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Old 09-05-2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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Well, I drove the beast to work today. Got the exhaust reconnected. Runs SOOOOOO much better and sounds much nicer as well. My first obvious problem is my lack of support. I dont yet have my emanage in as I cannot for the life of me understand how to hook up the pressure sensor. I have been in touch with olderguy, but threw no fault of his own I'm still in the dark.
My other problem in my BOV. Its a turbo XS type S VTA. Everything works if I have heavy acceleration and let off right away. However I get turkey gobble if I let off slowly. If I rev it while sitting in the driveway I can see the piston move up slightly. Should I shim it until it doesnt move? And after reading some posts I searched on I put my hand over to check for suction, and got none so at idle it does not leak.
Really if someone can talk to me one on one about the e-manage and autotune on AIM it would SOOO helpfull. I've been searching on everything, but I just cant understand how it works for some reason. Thanks guys
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:23 PM   #2
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is your bov adjustable? if so it sounds like it's set a little too tight. Emanage with olderguys autotune really is pretty simple. I took the easy way out and got the boomslang harness. makes the emanage a 5 minute install. add another 30 minutes or so for the autotune.
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Mach929- 5 min to install e-manage w/boomslang??? Are you serious??? If so I'm in. I have been putting off the emanage because I hate messing w/ wires but if it really is plug and play!!!!
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My BOV is adjustable, but right now it is just working off the spring. No washers. And as for the emanage, when I bought the kit it was already installd on the ECU. I really need help with the pressure sensor for the autotune. PLEASE! help
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yeah it's just plug n play. http://www.boomslang.us/emanage.htm

a little expensive but so easy and 100% reversible with nothing hacked up on your main wiring harness.

I don't know a whole lot about the pressure sensor but basically it should be tapped into a boost/vacuum source under the hood and then connected to the emanage in the proper location. Bruce's map is probably already setup for it if you specified to him you've got one.
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Now keeping in mind I know nothing about the emanage, why can't I look at the map olderguy sent me in the emanage support tool? I dont have the emanage plugged in, but I thought that was just to change, add/delete or things like that. Can I not look at and practice on maps while the emanage is not hooked up?
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you should be able to
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Ok update! I put the e-manage and olderguys autotune in. When I blow into the hose the red LED comes on, score! Now 2 problems have popped up, seems all to common to me. My first problem is I dont have a connection for the boost plug, but from a search I found out people usually source it from a computer. The 2nd is my serial cable didnt come with the software...so now my computer wont work with my emanage!! GAH!!! In the mean time my car pings like mad at idle, thankfully work is such a short drive away.
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download the software online somewhere...I used to have it...I'm sure you can find the link....should be on a yahoo forum. And yes most people use the CD audio cable.
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In response to your discussion about the turkey gobble w/ the turboXS's:

I had the type H-RFL on my GSX and it took me forever to find the right setting where it would still vent well, but not gobble. They are stubborn pieces to adjust. Don't give up.
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You could try a lighter spring. I am having the same issue with my turbo xs type s. It worked great with the .42 compressor, but I recently changed to the .60 compressor and it gobbles like mad. I bought three or four different springs, and have been experimenting--but no real luck. The piston moves, but is not reacting fast enough to release pressure..

My next consideration, and probably should have been my first, will be to enlarge the the hose barbs and the line feeding the BOV. If that doesn't solve it I will revert back to the Bosch recirc. The line is now 1/4"--IIRC the instructions call for a 5/16".
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Software is here: http://www.mohdparts.com/emanage/#E-...20&%20Firmware Look at the veeeerrrryyyy bottom of the long *** page.
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I found the support tool on the yahoo forum (thanks braineack!) and installed it on my computer...but now my stupid serial cable wont work. I think its because the cable I have needs software and the PO didnt send it to me.
Well, on the the good news! I set the timing to 5-6 degrees BTDC. Bogs like mad but no more ping, and thats what I was after. As for the turkey gobble, I forgot I have no hood. The noise I'm hearing is coming from the intake, not the BOV. I think its just the suction noise of the intake being flicked by the turbo fans? The BOV makes a perfect pssew every time, and at the same time the intake makes the strange noise.
As for the autotune, when I enter boost my red LED comes on, my engine temporarily seems to loose a tiny bit of power and my check engine light comes on. I read to not leave the engine in the pressure switch activation area as the engine will buck, so I'm assuming the temp. loss in power is normal. As for the CEL, dont know?
Thanks for putting up with so many questions, I do search ALOT but not all the answers are clear to me.
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Do you have a USB-Serial Cable? Does it have any identifying marks? I just installed a driver today to controll the same type of cable, it may work for you if windows is looking for "USB-Serial Controller"
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Windows is searching for that exact thing. The cable is silver with smoked clear connectors. It has a orange LED on the serial end. Only company mark I can find is a V with its right half a swooshie thingy. Its called "USB-Serial Converter Model No: U209-000-R".
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braineack your awsome!!! thats the one. But for some reason my comp isnt unzipping the file. My moms gonna check it out tommorow as shes much better with computers than me. THANKS MAN!!

Edit: I opened the file up and there are no executable programs...what gives?

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did you download WINRAR first? google will find you a free download...
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you'll want to unzip them somewhere.

Then right-click on my computer and go to properties.

then hardware and device manager.

the "USB-Serial Controller" should already be showing with a yellow icon.

right-click on that and say update driver.

install from a specific location.

browse for the folder you unzipped everything

and it should install the drivers.
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Once again braineack to the rescue! I dont know what I would do if it weren't for this forum! Now my comp works with the cable, went and tried to plug into the emanage and no luck. But I only tried COM port 1, so I think I just need to adjust that. But its too late to be messing with this computer.
This saturday looks like a finishing up day. Both downpipe gaskets are leaking, but I have replacements here. I got my new air filter so I can put my hood back on, fuel injectors and vortec (to replace the JR peice) will go in and all should be well. I'm DYING to get tuning with the emanage as I'm having such a hard time understanding it. I think some time actually using the program will clear up alot of my questions.
The filter I got is a Green brand filter, I think its made by K&N? Anyone use one before? Seems to be well built, reuseable, washable and needs to be oiled.
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