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Spoon Sport chipped p30

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by lnxmad, Apr 27, 2007.

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    I just got a JDM B16a swap from jdmsource. I could tell the ecu was not a virgin. Looked inside and to my surprise. What looks to be an authentic Spoon Sport chip sitting there. I think it could be making my car run a little rich. At idle the rpms fluxuate a little. Not alot just a little 100-150 idle bounce, slow and not really pattern like. You can also smell fuel. Could it be a vacuum line? What should I do?
     
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    I was thinking...could it be the iacv. Wouldn't necessarily cause the rich fuel.
     
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    gas smell

    i had a 1995 integra ls that had a gas smell and it was a small leak in one of the injectors..really smally leak..when i drove it all i smelt was gas..check the injectors rubber rings..thanks devan
     
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    its most likely a cheap eBay chip that making you run rich and thats whats causing the smell of gas
     
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    Yea but it came off a JDM p30. My car runs like shit down low. Im calling jdm source.
     
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    well, its was probably chipped w/ a cheapo eBay chip.. all it needs is a sticker and the average customer doesnt know the difference
     
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    Well i just called jdmsource. He said that he knew it came with a spoon chip and its 100% real. All it does it remove 120mph speed limit and engage vtec more agressive. He said I should check my timing. ...no idea how to do that.
     
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    I think he doesnt know what hes talking about. I think that chip is just loading up fuel and making vtec hit hard. Also running me out a half tank of gas in a day.
     
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    i'm telling you.. its a cheapo eGay chip and its making you run really rich.. thats why your gas disappears so fast
     
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    lol yea its pissing me off. It looks real, it doesnt just say Spoon white with black letters. Its like green with Spoon Sports on it and says p30 and some other lettering on it
     
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    Would the chip cause radical idling? not alot of bounce, just a little bit, stays under 1k. It also backfires at times. Hesitates around 2.5k
     
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    nope, nothing like it. It looks ....i dont know, looks Japaneese...if that makes sense.
     
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    Could the chip cause radical idling? not alot of bounce, just a little bit, stays under 1k. It also backfires at times. Hesitates around 2.5k
     
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    Did you check your vacuum lines or even the line to the fuel pressure regulator?
     
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    yea, I checked all the vacum lines, couldnt find a leak. havnt checked the fuel line. Im gonna just call jdmsource..again and tell him to send me a virgin ecu
     
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    Do you have access to another p30 ecu? Before you assume it's the ecu...make sure it works with another. I also think you mean erratic idle or ranging, wandering, or surging idle.
     
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    I was thinking of hooking up my p28. See if the idling problem goes away. It will run alot leaner, but right now its running waay to rich
     
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    I still lean towards a mis-routed or leaking vacuum line. The problem tends to only occur at idle and get better with rpm...along with running rich at idle. Both could be explained by a vacuum leak or vacuum line hooked up improperly. I wouldn't necessarily condemn the ecu until I knew that was the absolute problem.
     
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    yea, i just cant seem to find anything. Ill be lookin good tomorrow, see if i can find anything
     
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