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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-03, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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I have an EB2 S-XR8 and it's been running shocking due to being way overdue for a service.

I want to do the Service myself, and I need to know if they do anything to the computer when servicing a car?

I can do the following:

Change Spark Plugs
Change Oil
Change Diff Oil
Change Tranni Fluid
Change Water Coolant
Change Oil Filter

and Change Ignition Leads (Getting a bit Old)

Is there anything I have missed, or anything I HAVE TO get it Serviced for? Need to stop it running like crap :)

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-03, 09:01 PM
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I would suggest changing your fuel filter, air filter, thermostat, dizzy cap and rotor as well.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-03, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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oops forgot about that :)

Air Filter
Fuel Filter
Rotor

Anything else id need to do?

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-03, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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That two :)

So theres no computer reset or anything that needs to be done, or that gets done every Service on the EB XR8's? I just want to make sure, before I go do all of this. Last thing I need is to replace all this and find it runs worse! :)

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If you are going to that much trouble it probably wouldn't hurt to clear the keep alive memory and carry out a base idle relearn.this will reset all fuel/ignition tables back to their base settings so it relearn with with all your new parts. to do this procedure, disconnect your battery for five minutes (make sure you have radio code first) reconnect battery and start vehicle in park with a/c off.do not touch accelerator or steering wheel and let vehicle idle for two minutes. after two minutes is up switch on a/c and let it idle for another two minutes. next turn a/c off and put in drive for a further two minutes. finally turn a/c on for two minutes and then road test vehicle without flogging it, just drive normally. this should help to improve idle quality and fuel consumption.

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Moses thats all well and good if we have an Auto, but what about Manual cars?
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-03, 02:51 AM
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If you have a manual all you need to do is disconnect your battery for 5 mins. reconnect battery and start with a/c off and run for 2 mins. after that turn a/c on for 2 mins and then go for a drive. it's as simple as that.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-03, 03:33 AM
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it takes 15 minutes for the computer to reset. best way is to remove the passenger kick panel, and use a 10mm socket to undo the bolt on the plug and leave it off for 15 min or longer. That way youll keep ya memory in the radio :)

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