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HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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Post  c0dyzimm3rm4n Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:53 pm

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I just picked my car back up after getting painted. I was able to drive it home but after parking it at my house I haven't been able to keep it running for more than 3 seconds. When I turn the key it starts up right away and idles smooth. Even giving it some gas it revs up smoothly and sounds great. However after 3 seconds go by it cuts right off. If I try and start it again right after it will just turn over and cut off instantly.

For some odd reason when I take the key out and lock the steering wheel it will start again for 3 seconds and die. It seems like every time I lock the steering wheel it will reset to starting for 3 seconds.

Does anyone have any idea what I'd causing this?

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Post  spence Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:56 pm

Vats? Did you program your ecu?
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Post  c0dyzimm3rm4n Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:40 pm

spence wrote:Vats? Did you program your ecu?

I didnt do it myself but the battery was dead for 2 months as well when it was getting painted. How can I disable VATS?

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Post  spence Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:43 pm

You would need the program and laptop to check it. Did they paint the engine bay? Maybe they knocked a relay loose?
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Post  c0dyzimm3rm4n Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:47 pm

spence wrote:Vats? Did you program your ecu?

I didnt do it myself but the battery was dead for 2 months as well when it was getting painted. How can I disable VATS?

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Post  c0dyzimm3rm4n Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:54 pm

spence wrote:You would need the program and laptop to check it. Did they paint the engine bay? Maybe they knocked a relay loose?

All wiring and relays looked good from what I could tell. I have a laptop I could use but I have never programmed the ecu before. Maybe something got reset but i dont understand how i was able to drive it back home once and then it just started acting up.

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Post  spence Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:24 pm

Try pulling out the fuel pump relay and maybe clean the contacts and see what happens. Ya, the fact you were able to drive it back makes no sense. Gotta be something like loose connections or relays.
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Post  sparkydog Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:45 am

Classic symptom of VATS. What make, model and year is your gear?
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Post  Rich L. Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:52 pm

Bummer it doesn't run right. But it sure looks awesome! Love the satin black!
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