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sho
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sho Jun 18, 11:04pm - #201575 

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dealer service

i just scheduled an appoinment with toyota dealership for service.i have several problems with my car right now.the main problem is my engine knocking.they told me that they can find out if ive been abusing my car which i have been .how do they find out that ive been running my car n also if they do i find out, will they b a b***h n not fix my car?what can i do to make sure that they'll fix my car?
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GTS2003BLK Jun 18, 11:14pm - #201576 

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Good question.

Aside from obvious mechanical damage, maybe the ecu stores engine run data?
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robare99 Jun 18, 11:18pm - #201577 

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unplug your battery overnight and it will wipe the memory from the ECU.
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sho Jun 18, 11:29pm - #201578 

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so just unplug the battery over night?but will my car feel wierd the next day when i plug it back on?which one do i unplug plus or minus?
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GTS2003BLK Jun 19, 12:28am - #201579 

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The minus (negative) terminal.

When you reconnect the negative terminal the next morning start your car and let it idle for 15 min without touching the gas pedal. This will give will give the ecu a chance to reset itself.
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v3n0m Jun 19, 4:28am - #201580 

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our car's ECU keep track of what we do to our car. What RPM's were going, how fast were going, & how far did you travel. I dunno about leaving the battery unplugged overnight, there has to be a back system so that the entire data doesn't get deleted.
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falkkor Jun 19, 4:31am - #201581 

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As fas as I know that resets the memory as well.

But how bad were you abusing your car?
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ragingpaseo Jun 19, 5:36am - #201582 
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Originally Posted by sho
which one do i unplug plus or minus?

dude, i'm so glad you asked that question. you've to know this! and read your owner's manual one of these days to get familiar with your own car...
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sho Jun 19, 5:26pm - #201583 

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Originally Posted by falkkor
As fas as I know that resets the memory as well.

But how bad were you abusing your car?
ive been running my car everytime i get in it.redlined it like couple of times.i just cant help it.hitting lift is best feeling in da world.
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ragingpaseo Jun 19, 11:39pm - #201584 
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^^^no no, Turbo is a much better feeling than the lift...
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Sultan Jun 20, 3:38am - #201585 

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Originally Posted by sho
Originally Posted by falkkor
As fas as I know that resets the memory as well.

But how bad were you abusing your car?
ive been running my car everytime i get in it.redlined it like couple of times.i just cant help it.hitting lift is best feeling in da world.


you gotta get out more - wink
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spaztikid Jun 20, 3:41am - #201586 
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reseting the ecu will wipe the memory
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