Notices
C6 Forced Induction/Nitrous C6 Corvette Turbochargers, Superchargers, Pulley Upgrades, Intercoolers, Wet and Dry Nitrous Injection, Meth
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Alky Control Issue

 
Old 05-11-2019, 12:55 PM
  #1  
donnyt
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
donnyt's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2017
Location: Gilbert Az
Posts: 83
Received 8 Likes on 8 Posts
Default Alky Control Issue

For the last month or so I've noticed what my meth light hasn't been turning green after ~3500ish rpm like it usually does as the boost picks up. I've been careful on this and I'll let out right away when I don't feel/see the meth kick in.
I hit the test button last night after driving it while it was idling and the meth light lit up red, but never green and the engine didn't stumble at idle. However this morning on a cold start as soon as I started the car I tested it and it flipped to green within a second and the engine stumbled.

I then went out driving it shortly after and the meth kicked in once when I rolled into 2nd gear, but on the way back home it was the same issue where the light would only light up red and no meth. Once I got home I hit the test button again at idle and same symptoms of the light not going green and no stumbling.

I just replaced the pump with a new one back in August so I'm curious if it's just another pump going out?

Last edited by donnyt; 05-11-2019 at 12:58 PM.
donnyt is offline  
Old 05-11-2019, 01:12 PM
  #2  
Patriot Six
CF Senior Member
 
Patriot Six's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2016
Location: Alexandria VA
Posts: 1,136
Received 163 Likes on 157 Posts
Default

I have the same exact issues. Once I pull the remote controller, PAC and everything else out from under the dash it will work. Seems to be a problem with the remote controller wire or CAT 5 connector. Not good not knowing when meth is going to work or not. I keep the test button accessible at all times for that reason.
Patriot Six is offline  
Old 05-12-2019, 07:36 AM
  #3  
BIGMAC
CF Senior Member
 
BIGMAC's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2000
Location: Lake Mary Florida
Posts: 966
Received 17 Likes on 16 Posts
Default

Give Julio Don a call at Alky Control and he will help you out. He really took the time to help me.
BIGMAC is offline  
Old 05-12-2019, 08:53 AM
  #4  
Unreal
CF Senior Member
 
Unreal's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2007
Location: Gilbert AZ
Posts: 22,110
Received 1,415 Likes on 1,203 Posts
Default

I've never had it turn green with test button, so the fact that it was turning green with the test button is strange IMO.

I would pop the intake pipe off and watch it spray to verify. Also check the nozzle for clogging and clean it.
Unreal is offline  
Old 05-12-2019, 11:48 AM
  #5  
73DBG
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
73DBG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,413
Received 135 Likes on 119 Posts
Default

single or duel nozzle? If itís duel on the test it will only go red. Now the engine not stumbling is a problem never had that happen on a test.

From the install manual 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻


73DBG is offline  
Old 05-12-2019, 12:15 PM
  #6  
donnyt
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
donnyt's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2017
Location: Gilbert Az
Posts: 83
Received 8 Likes on 8 Posts
Default

It's a single nozzle. I just pulled the line off the intake tube to test it and it sprayed a ton when I hit the test button the first 2-3 times and then after that it wouldn't spray anymore.

I then turned the car off...waited a min and then turned it back on and tested again and it did the same thing working fine the first 2-3 tests and then nothing.

It seems like there's something going on with the system where after it's armed/sprays 1-2 times it shuts off until the next complete restart of the car

Last edited by donnyt; 05-12-2019 at 12:18 PM.
donnyt is offline  
Old 05-12-2019, 12:18 PM
  #7  
73DBG
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
73DBG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,413
Received 135 Likes on 119 Posts
Default

Iím actually local in Tampa at the moment gonna stop by their shop and pick up a second pump. I like the idea of always having a fresh pump on hand. I have noticed on my the green light for full spray is coming on later which tells me itís time to change the pump out. I have most the controls under the dead pedal but I keep the control box out and I threw Velcro on so it sits where I can reach the test button.
73DBG is offline  
Old 05-12-2019, 12:22 PM
  #8  
73DBG
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
73DBG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,413
Received 135 Likes on 119 Posts
Default

Thatís interesting....calling the man himself prob the best idea, Iím gonna pick his brain when I go there try and get as much information on some of the early signs and what to check. You spraying 100%?
73DBG is offline  
Old 05-12-2019, 12:24 PM
  #9  
donnyt
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
donnyt's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2017
Location: Gilbert Az
Posts: 83
Received 8 Likes on 8 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 73DBG View Post
Thatís interesting....calling the man himself prob the best idea, Iím gonna pick his brain when I go there try and get as much information on some of the early signs and what to check. You spraying 100%?
Yup 100% meth
donnyt is offline  
Old 05-12-2019, 12:45 PM
  #10  
Patriot Six
CF Senior Member
 
Patriot Six's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2016
Location: Alexandria VA
Posts: 1,136
Received 163 Likes on 157 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by donnyt View Post
It's a single nozzle. I just pulled the line off the intake tube to test it and it sprayed a ton when I hit the test button the first 2-3 times and then after that it wouldn't spray anymore.

