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Author: Subject: ST170 VCT Delete Kit from the States
cjellwood

posted on 23/10/17 at 08:48 PM Reply With Quote
Prior to getting an ECU could I just plug in a solenoid and tie clip it somewhere to make the ECU think it is working, or is more complicated than that?
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cjellwood

posted on 24/10/17 at 02:15 PM Reply With Quote
One more thing, once the pulleys are in and timed up standardly do I really need a special tool to dial the adjustment?
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big_wasa

posted on 24/10/17 at 07:10 PM Reply With Quote
The ecu will know the vvt is not moving due to the cam trigger. It will give an out of range code.
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cjellwood

posted on 24/10/17 at 07:26 PM Reply With Quote
whatever happens I will post back here later with confirmation of whatever happens. After a year of trying I have just managed to lose the SRS warning light from changing the seats. The typical resistor trick does not work on MK1 /MK1.5 Focus but I got there in the end with a capacitor. No more yellow lights are welcome.

I failed to mention earlier that my ST170 is not standard. The good guys at CTM Dagenham rebuilt the engine with a stage 2 head amongst other things but I am yet to see what she can do due to the VVT issue.

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cjellwood

posted on 26/10/17 at 02:32 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the help guys! I managed to get them on without too much grief and she is now nice and smooth with a nice poke starting at around 3.5k rather than waiting for 5k for things to happen. Loss at top end a tad but if I put the foot down hard it compensates thanks to the stage 2 head. Where to go from here? Can I advance more for starters or is it time for the aftermarket ECU?



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cjellwood

posted on 28/10/17 at 04:06 PM Reply With Quote
A quick tech question please. When I am a tad confused when folk talk abuot 40 degrees at the crank being 20 degrees at the dial. The ST170 is described as going to 60 degrees advance from 4-5k rpm which I assume is cam degrees? Am I right in thinking to achieve 60 degrees advance I turn the pulley to dial setting 30 degrees?
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cjellwood

posted on 3/11/17 at 06:25 PM Reply With Quote
Things are not going well. The inlet pulley is wiggling and trying to push the belt off. Everything is bolted up fine ? Has anyone had this problem before? I am wondering if it is a faulty pulley.

Btw I still sent ahead with tuning and found the best spot to be 34 deg advanced on the dial. Does this tally with anyone else findings?

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[Edited on 3/11/17 by cjellwood]

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