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Old 08-29-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default so how well does your car start?

It starts first time, but it takes about 7 cycles before it fires, regardless of cold or hot. Played with cranking duties a bit, but that doesn't seem to make much difference.
My Link ecu used to fire *instantly*, it even didn't take a comply cycle to start, almost like an on/off switch, really. Scared the crap out of me the first time I started the car .
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Mine takes about one full cycle. Even with the stock CAS, should be about the same.

I do typically wait about a full second between power on and hitting the starter. Takes the MS a little bit to boot up and fire the priming pulse.
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My Hydra seems to take 3-4 cycles
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My turbo car onMS starts just as quickly and smooth as my stock 1995. I didn't spend that much time on it either...ms just works I guess.
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mine starts pretty well.
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:41 AM   #6
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Mine starts fine... I just had to mess around with the cranking pulse widths a bit.
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mine used to start right up with one cycle. Now when it got down to like 60 today it took like 4 cycles.
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Mine used to start fine before I nixed the IAC.
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Starts, warm-up, idles just like stock
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Guess I'll need to play more with the prime and cranking pulse. No matter what I do, it always takes 7 cycles before it starts. Lowered and raised them by as much as 50% without noticeable differences. Mmm. Will keep playing with them and see what happens.
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I think that is MS1, Frank is running MS2.
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Im starting to think we really need a dedicated MSII section for those running it, not to mention the new DIYPNP will be using MSII as well.
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My car starts as soon as I turn my key. It actually starts faster than my 05 Acura mdx
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Less than one second, like most NA's with OEM computer in place. NB? that's another story...damn engineers
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I think that is MS1, Frank is running MS2.
(slaps self upon forehead.)
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I do typically wait about a full second between power on and hitting the starter. Takes the MS a little bit to boot up and fire the priming pulse.
And fuel pressure to build.
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MS1 with NA CAS - Sometimes instantly, others maybe 2-3 turns, probably depends on where the engine was turned off.
MS2 with stock 2002 sensors: Like Frank, 7-8 cycles. It usually tries to catch on 3 or 4 but doesnt quite make it and you have to keep trying for another 3 or 4 cycles. Then it catches.

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Hi guys. Newb question. Mine starts in 3 or 4 cycles but as soon as i turn the key to on (without cranking) i always hear what sounds like pressurized air escaping quickly- almost like a muffled bov. Any thoughts?
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96 with MS PNP
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