I then turned the car off...waited a min and then turned it back on and tested again and it did the same thing working fine the first 2-3 tests and then nothing.

It seems like there's something going on with the system where after it's armed/sprays 1-2 times it shuts off until the next complete restart of the car
I had this same issue while tuning on the dyno two weeks ago. Iím awaiting an email response from Julio to see if it could be the remote controller or other wires or connections under the dash. Iíll keep you posted.
Patriot Six is offline  
Old 05-12-2019, 02:09 PM
  #11  
donnyt
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
donnyt's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2017
Location: Gilbert Az
Posts: 83
Received 8 Likes on 8 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Patriot Six View Post
I had this same issue while tuning on the dyno two weeks ago. Iím awaiting an email response from Julio to see if it could be the remote controller or other wires or connections under the dash. Iíll keep you posted.
Sounds good! Thank you!
donnyt is offline  
Old 05-13-2019, 04:49 PM
  #12  
MRSUPRA
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2008
Posts: 129
Received 12 Likes on 11 Posts
Default

I'm having a similar problem. My Green light stopped coming on. I talked to Julio and he advised me to change the pump since I didn't know how long it was on the car. I replaced the pump and the green light started coming on again, but later in the revs. Now it doesn't want to come on at all anymore. I do get the engine stumble when I hold the test button down for a few seconds, so I know it's somewhat working.. Let us know what you find.. I've been meaning to call Julio too.
MRSUPRA is offline  
Old 05-13-2019, 05:24 PM
  #13  
73DBG
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
73DBG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,413
Received 135 Likes on 119 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by MRSUPRA View Post
I'm having a similar problem. My Green light stopped coming on. I talked to Julio and he advised me to change the pump since I didn't know how long it was on the car. I replaced the pump and the green light started coming on again, but later in the revs. Now it doesn't want to come on at all anymore. I do get the engine stumble when I hold the test button down for a few seconds, so I know it's somewhat working.. Let us know what you find.. I've been meaning to call Julio too.
Hopefully Iíll get to stop by his place tomorrow if not itíll be Wednesday and Iím gonna pick his brain and get as much info as possible while Iím there....until he kicks me out lol Iíll damn sure pass on everything I get, Iíve pretty much got a lot of the same questions you guys have anyway.
73DBG is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 07:51 PM
  #14  
donnyt
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
donnyt's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2017
Location: Gilbert Az
Posts: 83
Received 8 Likes on 8 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 73DBG View Post
Hopefully Iíll get to stop by his place tomorrow if not itíll be Wednesday and Iím gonna pick his brain and get as much info as possible while Iím there....until he kicks me out lol Iíll damn sure pass on everything I get, Iíve pretty much got a lot of the same questions you guys have anyway.
Appreciate it!!
donnyt is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 08:08 PM
  #15  
73DBG
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
73DBG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,413
Received 135 Likes on 119 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by donnyt View Post
Appreciate it!!

Didnít make it today unfortunately hopefully tomorrow if work permits
73DBG is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 02:16 PM
  #16  
73DBG
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
73DBG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,413
Received 135 Likes on 119 Posts
Default

Made it by Alkycontrol today! It was cool to see the shop and Iím glad Julio let me stop by, itís really not a store front or anything so much appreciated letting me pick up a new pump sir!

They were pretty busy to say the least but he did show me the quick change out of just the bottom section, said I could do that in 10-15 min easy so that might be my course of action for this weekend....got a date in Mexico 🇲🇽 with this dude apparently...

he also gave me some pointers on purging the lines after the swap, testing it afterwards and the doís and doníts I didnít get as much as I wanted but we both ended up having limited time unfortunately
73DBG is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 02:19 PM
  #17  
Patriot Six
CF Senior Member
 
Patriot Six's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2016
Location: Alexandria VA
Posts: 1,136
Received 163 Likes on 157 Posts
Default

What bottom section are you talking about? Just the bottom half of the pump?
Patriot Six is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 03:52 PM
  #18  
MRSUPRA
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2008
Posts: 129
Received 12 Likes on 11 Posts
Default

73DBG, did you ask Julio what else could be causing the green light to not come on besides the pump?
MRSUPRA is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 03:57 PM
  #19  
73DBG
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
73DBG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,413
Received 135 Likes on 119 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Patriot Six View Post
What bottom section are you talking about? Just the bottom half of the pump?

Straight from Julio actual....three screws and the two nozzles and two electrical quick connects come off swap the new section button it up/purge the air from the lines and your gtg. The motor itself will ďlast foreverĒ that section is what goes bad and gets rebuilt.

Last edited by 73DBG; 05-15-2019 at 04:03 PM.
73DBG is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 04:01 PM
  #20  
73DBG
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
73DBG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,413
Received 135 Likes on 119 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by MRSUPRA View Post
73DBG, did you ask Julio what else could be causing the green light to not come on besides the pump?
Yes...kinda....it was brief and maybe I didnít clarify myself properly but.........he said the green light wonít always come on during test even on the single nozzle apparently, he told me how to temporarily turn my duel into a single if I wanted to test that as well, I didnít have near the time I wanted being we both had to make it brief. So Iíd probably just call him in your situation since I didnít get long to dive deeper into all this. Sorry man
73DBG is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: