Why waste $ programming ECU?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Chev28, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Chev28

    Chev28 Member

  2. Shane001

    Shane001 Well-Known Member

    No need to be sarcastic :zlove:

    This is no different to any piggy back computer, only on a much simpler level and only intercepting a single signal. No different to bypassing the knock sensor with a resistor to prevent going into knock mode for example.

    Depending on where this wires in and how the ecu does use the signal it intercepts, there is no reason this wouldn't work, albeit it very crude and possibly risky if you set it to run leaner for more mpg.
  3. Chev28

    Chev28 Member

    I'm guessing the AFM given the pics and description
  4. Shane001

    Shane001 Well-Known Member

    Edit: that said, personally I wouldn't recommend it lol
  5. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target

    But...But...it comes with it's own Mounting Kit....two miniature cable ties(for F***sake).:rolleyes::rofl::br:
  6. SuperZ

    SuperZ Resident Z lunatic

    "The two downsides to this is that your Factory ECM risks corruption if there are any power interruptions or errors within the expensive power programmer, which could require a tow to get your Factory ECM reflashed by your dealership. The second downside is that since those type of products directly interface with your Factory ECM, it will leave a footprint behind in the memory. Many dealerships check the memory for any codes or footprints during routine maintenance, and could void your warranty for using those types of power programmers!"

    F... - now I have to get rid of the nistune chip and replace it with this beastie!:eek:

    More horsepower, torque, top speed and even smoother acceleration besides saving $4,450 on fuel costs!
    Note: They forgot to add how much battery power savings can be had by generating more power with less fuel and keeping voltage levels higher.

  7. Chev28

    Chev28 Member


    Wouldn't that be offset by the extra fuel to carry the weight of the unit?
  8. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target

    NO! Because your wallet would be lighter after you bought/paid for a tune-up of the new chip.:p:rofl::br:
  9. tassuperkart

    tassuperkart Its a lie I tell you!

    All Jokes aside.
    This little item would be just the ticket to clean up the slight lean "pulling" my atmo zed has up to midrange without resorting to pricey chipping and whatnot!!!

    I might try one just for shits and giggles.

  10. Chev28

    Chev28 Member

    Sounds fair enough. Cheap and easy to try.

    Let us know how you go.

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