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Re: Looking where to put a performance chip into my...
You need to buy a programer like a hypertech. With a programer all you do is plug it in below the steering column at the computer port. You will need to pick the things you want the programer to do then it will program the computer. When it is done you unplug and stick it in your closet. It takes about 20 minutes and requires no tools or mechanical ability.
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You don't. Your ECU (computer) controls its timing. You might look into a computer chip to reflash your ECU if you are looking for more performance. I have a friend who just installed one on his Subaru WRX and picked up more than 35 hp!
open up the ecu these ecu used a chip set. they can be removed. there is 2 chips clipped in one for engine control timing and other one for fuel ... the chip numbers are the parts you need. also look at the can's in the ecu there is a set that over time you will need to replace. these will cause problems but dont cost alot to get replacements. the cans failing will cause none starting/ backfiring high fuel running and engine to just cut out at any speed but more prone to cut out at high rev's. i would think it would be this parts you need and not the chips as the chips only go if the battery has not been put back on right with the ignition on.
if it is just the fuel problem with the ecu, replace the chip in side the ecu from the new one you got as then you dont need to re program it then. the fuel chip and control is inside the ecu. you used to be able to get the chips for them and program the codes onto them. should be clip in type chips. if its soldered type as there are 2 types of ecu boards with same part number. you will need to un solder the chip.
Automotive ECU is to convert
stored procedures chip in simple, replace the programmed chip, as long as open
the backplane of the ECU and unplug the original chip and then put the new chip
, as some older E-ROM chip only can write just one time, every time you modify
the program you must turn the program of original chip into a blank chip and
then replace the original chip. If you want to have a program modified by
yourself, you need a ecu programmer.
Performance chips likely don't harm anything... basically they alter the fuel and advance curve of the engine. Depending upon how the vehicle is used, sometimes they can give slight performance enhancement and even better fuel mileage. If you do some research on them though, most of the advertised gains are so far out of the usable rpm range that the cost/benefit of a chip is downright foolish. (will a hp and torque increase at 4,000-5,000rpm help when the engine rarely sees that?) On older GM vehicles a cheap performance gain could be had by swapping a chip from a heavier vehicle (like a Cadillac chip in a nova) That makes the computer think its moving a heavy vehicle and adds lots of power on the bottom end. (don't know if you can do that anymore though) Bottom line is that they wont hurt anything but often won't give the advertised miracles they claim.