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Old 08-28-2016, 03:05 PM   #286
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Car still doesn't start. My parasitic drain is gone but she doesn't fire up anymore. Did I get a bad ecu? Anyway to tell for sure?
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:14 AM   #287
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Lifes got me pretty down right now for sure. All i want to do is buy another ecu to see if this ones shit or not, but in reality i shouldn't have bought the first replacement to begin with. After buying my truck and saying "fuck it, i'm so close" to many of the last parts of my car, and my lease ending next month and paying for move in fees and such to my new apartment, i've dug myself into quite a hole. Among other things i've quit my job that i love and have worked at for the past 2.5 years in an effort to spend more time with my gf and to pursue other adventures. This is that time of year when the shit storm rains down and it feels like nothing is going right. Even so, i'm not one to give up and there is NO FUCKING WAY i'm giving in. i give you my word that this will not be one of the many threads that have come so far just to have the car sold off. This car will be finished, and driven, by me.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:33 AM   #288
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:53 AM   #289
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Lifes got me pretty down right now for sure. All i want to do is buy another ecu to see if this ones shit or not, but in reality i shouldn't have bought the first replacement to begin with. After buying my truck and saying "fuck it, i'm so close" to many of the last parts of my car, and my lease ending next month and paying for move in fees and such to my new apartment, i've dug myself into quite a hole. Among other things i've quit my job that i love and have worked at for the past 2.5 years in an effort to spend more time with my gf and to pursue other adventures. This is that time of year when the shit storm rains down and it feels like nothing is going right. Even so, i'm not one to give up and there is NO FUCKING WAY i'm giving in. i give you my word that this will not be one of the many threads that have come so far just to have the car sold off. This car will be finished, and driven, by me.
Keep your head up dude, you are so close! Take a short break, let your finances settle for a bit, spend some time with your GF. Then come back and make her help you with the car
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:26 AM   #290
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Lifes got me pretty down right now for sure. All i want to do is buy another ecu to see if this ones shit or not, but in reality i shouldn't have bought the first replacement to begin with. After buying my truck and saying "fuck it, i'm so close" to many of the last parts of my car, and my lease ending next month and paying for move in fees and such to my new apartment, i've dug myself into quite a hole. Among other things i've quit my job that i love and have worked at for the past 2.5 years in an effort to spend more time with my gf and to pursue other adventures. This is that time of year when the shit storm rains down and it feels like nothing is going right. Even so, i'm not one to give up and there is NO FUCKING WAY i'm giving in. i give you my word that this will not be one of the many threads that have come so far just to have the car sold off. This car will be finished, and driven, by me.
Dude, Keep at it, you'll get there.

Also, go get your job back, especially if you enjoyed the job, and were treated well. If you're GF has an issue with you working more than spending time with her, then she is out of touch with being an adult. Besides, having a Girl friend doesn't pay the bills, having a job does.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:58 AM   #291
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Dude, Keep at it, you'll get there.

Also, go get your job back, especially if you enjoyed the job, and were treated well. If you're GF has an issue with you working more than spending time with her, then she is out of touch with being an adult. Besides, having a Girl friend doesn't pay the bills, having a job does.
hahaha, nah i loved working there but it's more of an issue of i have a lot of other things i love doing, and working there prevented me from doing them. and taking any amount of time off was nearly impossible. that being said, i've left on extremely good terms with everyone, and if this whole thing doesn't work out i'm 100% sure that i will be able to get my position back.

coolant temp sensors came in the mail today. i plan on knocking these out within the next week or so. hopefully we can get this build back on track!
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:39 PM   #292
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In regards to the coolant temp sensors, when you guys replace the M60 2 prong sensor with the E30 brown top 1 prong sensor, what are you doing in terms of wiring it up? Are you de-pinning the 2 pin connector and re-pinning it with the E30 one prong connector? if so what are you doing with the other wire?
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:49 AM   #293
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In regards to the coolant temp sensors, when you guys replace the M60 2 prong sensor with the E30 brown top 1 prong sensor, what are you doing in terms of wiring it up? Are you de-pinning the 2 pin connector and re-pinning it with the E30 one prong connector? if so what are you doing with the other wire?
For OBD 1 I just plugged it on. no wiring mods. M60 harness blk connector goes to e30 'brown top' for temp gauge. M60 temp sensor for DME is usually white and connects to white harness connector. If your temp gauge doesn't work try swapping connectors.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:29 AM   #294
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In regards to the coolant temp sensors, when you guys replace the M60 2 prong sensor with the E30 brown top 1 prong sensor, what are you doing in terms of wiring it up? Are you de-pinning the 2 pin connector and re-pinning it with the E30 one prong connector? if so what are you doing with the other wire?
Yeah the connectors are the same 2 prong style. Its just the e30 brown too is "missing" a prong.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:03 AM   #295
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Awesome. Thanks for the info guys!
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:33 PM   #296
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Money situation is back on track if only for a while. But I'm out of the hole and back in the green. That's all for now, more updates in a week or so
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Old 11-01-2016, 05:28 PM   #297
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moved apartments a month ago, car is still sitting in the parking garage. getting it towed to my dads apartments in the next day or two.
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Old 11-10-2016, 09:49 AM   #298
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:37 AM   #299
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Decided to tow it to my dad's.



My new apartment parking lot is too hilly. Also, the amount of work I've done in that parking lot is crazy, so I know they don't care.

This guy is my neighbor


And I have a badass bmw shop down the street from me. Honestly if money was a little more free flowing I'd have just towed my car there. They have a bunch of 02's an isetta and an m1. The owner just sold off all of his goodies (including the car above) like an s54 swapped e30 m3, s14 swapped baur 02, 02 art car, a bunch of crazy shit like that.

We'll see how motivated I am to work on my car this week. I'm just super glad I don't have to worry about it getting towed anymore.
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:56 PM   #300
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i didn't realize you are in austin. i have been chilling at the airport holiday inn for the last 2 days. could have helped you work on it a little bit.
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