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Old 27 May 2011, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ECU UPGRADE

Quick question for you guys, i have a 1995 imported wagon with the 3b ECU, mods on it are full stainless steel decat 3" exhaust, performance panel filter, bailey dump valve and thats about it, my question is could i just buy a ecu from someone who has had it remapped with the same/similar mods already, is it as simple as plug and play? is there a chip i can just add, i.e solar ect, not going for massive amounts of power gain but every little helps

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Old 27 May 2011, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If the ecu is compatible with the plugs its ok you will need to reprogram your key if it has a transponder chip in it or you can get the reader (the round ring around the steering lock) and the key from the same car that the ecu is out of and out of the key take the transponder chip out and put it in your own key for the car ( its a little magnet looking thing in your key if you have one most imports don’t have the transponders in the key. Hope that helps.

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If the ecu is compatible with the plugs its ok you will need to reprogram your key if it has a transponder chip in it or you can get the reader (the round ring around the steering lock) and the key from the same car that the ecu is out of and out of the key take the transponder chip out and put it in your own key for the car ( its a little magnet looking thing in your key if you have one most imports donít have the transponders in the key. Hope that helps.

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Old 03 Sep 2011, 12:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am looking for a ECU chip for my Subaru Impreza? I found one place Engineperformancechip.com but I am still having one doubt that is it necessary to buy chip specially for Impreza. Can I buy something else for Subaru which is cheaper?
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Old 03 Sep 2011, 08:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't buy a chip. Get a remap - and that depends on what year your car is
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Old 03 Sep 2011, 07:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Only good chip is the one they sell in a fish& chip shop.
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Old 05 Sep 2011, 11:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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early up to 96 = esl daughter board
97 to 98 = new stand alone ecu
99 on ecutech

there are opensource mappers out there but i don't trust the software myself.
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