Owning a DSM vehicle requires you to have access to a fountain of information when it comes to upgrade paths and troubleshooting. That information is available but it is scattered in web pages and forum posts. (Gone are the days of archives and digests). You can hunt around and find this information on various sites but images and pages are generally hosted on personal web space and if you cancel such service, all your information goes with it. Internet archive thankfully has a bit of lost information, but we need a more stable place. We are here to help form a single place for DSM frequently asked questions.
If you can't find it here, we recommend visiting Canada DSM Board, DSM Tuners or DSM Talk and find the information there. If you think it's something that belongs here, let us know and we will look into adding the information.
This site began as a copy of Sean Costall's 1000AAQ. We are slowly rewritting and improving some of the information as it may be outdated. Stay "tuned" for for more information as we aquire it. If you want to help, please send an email to webmaster(AT)dsmfaq(DOT)com with your name and some information about yourself.
Cheers! DSMFAQ Crew
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Why does my DSM rev to redline at idle?
Similar Questions: Why does my DSM idle really high?
This is most likely due to unmetered air entering the cylinders. There a few things for you to check
#1 Always. Check for Boost Leaks In case you forgot how : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdjadhUP1u4
If you can not find the leak, use ...
Can I get ECMLink to control a Boost Control Selenoid? (BCS)
Similar Questions: Can I get the ECU to control a Boost Control Selenoid? (BCS)
Using ECM Link: Yes. There is a write up on how to hook up the BCS to the ECU allowing ECM Link to control the boost values. You can set boost by gear, rpm, etc.
Guide on everything related to ECU Boost Control using ECMLink: https...
Can the BCS be wired as an 'economy/power' or low/high boost switch?
Yes. Mario Pennycooke has done something like this.
Subject: Poor Mans Profec B revealed (Long very long)
From: Blue Talon2
Date: 12 Nov 1997 00:40:52
How do I tune using ECMLINK?
DSMLink Tuning Guide
For those of you that have a DSM and have DSMLink, Nick (NickNorth11) and Shane2GSX wrote this basic tuning guide for the DSMLink community.
It's been reviewed by the experts and creators of DSMLink for accuracy. Figure...
What are TMO gauges?
TMO gauges are a feature of the Technomotive ECU upgrade for DSMs. The upgrade reprograms the useless stock boost gauge on turbo models to display any of five different measurements, such as timing advance and injector duty cycle....