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 Post subject: Re: AIM & Electromotive.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:28 am 
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Steve Eckerich wrote:
Float test fixed my Electromotive problem. :D


I just had an XDi box repaired at electromotive. The tech was mentioning fried components & dislodged chips, then says "oh, you use this for racing? You should always carry a spare box just in case, they're only $600..."

That being said, back to the issue - does the TEC3r have CAN? Ah, I see it has CAN output, which means its one way. I would suspect that something is pulling the TEC to ground enough to clear the bin file. that's totally weird if that's happening through the can line.

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 Post subject: Re: AIM & Electromotive.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:37 pm 
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Kendall Jones wrote:
Steve Eckerich wrote:
Float test fixed my Electromotive problem. :D


I just had an XDi box repaired at electromotive. The tech was mentioning fried components & dislodged chips, then says "oh, you use this for racing? You should always carry a spare box just in case, they're only $600..."

That being said, back to the issue - does the TEC3r have CAN? Ah, I see it has CAN output, which means its one way. I would suspect that something is pulling the TEC to ground enough to clear the bin file. that's totally weird if that's happening through the can line.


Similar experience. Motec bought from 1996-2012 still perfect. My biggest issue with Electromotive is if you have a computer crash and lose .bin file you can never hook back to the car and make adjustments without it. That is the most insane way to password protect ever.


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 Post subject: Re: AIM & Electromotive.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:49 pm 
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Is Electromotive still in business?

Website is old.
Facebook is old.
Can't find any distributers on their website.
Can't find new systems on google.

If they are in business, where can I get the latest XDi?

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 Post subject: Re: AIM & Electromotive.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:27 pm 
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throw the tec unit away! I blew up 2 FP motors with it - ran great for a season then just randomly it stutters like its out of fuel and a lap later boom! eats a piston and takes the head out as well. did it exactly the same way both times. im running an infinity box now and couldn't be happier - yes it was steep learning curve but the stuff it can do still amazes me. I also had great help from one of the programmers setting it up and making changes. Looked at motec and some others as well. All better choices than the damn tec unit.


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 Post subject: Re: AIM & Electromotive.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:46 pm 
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That's bad news. Sorry for your troubles.

I just need spark. Have an old XDi unit. Looking for the newer one.

Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: AIM & Electromotive.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:56 pm 
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I have a Spare XDi unit, but I would like to keep it. I searched eBay for the spare and found one pretty local and pretty reasonable.

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 Post subject: Re: AIM & Electromotive.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:40 am 
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For a simple and cheap way to control fuel or ignition. Use a Microsquirt. under 400$ for the ECU and harness. I have replaced a couple of Electromotive systems with Micros.
The Micro does not like the Electromotive 60 tooth wheel or trigger.
I now have a simple template that I use for all ofthe 4 cyl cars. Microsquirt with harness. 400$,maybe 380$??
Ford 36 tooth crank wheel, 25$ ish
Nissan Crank trigger . 25ish
VW 4 post waste spark coil 40$ ish
VW plug wires.
I stock all of this and can install the firmware. You will have to fab the crank wheel on, a bracket for the trigger, set the trigger offset in the ECU. This allows any timing you desire.
I use the timing map to stabilize the idle . IE. the idle target rpm is 1600rpm, set the 1200rpm timing at 40 , the 1600 at 24 or so. etc.

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