Got a little scare today. - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-15-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default Got a little scare today.

Had some free time so I decided to work on my winter tune and load it up on the car. Leaned it out, upped the idle a bit. Went to load it up, clicked load, ack, forgot to turn the key to run, so I quick turned it. Better hit abort and start over. I finally get things going and it wont connect. I try it again, still wont connect. never seen this error before. I try to start the car, and nothing. It just cranks. Talk about a sick feeling. The PCM is screwed, the computer wont connect. I ended up unhooking the battery in the car, disconnecting the HPT cable, and reboot the computer and hope for the best. I bring everything back up and go to connect. Finally, I get a connect and reload the tune. The car started up. That was a bit stressful.

I've got the tune all loaded and went out for a run. There I was, going 35mph and I put it down. Broke the tires loose. Wow.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 06:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
sawgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 7,122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sawgunner is on a distinguished road
Default

bet that was a scare. glad everything worked out ok. bet that was a joy tyo break em loose at 35 i want mine to do that
sawgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 06:28 PM   #3
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

And that was with traction control on. Don't know if I would want to try that with the WSS off.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Black Pearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: STC, MN
Posts: 3,301
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Black Pearl is on a distinguished road
Default

Glad everything worked out in your favor dan
Black Pearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 07:12 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Purplehazeir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 7,979
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Purplehazeir is on a distinguished road
Default

I thought I was going to come in here and learn that someone just got a "Honey, I think I'm pregnant" chat.

Nothing like the feeling in the pit of your stomach when you think you've totaled something and its not recoverable. Glad it all worked out!
Purplehazeir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 07:49 PM   #6
Administratus Emeritus
Certified Car Nut
 
GXP Venom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Purgatory, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,538
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
GXP Venom is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danthurs View Post
And that was with traction control on. Don't know if I would want to try that with the WSS off.
I wouldn't do that. Learn to compensate. Breaking the tires and causing a timing pull cant be good on things.

I have learned to tap down the throttle 3/4'* of the way, and when I feel it downshift shift and know the converter is locked, slam the other 1/4 throttle down and engage the nitrous spray. She burns up through 2nd gear and chirps nicely into 3rd. Anybody got a 50 spot I can borrow. Gramps now feels like filling his bottle. Glad to hear the PCM reset.
GXP Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 07:54 PM   #7
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

My drag radials were much better, these are my winter tires, didn't expect them to spin at 35. And that wasn't even with it pinned.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 08:05 PM   #8
Administratus Emeritus
Certified Car Nut
 
GXP Venom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Purgatory, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,538
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
GXP Venom is on a distinguished road
Default

I've found that even though winter tires give better grip on snow, they are usually a softer compound and break easy on pavement. Jeeeez Dan, I'm wondering with your tuning knowledge gained, and the new goodies to put on, where all this is all going to take you. Into the 12'*, or somethin broke. Or both. hehehe.
GXP Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 08:08 PM   #9
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

I'm thinking both, but hopping for just the 12s.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2009, 10:00 PM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Black Pearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: STC, MN
Posts: 3,301
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Black Pearl is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danthurs View Post
I'm thinking both, but hopping for just the 12s.
Your post made me think of my old sig line, and I thought it was appropriate to share it again:

We expect things to break, look forward to realizing exactly what happned, and then obsess about dropping plenty of cash to rebuild it stronger so we can run it hard as hell and break again. We are sick individuals
Black Pearl is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MA Bomb Scare turns out to be Advertising Now with Ebay link BLACK94SSEi Lounge 31 02-01-2007 11:30 PM
Boston bomb scare press conference Puddy46 Lounge 2 02-01-2007 08:28 PM
This'll scare the life outta ya Custom88 Lounge 4 08-14-2004 11:36 PM
had a scare today Custom88 Lounge 7 05-20-2004 11:28 PM
Mad Cow Scare driverjohn2005 Lounge 27 01-03-2004 02:06 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:29 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.