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robin schembri

ECU problems on my r34 rb25

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Hi everyone need any info on the adaptronic modular ECU, just before the end of the year my engine builder installed this ECU in my r34 it was faulty, we sent it back and they replaced it with another one, the second ECU was installed and that to was faulty to, has anyone experienced problems with this product or herd of anyone that has.

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Is it not more likely that there is something wrong with the ECU wiring loom and both ECUs have been damaged by being plugged in and powered up?

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1 hour ago, robin schembri said:

Hi everyone need any info on the adaptronic modular ECU, just before the end of the year my engine builder installed this ECU in my r34 it was faulty, we sent it back and they replaced it with another one, the second ECU was installed and that to was faulty to, has anyone experienced problems with this product or herd of anyone that has.

 

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racepace in Bayswater has installed both ECU's and tested both units to be faulty my entire set up is all brand new, I'm at the point where I don't think I want another one and was wondering if anyone had herd of there ECU's being faulty or giving people trouble.

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1 hour ago, robin schembri said:

has installed both ECU's and tested both units to be faulty

Yes.....but did they test the 2nd unit BEFORE installing it? If you do Install, then test, and find it broken, you do not know if it was broken on arrival, or f**ked during/after installation. A "brand new" setup is even more likely to break something than an existing wiring setup that was known to work on another ECU.

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both ecu's had different issues racepace motorsport know there stuff, they install these units all the time, but since haltech has now bought out adaptronic there seems to be issues poping up.The first ECU was running fine for five days then it had a hissy fit causing all sorts of gremlins, the second ECU had misfire issues when idling and at a certain rev range but everything else seemed to be fine, they even tried it on another car and it did the same thing.i hope someone else can enlighten me on anything they have herd on the grape vine.

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I put an Adaptronic Modular into my R34 over Christmas and it has been fine so far.

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Apart from the hassle I presume this is not costing you money? What has Adaptronic got to say?

A Link fan myself but Tao from Hypergear in Campbellfield has been fitting Adaptronics including to R34s with great success. Maybe give him a ring.

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there has been a lot of dyno time spent solving the problems which ive been told wont cost me,but the customer service with them is a joke,there is no phone number to contact them and everything has taken way to long, they are now haltech they bought adaptronic out. racepace motorsport contacted them all last week and they didn't even have the decency to return there emails. I was going to go for a link ECU too but was convinced otherwise. Apparently the third ECU is on its way. 

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I have heard of someone over at performance forums having issues with a modular ecu when they first came out. The ecu was damaged when it did an auto firmware update. Was sent back to adaptech who proceeded to charge $ to repair it. Customer was not happy to say the least. 

 

Adaptronic support used to be awesome, all my experiences with the previous gen ecu where positive, seems since the takeover things have changed unfortunately.

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Thanks for your input that's exactly what im hearing, that's a shame as the old owner andy would help everyone.

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I asked if they would replace it with one of there haltech units they said yes, but they wouldn't refund the cost of the dyno. So it looks like number 3 ECU is on its way, what are the odds that three ECUS are faulty. 

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The odds are so ridiculously high that 2 adaptronics and a Haltech spontaneously explode that it is way more likely Racepace fked it up bigtime (and caused all 3 to die).


This is also obviously pretty damn unlikely, but it's more likely than 3 ECU's randomly failing instantly. ECU's breaking at all is extremely rare, and almost always due to install error.

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I hope that's not the case, third ECU will be installed at the end of the week fingers crossed.

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Make sure they point to point check every wire on the ECU loom plug before they plug it in and power it up. Check all earths are earths, all powers are powers and no signal/sensor wires have 12V or some other shitty error. Just in case.

I have had dumb arse instro-eleccies kill multiple expensive controllers and flame detectors and other stuff by plugging them in, killing them, then going to the commissioning spares and grabbing another. They eventually fix the wiring problem when they run out of spares.

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thanks for that, I don't think my nerves could handle it if this ecu fails,,adaptronic has double checked the unit and passed it to be fault free, it is in transit and should be here by the end of the week.i hope everything goes to plan and I can get my car back after 4 weeks, time will tell, thanks everyone for your input makes me feel a lot better.  

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Use a multimeter and check your voltage.

Old Nissans, could have a bad alternator /regulator and voltages could be through the roof and cooking electronics 

 

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3 hours ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

Use a multimeter and check your voltage.

Old Nissans, could have a bad alternator /regulator and voltages could be through the roof and cooking electronics 

 

That could be difficult though.....need to get the engine running first.

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19 minutes ago, GTSBoy said:

That could be difficult though.....need to get the engine running first.

Sounds like the car "was" running, then after five days these unlisted issues appeared.

Gut internet mechanic feelzzzz say electrical issue.

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