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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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So then how can the fault codes be read?

no need...

the bank warning is on...

simple diagnosis will locate the problem.

The only reason i have an SD2 is to adjust clutches on 360.

ALL faults can be diagnosed and fixed without need for expensive tools that get little use....

You just gotta have product knowledge.



Offline andecorp

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no need...

the bank warning is on...

simple diagnosis will locate the problem.

The only reason i have an SD2 is to adjust clutches on 360.

ALL faults can be diagnosed and fixed without need for expensive tools that get little use....

You just gotta have product knowledge.

Aha... learning something new every day. The fact that he doesn't have the SD2 is why I didn't even entertain taking it to him. I thought if you didn't have it either, I'd take it to Zagame's  :eek:

So you want to tell me, that if I bring it to you, without hooking up any diagnostic tool to read any fault codes, you can tell me why the 5/8 light is coming on and why my rev limiter kicks in early?
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Aha... learning something new every day. The fact that he doesn't have the SD2 is why I didn't even entertain taking it to him. I thought if you didn't have it either, I'd take it to Zagame's  :eek:

So you want to tell me, that if I bring it to you, without hooking up any diagnostic tool to read any fault codes, you can tell me why the 5/8 light is coming on and why my rev limiter kicks in early?

I reckon I already have told you!

I've known 348 since new... My experience suggests it's the thermocouple control unit.... but it could be the cat itself.

The diagnostic computer will tell you to fit a new unit.... which is around $600, which the dealer will do for you happily :tilt:.

BUT, It COULD just be a bad connector or broken wire.... the tool won't know that.

If the cat is healthy, and the unit is faulty, a simple bypass that takes just a few minutes could be all you need.



Offline andecorp

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I reckon I already have told you!

I've known 348 since new... My experience suggests it's the thermocouple control unit.... but it could be the cat itself.

The diagnostic computer will tell you to fit a new unit.... which is around $600, which the dealer will do for you happily :tilt:.

BUT, It COULD just be a bad connector or broken wire.... the tool won't know that.

If the cat is healthy, and the unit is faulty, a simple bypass that takes just a few minutes could be all you need.

Brand new cat

I've had probs with the thermocouplings (both sides), so I just got out the wire brush, scrubed them up a bit, and I haven't had any issues since. I didnt' think this was related since it only happens when I floor it, while previously, the light/s would be on all the time and they would interfere with the start up.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline andecorp

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BTW, latest quote from Zagame's for the thermo's - $1,100 each - I told them to shove it.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Brand new cat

I've had probs with the thermocouplings (both sides), so I just got out the wire brush, scrubed them up a bit, and I haven't had any issues since. I didnt' think this was related since it only happens when I floor it, while previously, the light/s would be on all the time and they would interfere with the start up.

story beginning to come out now :thumbsup:

control unit...  http://www.eurospares.co.uk/partsListing.asp?M=1&Mo=693&A=1&B=41167&S=&ID4=1686692

the problem is NEVER the thermocouple probe end inside the cat. It's ALWAYS the connections to the control unit, or the unit itself, or the chassis loom/connection to the unit.

One new cat or two? What was wrong with the old cat/s?
Worse case scenario is that cat really is overheating, and thats caused by cam timing out (most likely) or possibly faulty injector/s (unlikely)

Anyway, I've got the sales 348 in the shop, so any parts cross reference/diagnosis will be even easier. It runs perfectly.



Offline andecorp

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story beginning to come out now :thumbsup:

control unit...  http://www.eurospares.co.uk/partsListing.asp?M=1&Mo=693&A=1&B=41167&S=&ID4=1686692

the problem is NEVER the thermocouple probe end inside the cat. It's ALWAYS the connections to the control unit, or the unit itself, or the chassis loom/connection to the unit.

One new cat or two? What was wrong with the old cat/s?
Worse case scenario is that cat really is overheating, and thats caused by cam timing out (most likely) or possibly faulty injector/s (unlikely)

Anyway, I've got the sales 348 in the shop, so any parts cross reference/diagnosis will be even easier. It runs perfectly.

Both cats were replaced. The entire exhaust is new.

message me your shop address.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



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Both cats were replaced. The entire exhaust is new.

message me your shop address.

i'd still like to know why you're not sticking with someone you know and are happy with. there must be more to it.


I love my car. Buy your own



Offline andecorp

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i'd still like to know why you're not sticking with someone you know and are happy with. there must be more to it.




There's not. I just like to keep my options open.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline Aircon

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There's not. I just like to keep my options open.

makes no sense to me.

if you become unhappy, then you can use the options....they'll always be there.

anyway...each to their own.


I love my car. Buy your own



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