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  1. jag-oo-r

    jag-oo-r Formula Junior

    May 27, 2015
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    Hey flea;
    Make sure I got this right: with the button pushed, the valves should ALWAYS be open, right?
    That's not how they're acting, regardless what I do.


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  3. Flea7

    Flea7 Formula 3
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    Correct. When the wireless remote is activated and is lit.....the valves should stay open.
     
  4. jag-oo-r

    jag-oo-r Formula Junior

    May 27, 2015
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    I'm really not convinced the problem I'm having is heat. I've installed the tig-finger insulation, as recommended. I've tucked the controller as far away from heat as I think it can get, and I've extended the antenna wire. I still get intermittent valve closing. It seems to do it most when throttle is steady. In other words: when I accelerate the valves are open, but at "maintenence throttle" they'll frequently close, but open again immediately if i apply more throttle. Sometimes sitting at a stop light i can hear them clacking open and closed repeatedly and in short succession.

    Ideas?
    I'm really tempted to hardwire a switch so I can test if it's the BT or if it lies elsewhere.
    I imagine I can probably "hotwire" the controller?

    Really: I'd love any ideas.
     
  5. freshmeat

    freshmeat F1 Veteran

    Aug 30, 2011
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    I always thought valved systems = marketing gimmick.

    Any experienced exotic car owner will know that other than the initial cold start, all you have to do to keep the noise down with a non-valved system is shift into higher gears when on the move. I’m even willing to say that because of the higher air flow from an unrestricted layout, the non-valved xpipe is even quieter than oem and or valved aftermarket system, especially from inside the cabin, coz well, there’s ZERO droning for starters.

    How many times do you do cold starts in the wee hours of the morning to annoy your neighbors? If you’re trying to compare it to say a Prius, then even the oem system would be considered loud.
     
  6. Flea7

    Flea7 Formula 3
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    At this point, I think the wireless remote unit maybe faulty or damaged. I would reach out to Kline or go with the Forza controller.
     
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  8. jag-oo-r

    jag-oo-r Formula Junior

    May 27, 2015
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    Thanks. I'm thinking so too.

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  9. jag-oo-r

    jag-oo-r Formula Junior

    May 27, 2015
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    So, a quick update to this.
    I contacted the folks at kline who immediately sent me a new controller, free of charge with instructions to return the faulty one, if in fact it was found to be faulty.

    It's been sitting on the shelf for weeks, waiting for me to get to it.

    In the meantime, the controller quit working entirely, and my neighbors have learned to hate the car at 7 am. :-(

    Today was a rainy day, so i dug into it and discovered almost immediately that the controller did not have 12v to it. WHY took me a little longer. I eventually traced it to a bad connector, which looked to the eye to be perfect.... but digging deeper, on the back side, deep in the socket, the wire had corroded to almost nothing. Why? I don't know. I'm open to ideas. But I took the new one from the replacement controller and wired it all back up. "Good to go".

    I'll return this to kline with the new controller, so he can watch for any others which might be compromised.

    I have every reason to believe this will fix the issue completely, but a good long drive is in order, to be sure. (But, as i mentioned: it's rainy today :-( ) Image Unavailable, Please Login

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  10. freshmeat

    freshmeat F1 Veteran

    Aug 30, 2011
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    Because kline...

     
  11. jag-oo-r

    jag-oo-r Formula Junior

    May 27, 2015
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    Huh..... i would think the takeaway about kline from my post would be that they sent me a new controller, free of charge, no questions asked.



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  13. whatheheck

    whatheheck F1 Rookie
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    Great job figuring out the root cause of the issue Dan!

    Enjoy your very well deserved drive!

    Dan
     
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