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Old 07-29-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
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my baby needs help bad

hey everyone i have a 2004 zx3 with vortechs discontinued air to water supercharger kit. shes great she pumps out around 250 hp and about 230 pounds of torque... the problem is whenever i turn her on she dies right away but when i give it gas she stays alive as long as i keep revving her. In the mean time she runs extramly rich and sometimes lean (durring rev) i have been told to just get a tune but i have also been told the computers shot. since i live in the middle of nowhere i cant bring it to a shop and towing it would cost wayy to much for me. if anyone has any ideas pls let me know. Thank you, and pics will be up soon :)


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hey everyone i have a 2004 zx3 with vortechs discontinued air to water supercharger kit. shes great she pumps out around 250 hp and about 230 pounds of torque... the problem is whenever i turn her on she dies right away but when i give it gas she stays alive as long as i keep revving her. In the mean time she runs extramly rich and sometimes lean (durring rev) i have been told to just get a tune but i have also been told the computers shot. since i live in the middle of nowhere i cant bring it to a shop and towing it would cost wayy to much for me. if anyone has any ideas pls let me know. Thank you, and pics will be up soon :)

IMO it sounds like one of the sensors went, is there a check engine light or anything while its running?
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:10 PM   #3
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So you don't have a tune?
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:05 PM   #4
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With my remote tuning you dont need to take your car to a shop , I email you a tune and you load the tune to your ECU with a xcal3

I doubt seriously that your ECU is bad from what your saying above

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Old 07-29-2010, 08:34 PM   #5
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well, definitely need to know if you have a tune on it or not. kind of a big factor. With that being said, how do you know how much it puts out if it doesnt run? has it always not ran...did this just start? need alittle more detail. If if ran before and isnt now, and someone was messing with the ecu?, maybe the tune was lost. again, we could say a million things unless we know more about the car.
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Sounds like you bought a used kit, installed it, and didn't realize you needed a tune. Don't run it anymore or you will cause damage to your internals.
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the having to rev it to keep it running at idle sounds like a vacuum leak to me. check it over real good.
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hopefully its not bearings!
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My cars are doing the same if I disconect MAF ;_)
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thanks for the input so far but it has run for a very long time before it has a tune installed already thats how i know the output of the motor i replaced the hosuing for my MAF and the car stopped running so i thought it was the MAF so i replaced it and nothing still sry about not putting in the details if theresd anything else you need to know just ask
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