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  1. Jenno007

    Warm Start Struggles

    Hi Guys, I have quite an unusual problem with my car. Cold starts are perfect, the car fires up almost on the first crank. Once the car is warm, if I turn it off and then start it up within a minute it will fire straight up. However, if I leave the car for 5 minutes, it will then struggle to start. It cranks for a few seconds then sputters a couple of times then jumps into life. I've tried increasing/decreasing both air and fuel but unsure what could be causing this. The only thing that makes sense to me is perhaps fuel pressure drops, but I let the pump prime before I crank the car, and cold starts are fine so this still doesn't quite make sense. I know it's hard to diagnose over the internet, but hopefully someone could advise what the likely problem is (ie not enough fuel). On my map I don't believe the pre-crank prime is activating as it doesn't have the digital input. Any suggestions on what to try would be greatly appreciated! Car is running on e85 for reference, but given I'm only having problems with warm starts I don't think this is the problem. warmstartstruggles.pclr
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    Warm Start Struggles

    I will try remove the fuel rail and see if the injectors are leaking. The cars running a 1.8t 20v audi/vw engine bored and stroked to 2l. Would holding the throttle increase fuel while the car is cranking?
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    Warm Start Struggles

    So I've done some more research and this seems to be a common problem with e85. People with a variety of cars are having trouble starting with warm e85 no matter what they do with the fuel. Seems the best fix is more air when cranking, could someone please advise the best way to add more air when it's cranking, but then I don't want it to rev too high when it finally starts?
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    Warm Start Struggles

    Hmm yes that could explain it, although they are relatively new ID2000 so I'd be a bit upset if they were leaking given I bought what I thought were some of the best injectors. I guess remove all crank enrichment and add heaps of air could help combat this? edit: obviously the solution would be to replace the injector but this would help prove the theory before spending a few hundred $ on new injectors
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    Warm Start Struggles

    I keep removing fuel and it starts a little bit easier each time - here is less crank enrichment - https://ufile.io/7zokj Still doesnt make sense as it will fire up perfectly fine no matter the fuel settings if I turn it off - wait 10 seconds and start it again This only occurs if I leave it for 5 minutes or more.
  6. Jenno007

    Warm Start Struggles

    Okay so I tried a few other things. I tried your recommended crank enrichment values with more throttle body opening - https://ufile.io/7ehfz I also tried less crank enrichment values with more throttle body opening - https://ufile.io/qk49s I tried even less again and it seems to be getting better - https://ufile.io/ea5bw I'll try even less again fingers crossed!
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    Warm Start Struggles

    okay here is the log without the AIT compensation at 0% throttle. Cranks for quite a long time still https://ufile.io/2qbg3 I will try lower the values a little maybe? 80 - 18 90 - 12 100 - 10 AFR Gauge is innovate motorsports. The car also has the factory air fuel sensor wired in however I don't believe the ECU uses this EDIT: attempted the enrichment numbers above Okay it stuttered into life a little more here with the values above so I'm thinking to add some more air through the startup step table https://ufile.io/2kcse
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    Warm Start Struggles

    Two more logs with the corresponding maps - both started poorly tried different things. This is beyond frustrating! If anyone could let me know if the fuel temp is adjusting anything in the map that would be greatly appreciated as I believe that could be causing some problems for the starting. I've read a few threads about e85 not liking to start when it is warm so maybe this isn't software related Log 1 https://ufile.io/r33bn Map 1 https://ufile.io/wpjof Log 2 https://ufile.io/ii6cc Map 2 https://uploadfiles.io/7221q Seems we posted at the same time - I will try these settings now cheers okay I attempted this and sadly no luck - cranked for an extended period of time. I had values of 3 in the AIT correction at 0% throttle however, so I'll let the car sit for 5 minutes and try those crank enrich values again but without that 3% ait correction Log - https://ufile.io/52b9q Map - https://ufile.io/ebluc
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    Warm Start Struggles

    Just had a thought, could the car be compensating for fuel temp? That increases a lot when I leave the car. I can't see any tables that adjust fuelling for temp however
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    Warm Start Struggles

    Well just went for an hour drive to clear any possible moisture and same problem so I don't think that is the cause. Fuel pressure could be a problem but since I let the pump fully prime before I try cranking the car, I don't think so. When I crank it does cough and try to fire a few times before it really goes. Would that indicate not enough fuel or air usually?
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    Warm Start Struggles

    Not too sure what trigger patterns are sorry so I can't check those. The battery voltage is around 10 volts for both when cranking. If you mean Trig1 and Trig2 Arming they look to be the same both times. Unfortunately with the gauge it takes 30 seconds to turn on it is inbuilt into the gauge and there doesn't seem anything I can do about it. One interesting thing I noticed, the crank enrichment was different even though the tune was the same and the engine degrees was only about 1 degree off. I haven't had the injectors out and I will try this next but as there are no other symptoms I would have thought this would show itself elsewhere. I may also buy a fuel pressure gauge, but I always let the car fuel pump prime from the ignition before I crank the car. Given this e85 is a few months old now, and the amount of water vapour coming out of the exhaust I feel this must be somehow related. If the exhaust valves are open when the car is turned off, the cylinders could in theory fill from warm water vapour from the exhaust? That would explain why the car starts fine cold and it's only after I leave it for a while. Today I will go for a really good drive to clear all the water from the exhaust and get new e85 and see if that makes any difference.
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    Warm Start Struggles

