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Old 09-12-2006, 02:23 PM
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Why do you have to disconnect the negative from the battery?
 
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:34 PM
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i beleive its to reset the ECU, but you could also do as i did and just take out the ECU fuse from under the hood (that way you dont lose your presets on the head unit)
 
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:36 PM
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What happens if you dont reset it? Will it give you problems? I am trying to investigate why my SRI goes bonkers in the rain.
 
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:50 PM
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you need to reset the ECU so it will calibrate itself for new airflow, i dont think its 'required' but i know everyone does it. my V2 which is SRI never gives problems...whats wrong again?
 
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Old 09-12-2006, 03:13 PM
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I drive through water and the whole freaking engine bogs down and shakes... it is the intake because I put the stock air box back on and it doesnt do it anymore
 
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you dont need to...
 
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:27 PM
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I really think my car is an anomaly... I have been researching this for a year now and still no one can explain it... I am looking at a K&N kit with a box and I am thinking this could be the fix I need. http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...x?Prod=57-3513 Take a look at it and tell me where the water could possibly enter? Does it seal with the hood?
 
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:08 PM
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ya it does seal with the hood, thats a nice intake...i would go for it, but its not ment to keep the water away (which it still will do), but its ment to keep the heat away
 
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:46 PM
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yeah water can still get in there, but nothing that should cause that, unless you are going tubing in your car, which of course im sure HCF does not condone
 
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:57 PM
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It is the weirest thing... I had this car for my final year of college and it did semi-okay in the snow... I take it home to Portland OR and it goes bonkers on the freeway... We have bad ruts here, but they arent any worse than anywhere else... I ride in a rut for about 5 seconds and "GURGLE GURLGE *shake shake*" and the car begins to die until I get out of the rut and hold in the clutch...

Then I drop gear and rev high and it is fine again... I added an aqua shield and it got better... then a heat shield (injen) and it worked really well until it really really rained.... then it failed. I never mounted it to anything and I never unplugged the battery so i think it had to do with that combination.
 
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