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Old 08-10-2006, 06:20 AM   #1
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Question How can you tell if the Magnetic Ride Control is working?

I can't tell any difference between the sport and tour modes. I have been driving the car for four months and I have even had it out on the race track.

I know that the selector switch was disconnected when the custom stereo was installed, but they should have hooked it back up when they were finished.

Is there any way of telling if MSRC is actually working?

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Usually a rippled bumpy road shows the differences the best (for me). Tour mode should smooth them out. Your results may vary
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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How noticable is the difference?

Is it really obvious or subtle? Should I take it into the dealer for them to check?
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:47 AM   #4
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Have a stupid europian car enthusiast drive your car...
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:15 PM   #5
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I suppose it depends on how sensitive your butt is, and how bumpy the road is.

I would say the difference is subtle. But when you set it to "sport" you should notice a bumpier ride on a bumpy roady.

Getting to the connector you have in question takes all of five minutes on a C5. I don't know how hard it is to lift the center console on a C6.
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My F55 felt about the same on both settings for a few weeks/several thousand miles. Either it loosened up or I got more feeling in my seat, but I can easily tell now, without looking at the switch, which setting is selected. If you can't tell any difference it may still be disconnected. There are threads on taking apart the console, so if you don't have a trusted dealer handy you may want to take off the console cover and see if it is plugged-in.
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:46 PM   #7
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Try this, go on an open road select tour drive and wiggle the wheel, basically do a little slalmon. Feel how the steering wheel is in terms of firmness, then put it in sport and see the the wheel reacts to the turns.

I have observed a noticable difference that when in tour mode the steering wheel feels looser in when pulling it to make turns/curves and it feels tighter in in sport mode. Wiggle the wheel while going straight and chang modes and you should feel the difference.
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Has anyone had any problems with the dealers leaving the shock stuffers in on the C6's? I know it was a big problem with the C5's....
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Now, I don't have any real technical knowledge, but if the MSRC was disconnected, doesn't that sound like something that would throw a code? Have you checked? Somebody chime in if they know.
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Try this, go on an open road select tour drive and wiggle the wheel, basically do a little slalmon. Feel how the steering wheel is in terms of firmness, then put it in sport and see the the wheel reacts to the turns.

I have observed a noticable difference that when in tour mode the steering wheel feels looser in when pulling it to make turns/curves and it feels tighter in in sport mode. Wiggle the wheel while going straight and chang modes and you should feel the difference.
My suggestion, exactly.
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I tried the wiggle, and no difference.

Can you pull the codes on the C6 without special equipment?
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Old 08-14-2006, 05:00 AM   #12
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Can you pull the codes on the C6 without special equipment?

I'm not positive on this, but if there was a code on the OBDII, one of your dash lights would be lit, like "SVC ENGINE". I've got a fancy code reader and it seems to only pull an active code. I get the ABS and traction control light coming on and off, and once off, the code reader won't pull it. Some of the functions on the OBDII will reset if the condition is corrected, it has a re-check cycle it performs repeatedly.

On the subject of adjustable suspension, I never could tell if was doing anything on my 1992. Dealer told me it only activates after 80 MPH. Sure it does !!! I always thought the switch wasn't even wired, and all they did was glue wires to the shocks to make it look like was working. I never ordered another with that option. You're better off with the Z51 package, and at least you visually tell you got something.

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