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  2. Hey Everyone - I received the new VAG/KKL USB connector that "TMod" recommended. Ordered from Amazon. $10. Also downloaded the free HUD ECU Hacker program. Connected everything up using the adapter plug I previously made for $20 (sources posted in first fault code troubleshooting post) and ran the software. I am thoroughly amazed at the results. The stuff actually works! Better than expected I might add. I was able to see more data and info about the Buck than I ever thought possible. The fact that I can see what is happening while it is running is a very significant tool to have and
  3. Sounds great. My USB cable arrives today. I downloaded the software. I’m giving it a go once I get the cable. I’ll post my results so others can see.
  4. There is a lot of great info also being passed around on this FB page of anyone is interested. This is where I found the post for the real-time software and reader. https://www.facebook.com/groups/187829158450490/?ref=share
  5. Team, this guy posted some great info on a FB forum I am in for Massimos. He offers softeare and “how to” for looking at real time data from the ECU. I get no $ from it, not endorsing it, just passing it along in case someone else is as curious as I am. I looked it over and it seems legit. He has the pin outs correct and the software does look promising. The cable I built for myself is very similar to one he shows. Might be worth a look to try and find ways to troubleshoot these machine better. (Link edited - Previous link was bad - This one should work) https://www.norwes
  6. Where did you find that information? The label on my buck specifically states 87 octane. See bottom left of pic. It is also a 390.8 cc Top left
  7. Not that I’ve been able to find. I’ve looked for Massimo, Bennche, Cazador, Linhai, etc. since they are all the same with different badges. Does not seem to be any aftermarket info out there yet. We are on our own! If you find something, I’m sure everyone would be interested.
  8. Agree. It’s not worth the paper it’s printed on. It’s about as useful as the owners manual. I wasted $75 plus shipping and wish I could get a refund.
  9. Check this link out. It does a better job explaining what I was trying to convey with the CVT and high gear versus low gear in a UTV. https://www.standard.net/lifestyle/recreation/atv-adventures-choosing-the-right-gear-range-is-important-on-the-trail/article_389a114b-488b-55b9-a6ce-80b3b5788563.html
  10. LoL. Sorry. 1/4 inch drive. Typo. Wife was driving. I left my readers at home. 1/2 drive would be perfect.
  11. Based on what you experienced, my money is still on the belt (90%) or perhaps the clutch (10%). Do a Google search for CVT theory of operation. It will explain the difference between operating in high versus low. There are some great articles about Polaris CVT. The theory is pretty much the same. Do that oil change very soon. It’s needed. But after you do, try running it up and down hills again in both high and low gear. I’d put a 6-pack on it that it still throws the CEL in high gear. Final thought. If it’s working in low, ride it and enjoy it. But sooner or later you’ll probab
  12. 19mm socket, 3/4 inch drive ratchet, 6 inch extension. Comes right out.... Once you break it loose, put one of those deep funnels under it through the hole in the plastic skid plate, then reach in from the driver's side and turn the nut until is falls out and into the funnel. The screen will drop out with it, Once the oil is drained, drop your funnel and pull out the screen and plug. Check for debris in the screen. Then clean everything off with paper towels. Reinstall. Take your dipstick out, unscrew the tube, then use a smaller funnel with a tip that goes into the hole. Add 1.25
  13. J. Fulciniti - After doing some digging on the engine, I believe you are correct. Found some info using the engine family from the identiplate under the seat on the frame rail (Shows displacement, spark plug gap, timing, etc). Turns out there is a company called Taizhou Nebula Power Co., Ltd., located in Taizhou City, Jiangsu Province, China. They make a series of UTVs that is nearly identical (minus badging) to the Massimo, Bennche, Linhia, and Cazador. They have a model # XY450U-A. The engine model family (KMMMX.391XYB) can be seen on the attached spreadsheet line #884. The irony is, t
  14. I wouldn't necessarily say that. I go up and down some steep hills in high and low. Have never had the CEL. But that doesn't mean I won't. Your problem is one that may affect many of us. Will be interesting to see what the real cause it. Many of us curious. This kind of stuff is in my veins!

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