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    Suitable core

    Hi, can I use a 89 turbo 2 SMEC as a core if the core is bad? The SMEC that's in my car now sets a code 13 after its has been running for 10 minuets. Thanks, Marc

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    Re: Suitable core

    We would have to check it out before we can tell if it is a suitable core. Normally we prefer to have known good cores.
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    Re: Suitable core

    Thank you for the reply, Marc

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    Re: Suitable core

    Marc, I've never seen a code 13 due to a bad SMEC, usually it's a vacuum line leaking or bad fuel pressure regulator (check for fuel in the vacuum line going to it). Just a few things to check, and may allow you to make sure you've got a good core.
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    Re: Suitable core

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbodave View Post
    Marc, I've never seen a code 13 due to a bad SMEC, usually it's a vacuum line leaking or bad fuel pressure regulator (check for fuel in the vacuum line going to it). Just a few things to check, and may allow you to make sure you've got a good core.
    True that!....maybe water in the map sensor/line.....If the car is having issues non computer related, a new cal won't fix the problem, rather you might think our cal doesn't work.
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    Re: Suitable core

    Thanks, I tee in a vacuum gauge right up to the map, placed a DVM on the map output. All normal! Connected a scanner to it and the data stream was all f*** up. You see I never have anything normal break for me. If its the worst case scenario in car repair, its going to happen to me. Marc

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