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Old 10-23-2009, 01:28 PM   #21
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If you will IM me hpdyno on AOL or email me I will help you with what to log and look over the logs for you to give you my opinion

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Thanks Tom, that'd be great. I probably won't be able to get to my Xcal for a day or two, but is there anything special I should know ahead of time? Only thing I've used it for so far is to scan/clear codes and flash.
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Naaa logging is very straight forward

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So, this doesn't have much to do with this thread, but I figured I'd post here anyway, in case someone has an answer to my problem.

I was setting my Xcall II up for logging (which required updating the firmware), and something went awry in the process. The LCD on the device said "SCT Bootloader" and something else under it, and then it froze there. Live Update spat out an error at me, and now nothing happens when I plug the Xcall into a USB port OR to the OBD port. No lights, sounds. Nothing.

It appears that Live Update successfully erased the ROM on the device, and then failed to flash the new firmware after, leaving it bricked. That's my thought at least....any ideas? I emailed SCT on Saturday, but I thought I'd see what everyone thought...
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Make sure you do all that kind of stuff indoors or bring it out to car get it done then take it back in. I have noticed my xcal will not work in cold weather. It freezes or only loads partial data. And by cold I mean below 60.
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I would log the front o2 and see what it is reading as well as TPS and load anything more then doing that is all speculation
I cant count how many times ive told people this...


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My question is this - does the downstream o2 sensor have any bearing on how the car times itself? I just installed a high flow cat, but I know my old downstream sensor is bad. I plugged the hole in the new cat where the second o2 sensor would go, and simply unplugged the harness for it.

Now I'm running WAY rich (~180 miles on this tank of gas...), but only at times. I'm getting a CEL for the second o2 sensor, which is to be expected. However, I always thought that only the first o2 sensor was used for air/fuel adjustments, which makes me wonder why I'm getting the misfire, as the first sensor is still there. I thought the front sensor may have gotten damaged, but I'm only getting a CEL for the downstream one, not for the front.

Can unplugging the downstream o2 throw the computer off that much? Figured I'd get a better chance of a reply here than in the tech chat.
I was under my car today changing the dogbone with the VF Engineering one, what a pain this is becoming.

Well got the motor mount today and the Ford book says I should be able to pull the two bolts for the mount and be able to pull the motor mount. Well those two bolt's weren't a problem, also read the following thread of FF.

"How To" - VF Engineering Rear Mount-Install Pics

So removed the two motor mount bolts completely but the bracket bolts won't move at all, so decided to spray them with some PB Blaster and let it soak. At this point tried using a 13 socket and a cheater bar on my 3/8 drive, end up breaking the Snap on socket and still can't get the bolt's loose.

The motor mount won't come out with just removing the motor mount bolts.

Any suggestions at this point I might have to pull the Cat to get more room to be able to get to the two bolts, can't get a 1/2 drive with socket in there, and bought another 3/8 drive 12 point 13 socket, moves the whole engine and trans but won't break the bolt loose.

Going to let it soak over night and see if that helps.

Also since I was already there decided to look at the rear O2 sensor since it was changed by the owner before me, and If I didn't know better I would say it is bent away from the half shaft, so I'm pretty sure the right half shaft must have hit it and bent it away from the shaft, don't see any marking on the shaft side or on the sensor, and I am assuming it is still working, since it passed smog in February, I live in the Emissions Nazi State...Also isn't there suppose to be a heat shield on the bottom of the cat? I see three bolts going into it from the bottom

Bottom line get a tune from Tom and have him shut it off, put a Wideband AEM gauge in your car and put the sensor in the hole for the 2nd O2 sensor and have Tom tune it with the Wideband and turn off the sensor. I'm sure if you hide the gauge in your glove box, they would never know that the sensor is a wideband, not the narrow band that is stock and only controls the temperature of the cat. Or you could wire the old sensor to think it's there when it's not, a capacitor and a resistor will do the trick, and put out your CEL....

With Tom's tune your car will run better and is probably the best mod you can do to these cars, plus if you do any upgrades or mods you get NA tune updates as you progress with your bolt on parts and you can data log and he would be able to tell you exactly what's going on with your car, In my opinion his offerings are priceless.
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Will it come out from between the motor side plates by rocking the engine?

If you don't have to pry/hammer too much that may be the trick to avoid loosening the plate. Twist it out of the way once out from between.
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Will it come out from between the motor side plates by rocking the engine?

If you don't have to pry/hammer too much that may be the trick to avoid loosening the plate. Twist it out of the way once out from between.
I've tried getting it out when I pull on the bolt the engine moves forward towards the bumper, it doesn't want to come out from the motor side plates by rocking it either way, it almost clears the support bracket from the smaller side of the mount. WD 40's post shows moving the bracket, and If I could get the bolt out it would be a piece of cake. Then again the top bracket bolt won't budge either.

At this point I decided to get a fresh start at it in the morning, it's dark now and thinking of away to get that thing out. What should have been 20 minutes is turning out to be a lot more. Wish I had my air tools, it would probably come out with my air wrench...

I think it's time for a nice cold one...
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