with the mob if ur in jersey.


http://www.miatamob.org


lots of us have MS's over there. just give a good intro to urself and ignore all bashing that may occur (we're a little rough at times but overall a great group of ppl that are usually willing to help).

im in trenton and was just up that way last night at V17 for some go karting. not sure when ill be up there again.
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did they send you a PNP9093 unit by mistake?
I am glad I corrected my grammar!

You are the wise one old Brain. It is in fact a 9093MSPNP. Now the ? is do I have to send it back and wait for a new one, or can I hack into this thing and make it work?

Much appreciated guys, especially you brain for the help. I am glad to know that I am not nuts, and after checking and triple checking all of my work, all I had to do was look at the back of the little white box. Genius!
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make friends with the mob if ur in jersey.


http://www.miatamob.org


lots of us have MS's over there. just give a good intro to urself and ignore all bashing that may occur (we're a little rough at times but overall a great group of ppl that are usually willing to help).

im in trenton and was just up that way last night at V17 for some go karting. not sure when ill be up there again.
Will definitely check it out. I havent been to V17 in a while, I think I was running 45-46sec laps, had a blast. Do you do any track days?
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You are the wise one old Brain. It is in fact a 9093MSPNP. Now the ? is do I have to send it back and wait for a new one, or can I hack into this thing and make it work?
I'm sorry, but the '90-'93 model can't be changed to be a '94-'95. We're working with BEGi to get you another one sent out and set up an RMA for this one.
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