    Nope haven't had to add coolant in over a year and the oils not milky, as I was really worried it could have been a head gasket. Huge amounts of condensation in the exhaust though I think I need to give the car a really good run
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    Warm Start Struggles

    Ducie thank you for your help so far. At first it seemed to have fixed it, but alas the problems continued. I'm wondering if it could be something non-tune related. As there is a heap of water in the exhaust lately from the e85, I'm wondering if perhaps this vapor fills cylinders so it takes a few revolutions to clear before it will fire up? I've uploaded 3 logs. The first two are after about a 5 minute break between starts and you can see it cranks for a while before it fires up. The third is when I turn it off and start the car immediately, and you can see that it has no problem starting under these circumstances. Happy to try any other theories though. 1 - https://ufile.io/0oqfc 2 - https://ufile.io/gjgnd 3 - https://ufile.io/s73ht
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    Warm Start Struggles

    Good point I will try this now cheers. Strange that it doesn't affect the cold start :\ as cold start it fires up straight away.
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    Warm Start Struggles

    Since I couldn't upload any more logs in this thread I had to upload them elsewhere: Logs: the details in the log relate to the crank enrichment https://ufile.io/92ipd https://ufile.io/jcr5i https://ufile.io/z5a8l Here is the map I used for the logs: https://ufile.io/87e4d For each log I only changed the crank enrichment for 80 and 90 degrees. The log filename shows 80 degrees then the crank enrichment then 90 degrees and the crank enrichment. There are little to no changes in each. Really out of ideas
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    Warm Start Struggles

    for some reason I cannot upload any more logs here (only 200kb remaining).
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    Warm Start Struggles

    okay I think the smoke was related to the tune as that has now stopped thank god. Im unsure how the tune affected it as the snaketrail didn't show it hitting the extra fuel you added at 0% throttle so that really has me stumped. Anyway, sadly this hasn't fixed the starting problem. I've attached a few logs of trying to start the car. The figure in the log name reflects the crank enrichment % I tried with the log. I didn't change any other values. couldntstartmorefuel25.llg couldntstartmorefuel30.llg couldntstartmorefuel50.llg
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    Warm Start Struggles

    I was warming the car up to see how it would go with this tune and the car was pouring out a fair bit of white smoke. I really hope this is related to the tune and not something with the engine. White smoke would usually be too much fuel correct? Oil would be blue smoke right or could it also be white? Since I live in an apartment I'm going to let it clear from the carpark and then start it up again with 0 values for all IAT values at 0% throttle. Car seemed to start okay but I haven't been able to really try given the smoke haha
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    Warm Start Struggles

    I'll take some logs tonight. Unsure if AFRs are leaner as my afr gauge takes 30 seconds to give any feedback. I've tried adding fuel and air and nothing I did seemed to improve it which was really frustrating, and I don't know as to whether there was too much fuel / not enough fuel because changes either way did nothing. Its just very strange that if I turn off the car and start it straight away or within a minute it fires up fine, but if I wait 5 minutes it cranks for about 5 seconds then fires up. I did notice the charge temp was very high like 70 degrees but when I looked at the AIT corrections it didn't seem like it would impact anything in a meaningful way. I'm very eager to get home and try the map you posted above! I'll take some logs if that doesn't fix it
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    Warm Start Struggles

    Thank you very much, I will try this tonight after work.
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    Warm Start Struggles

    Thanks cj. The fuel system returns to the tank and this happens when the engine is 60 degrees so I don't think fuel is boiling. When I'm cranking the engjne the charge temperature is 70 degrees so absolutely could be due to the AIT sensor reading hot. Any idea how I could try fix this?
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    Poor Idle

    Quick summary: Car runs on e85 with large injectors, I believe this is the cause for the poor idle. Had the car retuned to compensate for the injector low pulse width data previously, still not 100% The problem: Idle does jump around a little, I don't expect a factory idle but I would like to try and improve it as much as possible. Main problem is when I rev the engine when it returns to idle it goes far below. Idle is set to around 1200rpm and it goes down as low as 700rpm. When the car is fully warmed it doesn't go as low, probably only to 1000rpm or so. Log attached at approx 60 degrees which I believe should be warm enough for the car to run great. Also, the idle is set for 1300-1200 rpm but it never hits these figures and I'm unsure why. If anyone could give me a list of things to try to improve the idle and stop it dropping so low when I rev the engine, that would be fantastic. Alternatively, if this requires detailed tuning and you know of someone who can remotely tune the car (just the idle) I'm all ears! Thank you! poor returning to idle.llg idlesokay.pclr
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    Poor Idle

    so I've managed to get the idle really good, the only thing I note now is bad throttle response. When I put my foot on the throttle it goes really lean and then revs. I've looked into accel enrichment but wasn't sure what I was doing. Any help would be really appreciated! finalmap260718.pclr leanwhenirev.llg
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    Poor Idle

    So it has been a long time, unfortunately I don't get much time with the car as it's kept in storage. I've managed to sort the idle out it's much smoother now! I took this log today from a full cold start all the way to 90 degrees (when the thermostat is fully open). The only downside is, when I blip throttle, there is quite a delay before the revs go up, and it isn't too smooth. Then the revs hang for a while before they come back down. Any ideas what could be causing this? I've attached the map and log. The car doesn't seem like stalling anymore though which is a plus. Cheers afterallignitionchanges.pclr after all ignition changes.llg
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    Poor Idle

    Thank you for the comprehensive reply. I'm going to read through this a few more times and have a play around tonight. Really appreciate it
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