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dynatek arc 2 loss of power #422281
February 15, 2014 04:07 pm UTC
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Hello Can.dsm! Been 6 weeks since I've seen my car let alone start it here in Quebec. No trouble with starting or driving. What a little monster smile just had to break loose from the ground and bust through the massive pile of snow.
Driving along last night at a 125km/h cruise, I had my car lose all engine power and start shooting flames from the rear with any throttle input. I was forces to coast to a stop on the side of the road. Car died once stopped and would not restart. I unplugged the ignition amplifier and it fired right up and off I went.

I'm very limited for time while on course so I'm just asking here. Has anyone running a dynatek arc2 encountered this issue before? The installation is simple plug and play. Car ran without issue since install last summer. Any input or direction is greatly appreciated.
I will be heading out shortly to diagnose and get a better look. Will update thread after.

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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #422286
February 15, 2014 07:46 pm UTC
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Buddy of mine had 2 of them fail on his 2g, so it doesn't surprise me on bit.


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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #422287
February 15, 2014 09:03 pm UTC
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From what I understand, the units fail from the engine heat. Given ARC-2 horror stories are frequent, I'd assume if you could mount it behind the dash, it would have a longer life.


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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #422354
February 18, 2014 05:02 pm UTC
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I use aem twin fire.. WATER, HEAT THEY HATE! DO NOT spray your engine bay if you have one in there and dont plastic bag it

Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #422363
February 19, 2014 01:05 am UTC
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Mine failed on me after 2 weeks. Called Dynatech, they replaced it no questions asked. Haven't had an issue since. They ran a bad batch IIRC.

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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #422491
February 22, 2014 03:13 am UTC
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It's been a week from hell here on basic, but that's to be expected. I'll try and give Dynatek a call this week some time or fire them off an email tonight and see what happens.
Thanks for the input folks. I can't speak for the conditions it's encountered before I owned it, but its since been mounted in the specified location and kept nice and dry.
Hopefully it works out for me as well as it did for you Ryan.



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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #422788
March 02, 2014 02:35 am UTC
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Stand by for results. Sent the unit back to Dynatek today.


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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #422815
March 03, 2014 12:08 am UTC
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On a side note, how long are you in Quebec for?


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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #422981
March 07, 2014 12:30 am UTC
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Here until at least April 18th. Only available on weekends. Very little time to drive. I also seem to have developed a coolant leak somewhere... Grrr


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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #422988
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Napierville is slated to open on March 15th, not gonna happen though lol. I'll try to make it out that way before you're out of here.


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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #423055
March 08, 2014 12:16 am UTC
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Cool man. That would be awesome


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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #423617
March 17, 2014 10:04 pm UTC
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Spoke to a gentleman from Dynatek. Let's call him Sid. Sid was very friendly and actually wanted to help me out. My unit failed testing And was way out of warranty but no fear! They offered me a shiny new unit at a greatly reduced price with a new warranty and shipped back to my door free of charge.
Overall, a great experience with Dynatek. They're product and customer service is top knotch in my books. Highly recommended.


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Btw, the replacement cost for the unit was only 150. Woot!


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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #423632
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Good to see companies step up even after the warranty has expired.


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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #423834
March 21, 2014 04:41 pm UTC
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Glad you are back on the road Johnny. I am still rocking on factory ignition, never had an issue.


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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #423897
March 22, 2014 11:41 pm UTC
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It was a simple matter of going back to stock when the unit failed. Just unplugged it and off I went.
Apparently it was produced 7 years ago. That's a good shelf life I think.


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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #454233
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For the record, I've now gone through my 4th Dynatek Arc-2 inside of 4 years.

Failure (loss of all ignition) is sudden and the car is restored instantly to running condition as soon as the Arc-2 is bypassed.

Has anyone else been having this issue or experience with the Arc-2


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Re: dynatek arc 2 loss of power [Re: Johnny Larmond] #454237
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I think it's time you cut your losses on those things and go back to stock coils.


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Exactly what I did. Shame though...


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