My install is finally completed. I spent a totally unnecessary 10 hours troubleshooting why my Stormscope didn’t work. A previous post mentioned an error in Arnav’s instructions, so I attempted to be cautious and directly queried Arnav at the start of the install as to whether previous errors in install instructions had been corrected. I was assured they had. So, when the Stormscope didn’t work, we assumed an install error, and spent many hours looking for it.
Turns out my version of engine monitoring, version B, still had the install error in it. This is detailed in a previous posting, and entails Arnavs instructions having two critical pins reversed in their instructions.
I mention this for a couple of reasons. First, it reinforces the value of this site, as it was other owners who kindly solved the problem, not Arnav. So thank you again.
Secondly, it reinforces my opinion that internally, the good folks at Arnav couldn’t organize an ant parade to a jelly jar. It is unbelievable that something this critical would not be the subject of some type of formalized published correction. More amazing is that phone calls to Arnav, where we directly asked if the install instruction regarding Stormscope installation were correct, both before the install and after the Stormscope was non-functioning, still did not cause a light bulb to go on, resulting in a review of the directions provided. I know damn well other people had the same issues.
Incidentally, my engine monitoring kit arrived with parts missing, and without any final setup instructions. I haven’t received the bill yet, but I’m already cringing. The set-up procedures had to be faxed to us. Not fair.
So, if you’re getting engine monitoring installed, careful!