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Mk2 Escort with Duratec (Zetec ) ST170 / SVT not starting


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Hi All


Hope you clever people can help. 

This is my first time setting up vipec


I can not get this motor to run. Tried for days now!!!!


Spec as follow

ECU - Vipec V88

Motor - Ford Duratec / ST170 / SVT with the VCT on the inlet cam with Turbo

Ignition - Beru ZS041 coil on plugs. All info I have on them. ECU Mode is direct spark. Done tests, they click

Injectors - Deatschwerks Bosch injectors. Dead times as per spec given. ECU Mode is Sequential. Done tests, they click


Triggers - Brand new reluctor Ford sensors. Checked wires for wrong way around. 100% confident they are correct.

On trigger setup up I selected the Duratec VCT setup. Get steady rpm on cranking.  Trigger 1 and 2 both get signal as they go Yes.

Trigger 2 picks up 90% of the time, even when checking under vvt in runtime values. Sometimes it says  "error: 2nd cam pulse" on trigger 2. Comes and goes.

The cam has 5 teeth. 4 equal with one in between them. Almost like 8 - 3 teeth. 

Calibrated trigger. Get perfect reading on TDC. Sometimes the cam is in exhaust stroke and sometimes in compression stroke???


Dont know what to do, please help. Attached is the map file







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