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Where can I get an FCD?

Posted by cowmilker69, Aug 24, 2018

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  1. cowmilker69

    cowmilker69 Probationary Member

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    Hey all. So I just recently boosted my 99 eclipse 420a, and I obviously need something to prevent fuel cut as you guys all probably know already. I was not keen on getting the Missing Link due to the potential troubles it can bring. I wanted to get the Symtech Labs FCD but unfortunately EVERYTHING on their website is out of stock(what?). I don't know if its a glitch on the site but I can't get a hold of them. They have no telephone and they haven't answered any of my numerous emails. Anyone know what is up with these guys? Does anyone have a FCD they can sell me or know of another source to get one? If the Symtech Labs FCD is out of the question, would the Turbosmart or HKS one be a sufficient substitute? It costs a lot more than the Symtech labs one so I kinda don't want to go there but I will if need be.
     

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  2. dsmcrzy

    dsmcrzy Proven Member

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    Symtech has been out of business for a number of years now.

    As for a replacement, I never really looked because I’m running MS.
     
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  3. cowmilker69

    cowmilker69 Probationary Member

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    Aww shieeett. Well thanks for the reply. Us 420a guys are losing alot of our part sources eh :(

    Could someone else that's doing a light "8 lb" build shed some light on how I should combat my fuel cut? The only way I see now is either the HKS or Turbosmart FCD's. Has anyone used these and can confirm they work properly with our cars?

    EDIT: Before anyone says anything, can someone confirm that a FCD is what I need. Basically the car bogs out and jerks anytime i go full throttle. I can still build boost if I go half throttle, but as soon as I put the pedal to the floor, it bogs/jerks out.
     
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  4. dsmcrzy

    dsmcrzy Proven Member

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    Yeah you need an FCD or a missing link. The missing link is hit or miss though.

    Try googling diy FCD. Quite a few resources came up. It’s basically a voltage cap. The turbosmart should work. It’s more expensive cuz of the brand name and also that the voltage cap is tuneable.
     
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  5. cowmilker69

    cowmilker69 Probationary Member

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    Thank you, gonna go with the Turbosmart FCD and pray all goes well :pray:
     
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  6. Dark DSM

    Dark DSM Supporting Member

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    Keep in mind, this is old school tech now..... Which is why a lot of us are all fancy with Megasquirt. In your case an electronic FCD would work well, which all it is, is a MAP clamp to keep the MAP sensor from seeing the full 5V..... Back when i had that setup, i set mine to max out at 4.7-4.8V
     
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  7. cowmilker69

    cowmilker69 Probationary Member

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    I didn't want to resurrect this thread, but I just have to ask one more question. Turbosmart offers a pneumatic FCD and an electronic one. The pneumatic one is a lot cheaper, does anyone have any experience with it? It says it's "to be used in conjunction with the Turbosmart boost controller". Could I still use this even tho I don't have that boost controller?(my boost is controlled by a wastegate spring set at 5 psi)
     
  8. Dark DSM

    Dark DSM Supporting Member

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    I'm sure you can..... Its job is to keep the MAP from seeing boost pressure, so the PCM doesnt start cutting fuel.
     
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