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03-05-2012 10:05 PM
1turbofocus A proper tune will cure all that , you might also want to check for a Vac leak , that would cause the rpm to hang

Tom
03-05-2012 09:46 PM
bespurcell That's pretty common. Nothing to worry about. There's actually a thread about it in the Duratec section I think.
03-05-2012 09:41 PM
zmilt86 ok so after my car randomly dieing every time i pushed the clutch in i decided tonight to ditch the chip. With that i also replaced plugs/wires back to factory replacement as well. car now runs very smooth except im having another strange issue. When i push the clutch in the RPMS dont drop. the tranny disengages but the rpms stay high enough that when i change gears its not like the rpms have droped at all. at one point tonight i took first gear to about 4grand pushed clutch in, tranny disengaged, and it was like i had cruise control. i was coasting but rpms stayed at 4grand untill i coasted down about 5-10mph then they finally dropped slowly. im not sure if this is related to the chip or if its something completely different just so happened at the same time. here is a video of sorta what its doing.



push in clutch, motor rpms raise, then slowly drop. Any ideas!!!!! i drive 90 miles a day so as i need to figure this out. thanks
03-05-2012 02:31 PM
zmilt86 In a tough spot. Car is literaly dieing at every intersection. It seems as soon as i push clutch in rpm dropway faster than normal and just dies. Had no problems before this whole chip situation. Any recommendations just get me through or put it back to stock or any help at all would be great.
03-05-2012 10:50 AM
zmilt86
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Originally Posted by 1turbofocus View Post
Going off of what some one elses chip is set to wont be the same as what yours is set to , if you cant go back to the way it was before you hurt your engine you need to dump the chip and get a good tune with an xcal3 so you can datalog and get things right

Tom
Do you sell the xcall 3 with a tune? What do you recommend as far as returning the car back to stock with svt catback exhaust and air filter? That's all I know that has been done to the car.
03-05-2012 10:04 AM
zmilt86
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Originally Posted by 1turbofocus View Post
Going off of what some one elses chip is set to wont be the same as what yours is set to , if you cant go back to the way it was before you hurt your engine you need to dump the chip and get a good tune with an xcal3 so you can datalog and get things right

Tom
Can I ditched the chip all together and go back to stock without a tune?
03-05-2012 09:41 AM
1turbofocus Going off of what some one elses chip is set to wont be the same as what yours is set to , if you cant go back to the way it was before you hurt your engine you need to dump the chip and get a good tune with an xcal3 so you can datalog and get things right

Tom
03-05-2012 08:48 AM
zmilt86
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I just doublechecked my programs.
I had 91 octane tunes on 0 and 1. Stock was on position 4.

Sounds like should sleuth around a bit to see what's been done to the car. But without the chip, u don't need the 91 as there would be nothing that is advancing the timing.
Car runs fine going down the road and at idle. But 1st gear take offs and low rpm loads on motor makes car just die. I still feel like its all in the chip. Any help would be great.
03-04-2012 05:17 PM
thenorm I just doublechecked my programs.
I had 91 octane tunes on 0 and 1. Stock was on position 4.

Sounds like should sleuth around a bit to see what's been done to the car. But without the chip, u don't need the 91 as there would be nothing that is advancing the timing.
03-04-2012 05:03 PM
zmilt86
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On my chip I think I had the programs on dial # 0,1,&2. stock program was one of the programs. If u turn the key to the ignition On position, u can tell If there is a program there by if the odometer shows numbers or if it shows "-----------".

It doest make sense that it would run bad without the chip, unless there were a lot of mods done to the car.
So be a aware, running the chip may require 91 octane gas.

It ran fine and idled fine. but it hesitated bad between 2-3RPM or if i got on it, it fell on its face then came back. seems fine now but im scared what mods may be done. any suggestions to be safe? plugs, wires, run 91?
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