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Old 12-10-2016, 09:37 PM   #1
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EFI, TPS and DTC code checking plug

Hey guys,

So I got my engine all back together (noise is still there...more on that later). But now my engine is really hard to start. Full tank of fresh non-oxy fuel, new plug, and brand new Odyssey PC680 battery. It turns over fine, but turns over for 5-7 seconds before it'll actually fire up. Sometimes it'll almost start, then it just keeps spinning over for another few seconds, then it fires.

Initially I thought perhaps the timing was one tooth off (which it still could be), but once it starts, it runs just fine. Once it starts, I can shut it off, and it fires right back up instantly as it should.

So that gets me thinking maybe the TPS is out of whack with all the shifting/movement going on during the engine extractions/installations (I had 3 of them this summer/fall). Then today I see it was flashing "EFI" on my pod while it was running. It idles and rips around fine. No performance lag that I can tell (haven't done a great deal of riding admittedly, but throttle response seems fine).

So, first question...since my used quad didn't come with that plug to check the codes, is there a home made version a guy can make or is it best to just buy one?

Second, is it easy to adjust the TPS? Seems like it based on the service manual instructions, but I don't want to assume here.

EFI is nice when it's working, but when it's not...I prefer carbs. Likely just because I know them infinitely better than EFI right now admittedly....

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What color is your ECU?
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oh sorry....ECU (not pod)....sorry. ECU (CDI/computer) is black.
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Your ECU under the seat is reddish orange?
It should be black plastic or aluminum. If it's black you can still jumper with the paper clip. If it's Aluminum , you can display the codes on the pod.
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paperclip the black to blue/red (should be across from each other) on the machines that use the white 6 pin diag connector (have a black molded plastic ecu)

Newer machines with an aluminum ecu housing, and larger diag connector, will display codes when they are active. DO NOT attempt to short these out to display codes. They must he connected to the new laptop based diag system
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This applies on the black plastic ECU
http://www.arcticchat.com/forum/pinn...7821?_k=ukmu9w
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EFI, TPS and DTC code checking plug

If your plug is not in really good condition it will cause issues and more importantly is to have a good fully charged battery. The EFI system needs good power. What voltage are you getting at the battery when it's off and when it's running?
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