I'M SO CONFUSED!!!!! (Long Post - Sorry)
I'm gonna apologise in advance coz this is gonna be a really long post coz I'm a chick and I talk alot hehe .... ok but seriously, here we go, from the beginning:
I bought a chip for my car and the Auto Elec fitted it without soldering (ya gotta build up solder for a proper connection otherwise car goes into Limp Mode I found out) & it did just that but Powerchip will be fixing that for me on Thursday. But when it was in Limp Mode, the temp gauge shot into the red. It didn't shoot up slowly, it shot in a millisecond. Now, I'm confused... Did this happen because all my elecs went into chaos bcoz of Limp Mode, or could it be bcoz of this --> Last week I ripped out my Filter Box, took off the Flexi Pipe, fitted a 3" rubber pipe from throttle body and put on an open Pod on the other end. Could that be why the car's temp went into the red??? Or was it the temp gauge goin' crazy like everything else did when it went into Limp mode? I mean I knew it would probably run a little hotter coz of the Pod but CHRIST not that hot lol ....
Let's say it is the Pod making the temp go mad what would make sense:
1) Chuck in twin EL Thermo's (not constant, but with switch) or
2) Get rid of the Pod and keep my original filter box with BMC Filter and an XH Snorkel (and for that I know I gotta off the bit from my original snorkel that's still attached to my shroud) or
3) EF upper box with AU lower box running an AU xr8 Snorkel?
(I'm gonna change the Thermostat. Put a colder one in on Thursday regardless of where the temp problem came from - I normally change it close to Summer anyway)
I'd be sorry to get rid of my Pod setup coz it's given the car the most AWESOME GRUNT sound and I'd hate to lose that but if it's causing heat trouble, then it's goin'!!!! No rush on the opinions bcoz I'll see how the temp gauge goes after Powerchip solder up the ECU. I'll update you all on Friday. And if it was the Limp Mode causing the drama's, I'm still interested in your opinions on the Box Set-ups.
Again, I'm really sorry for the long post but I wanted to explain everything b4 asking the questions. Thanks for your patience boyz & girlz!!!!
Cheers ... Krissy :o)
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"aNY FooL cAn stROkE it BuT rEAl MeN RAm iT"