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Old 30-06-2014, 08:02 PM   #16
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Makes a lot of sense. Gonna give that awhirl now
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Old 30-06-2014, 08:04 PM   #17
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Still don't fire. Put o scope on tps and we have signal coming from it .
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:12 AM   #18
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went to computer store tonight and got a serial port to usb cable, we have downloaded the sc program into my mechanics lap top, will try and read it tomorrow. i know there was reference made to buying a cable from sc but wouldnt any cable with these ends work? even thought the ecu serial port only uses 5 pins out of the 9 it should still read what it gets?
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:13 AM   #19
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I bought a serial-USB adapter lead for my Emerald and my laptop could see the ECU and it would be fine and then all the readings would go completely mental and connection would be lost.
I went and bought an old laptop with a serial port in the end.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:50 AM   #20
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will pop over and take a look jim

you really need to get laptop connected to see whats going on ,
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:57 AM   #21
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Hi, nope. The SC adaptor additionally does something to the signal (probably linked to the voltages). I find it so bizarre that you get CPS and no injector clicking or spark.

I would also try to read the CPS signal in the SC connector pin to the ECU (to check the wiring)
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:55 AM   #22
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hello, checked all the connections, talked with sc on friday and went through the entire check list, i purchased a serial port to usb cable, downloaded the tuning program but when we try and access the computer it shuts down. so i ordered the cable from them and hopefully will have it monday. sc was open to the idea that the ecu is bad? but still want to nick me 600 pounds for a new one even though this one has never been used, if indeed this is the case. but we shall see.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:12 PM   #23
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so here is the latest, got the cable from sc, hooked it up today and nothing. checked power and ground all good. pin 34 did not have the 5 volts needed from the sensor loop, called sc and they gave me fault checking for the sensors and after going through it it seems the ecu is bad.

mine is there first generation in fact the serial number is 001, produced just days after they had the board printed. previous owner never had them bench test the motor or most likely this would have been spotted, the ecu was never even powered up until 2 weeks ago. new one is 600 pounds and while they are selling me a new replacement one for 425 i still think this is way too much despite the age of the unit. but live and learn. sure hope when this arrives in a couple days the car will start.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:23 PM   #24
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Good luck, in case it boils well you will be really happy with the engine.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:48 PM   #25
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can hardly wait
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Old 17-07-2014, 10:46 PM   #26
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so most recent update: ordered the typhoon 2 ecu from sc, they sold it to me at a discount. after opening the old unit i think i could have repaired the board as the one of the capacitors on the 5 volt lead look badly wired, but the new one should be better. sc threw in a new wiring harness just in case. very good of them.

so, installed the new harness and ecu, tried to start it. turned over for a long time, had to stop several times to let the starter cool, got firing for the first time.

good fuel pressure and fuel coming from the injectors. was getting back fire from cylinders 2 and 3 but did not start. this was yesterday and i had forgotten my lap top with the sc program at home so i left with a plan to get it today

went back to the shop today with lap top and same result, will not start. laptop sees the ecu but i keep getting an error code and it will not recognize the ecu or read it?

any more ideas guys?
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Old 18-07-2014, 01:42 PM   #27
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Did you get anywhere with the power feed thing I mentioned earlier? Temporarily run a 12v wire direct (but fused just in case) from the battery to the 12v input to the ecu. Just in case your 12v unout is getting a 'brownout' on cranking. Re the error and not seeing the ecu, what version of windows are you running? If is after XP then you would probably need to configure the COM port presented by the usb lead and also in the software to matxh it.
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Old 18-07-2014, 04:04 PM   #28
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thanks again for the reply, have the xp with the proper com port setup. we have good power and ground at all three leads to the ecu. i did get your first message about voltage drop so we are going to run the new wire shortly and give it a go again. do you know what the proper firing order is for this set up? thanks, jim

i would have matty green come and check it out but i cant afford the captain crunch.
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Old 18-07-2014, 10:54 PM   #29
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alright alright alright, got it started, sounds awesome, ran it for about 15 minutes and checked the read out, everything looks good. need to tidy up some areas, bleed the clutch and brakes and i will drive it next week for the first time. can hardly wait. electronics in cars can be so maddening, was a bad pin in the main connector from the harness to the ecu that was to culprit.
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Old 20-07-2014, 11:50 AM   #30
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Great news bud. You're going to love driving it. Mine gives me more smiles per mile than any of the other engine conversions I've had.

What's the build on the gearbox? Decent 4 pin diff is a must along with straight cut drop gears to handle the load.
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