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ECMlink Check engine light

Posted by TK9er, Mar 23, 2020

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  1. TK9er

    TK9er Proven Member

    Joined Jun 1, 2014
    lincoln, Nebraska
    Hey, hopefully a quick and easy question. I was just wondering what people are setting their check engine light to come in ecmlink. I feel like my car is running hot. Brand new engine, new radiator, nothing crazy power wise. And it likes to get hot when it isn't moving. And by hot I mean 200. Now I did some looking and it seems like this isn't a huge deal, but my cel is set to come on at 200. Also, I do have a heat shield coming, so that might help. I was just curious what other people's setup is.

    Street Build 808  1

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
  2. Sjd6795

    Sjd6795 Proven Member

    Joined May 14, 2014
    Wilsonville, Oregon
    What thermostat do you have? I've read at 206 degree the car pulls timing, 200 you should be fine. You could get a 180 Thermostat and that would help if you don't already.

    Street Build 720  13

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    322 whp · 331 lb/ft · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  0

    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

    Joined Nov 14, 2013
    Independence, Kansas
    Here are my settings.
    Glad to share. Not set in stone but work for me. :)

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.74 @ 117.04 · 1G DSM

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    awd · manual · 1G DSM

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    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
  4. TK9er

    TK9er Proven Member

    Joined Jun 1, 2014
    lincoln, Nebraska
    Thanks! And, as for the moment my gauge doesn't work, but I have an oil temp/psi gauge. The temps should be close right? I have just been using link to monitor my temps as I break it in.

    Street Build 808  1

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
  5. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

    Joined Dec 2, 2002
    Houston, Texas
    It's completely normal for the car to operate at that temp.

    Street Build 5K  4

    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
  6. Evolving_sti

    Evolving_sti Proven Member

    Joined Apr 28, 2019
    DANBURY, Connecticut
    If you hit anywhere from 200-206 in stop and go I wouldnt worry about it. But if your hitting that on the highway I would be concerned .

    786  6

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    320 whp · 315 lb/ft · 2G DSM
  7. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I have my cel to come on for knock 2*, and 200-206 at a stop is normal. Should go down from there when the fan turns on.

    572  3

    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 3K  6

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.2 @ 120 · 1G DSM
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