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    Wish you could tell more.

    But all I have is the cell phone.

    I had thought of getting a go-pro when girlie was racing dirt track. But got a telemetry unit instead.

    This is the road to the church. I do live a bit rural.

    I have to get more serious about tuning. All I have been able to drive and laptop at the same time is real small low speed snippets of time. I need to find a way to run it varied and hard while holding a lap top.

    I wonder how much abuse the brakes can take? Put it on jack stands and power up while holding the brakes......maybe.

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    And....

    This is probably the next oil I am gonna try out.

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    Here is a small local car show.

    The 2 vws there.

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    Then last Saturday morning I made a small highway trip (its first).

    This show was advertised as 8am to 2pm.

    I was around 9am getting there. Very few to show up yet. The organizers said they really did not expect people to show until after lunch. I did not have all day to hang out and wait on show time. I hung around about an hour then hit the road. Was back home with my girls by lunch time.

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    I have done some data logging with and have found some problems. Took a while to find the cause and it appears to be self inflicted.

    My seemingly....(buy ear)....lean popping during more aggressive throttle is not a lean out. The rotation pulse would skip or blink in and out. Micro skips in fire and with no pulse there is no fuel either.

    Lots of hunting for where the connection is lost. Found it. Right at the VR crank trigger plug.

    When I was first getting the electronics to boot up and do what they are supposed to I had that issue that the ford parts have to boot before the computer. During that trouble shooting I picked the wires out of the connector to check polarity (the vr and plug are not marked and it was all a guess to start with).

    So somehow I left the clip out of the plug. Now the connections are not tight. I guess the vibrations when hard on the throttle breaks the connection.

    This is not the connector, but is the style ford has. That red part pulls out then the metal clips pull out the other direction.

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    So I hafta get a plug. No clue where the red clip went.

    The o2 is blinking also, but it may be from the same.

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    just curious....does the ford module and the mega squirt boot at each key on? or... is this booting, you speak of a one time setup thing at mega squirt setup?

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    I briefly mentioned it here.

    https://www.triketalk.com/forum/thre...ne-else/page48

    But did not go into great detail.

    The computer is set up to "turn on" all the other engine electronics. Fuel pump, sensors, ect. And that is how I had it all wired up. It was supposed to turn on the ford module.

    But.

    With the ford module off (un powered) the computer saw it as a dead short. Then would shut down to protect itself.....wait a few seconds....and try again. Something you will see called "resets".

    I had to move the power on for the ford module to the key on relay. This way the module is booted before the megasquirt. The computer sees it and is talking right away.

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