Hondata installation questions / answers / issues.
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I'm using the base map for the JRSC on a d16y8 in a 98 EX. I have a problem with the idle surging when it's not fully warmed up. The surging will only start if there's a load on the engine from the A/C or defroster, or if I give it some gas. The surging stops once the water temp stabilizes. If I start the car and don't touch anything until it's fully warm there aren't any problems at all. Is this the same problem that other people have been having with the low temp thermostats? It sounded like the thermostat was a consistent problem where the idle is never right regardless of the load. I am still running the base map that hondata sent, and haven't had the chance to tune properly. Is the surging something that can be tuned out? If any one has some thoughts please let me know. The idle is not a huge problem but it'd be nice if I could get it steady all the time.
I think the thermostat is a colder one, it came with the JRSC stage 1 boost kit. I have no idea at what temp it starts to open though. About the tuning, I'm going to wait until I can get a WB O2 to do it myself. For the most part the car runs well maybe a bit on the rich side, but none of the problems that others have seem to run into.