Possible ECU issue

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  1. gloverman

    gloverman Well-Known Member

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    Hello Guys

    I recently had a customers ecu sent to me which I would like a second opinion on please. I think the ECU might be faulty but not really sure how to tell. Advice would be great

    I made a video of it as adding more details here is too hard and if I put as little as possible, expect everyone to mind read and then don't understand why I don't get a good answer seems to be the way things get done these days.

    For those who have no sense of humor maybe this isnt the correct thread for you.

     
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    Kelvin, it looks like it was running a bit lean. I'd suggest checking the blinker fluid for the right AFR. :)

    When the die grinder came out I nearly wet myself!!!!!
     
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    Spark plugs have been changed and that didn't help. Ill look at the blinker fluid. Can I buy a bottle of it at a local parts store or do I have to use the genuine item?

    Grinder? that it my big rotary screwdriver. haha.
     
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    I'd only trust Genuine Toyota Blinker Fluid for this critical application :)
     
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    The ECU of my old Mercedes ML has filled up with water a few times.

    Dry it out, WD40 and drive on.

    Electronics can be extremely rugged or drop dead because you looked at it sideways.

    I enjoyed the video.

    Were the Capacitors leaking?
     
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    Rod - I have a guy helping around the workshop who is a range rover , landrover fan. I had him commenting and he also said rangies run after their ecus have been flooded. I had the edit it out due to "unsuitable content" haha.

    Leaking capacitors? not one bit bit it was much worse , whole ute leaked.

    John , Ill remember to ask my local dealer for some genuine blinker fluid , problem is over here we call them indicators and indicator fluid doesn't have the same ring to it. Ill get the striped paint at the same time.
     
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    I made another video that was actually helpful on poor performance from 1uz VVti engines.



    Todays was VVti throttle bodies so I can simply show customers a video when they say the 1uz VVti isn't drive by wire because it has a throttle cable. Any other suggestions of videos anyone would like?
     
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