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Why Serial Remapping is good

Discussion in 'Turbo Forum' started by m0rk, May 13, 2005.

  1. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    I've finally got round to getting some close-ups that I took a while ago onto the webserver

    I won't name names, or who's ECU it is

    You can see from one of the shots that the track is broken, but just about makes a connection, and more than a few of the legs had dry joints - which will explain why the ECU just packed up.

    I couldn't get the camera to angle to get a clear shot - but the eeprom legs are bent up in places as well as the whole device being misaligned - you can see in shot 3 how far off the pad it's getting.

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  2. vern

    vern I Miss Her Below!

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    I agree mate serial all the way, they always do that though when in red leon LC's ;)

    vern
     
  3. cordobabrendy

    cordobabrendy FOOORRREEE!

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    christ if that was me, id be angry.
     
  4. Revo Kev

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    I've just been sent a picture that proves it even more so...
     
  5. cordobabrendy

    cordobabrendy FOOORRREEE!

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    lol kev wtf is that?
     
  6. Revo Kev

    Revo Kev www.onlyrevo.com

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    That is an aftermarket chip on an S4 ECU that one of our dealers had in... surfice to say it's coming off and a standard one is going back on, the stock chip will be soldered on much better than that in m0rks pics above.. then some decent software can be flashed into the ECU!
     
  7. ZBOYD

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    No More Nails chip tuning :)
     
  8. Revo Kev

    Revo Kev www.onlyrevo.com

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    I seem to remember you had an ECU similar to that Z!
     
  9. cordobabrendy

    cordobabrendy FOOORRREEE!

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    i was gonna say, maybe the rechip bloke got a bit excited early!
     
  10. rich1068

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    Jesus, that's scary!

    Just found this thread but would something like this explain why my Superchip was so poor? Not so much the 'no more nails' approach but the damage to the board as shown in m0rk's pictures? I know people are going to just say Superchips are poor full stop but I know plenty of people that are happy especially on UKMKIVS. Could it be put down to fitting?
     
  11. ibizacupra

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    :roflmao: No More Nails :roflmao:
    Quality fitment from........................................... a TUV'd tuner who you'd think would know better. ;)
     
  12. ibizacupra

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    Just consider a Superchips dealer could be any old garage... and typical mechanics "trained" to use the desolder/sodler equipment.. They're mechanics FFS and not doing this day in day out... SMT components in high density boards.. not something you just take on, have 5 hours training on etc..
    Superchips biggest failing is their dealers in some instances..not the parent company, whome I'm sure know how to do this properly.
     
  13. rich1068

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    True. The people who seem most happy are the ones who have had serial tuning done at Superchips HQ. However, I thought that if the ECU was 'physically' buggered up your car would just not run. My car ran, just poorly :confused: ie it didn't feel 'chipped'.
     
  14. ibizacupra

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    Was yours a dodgy soldering job then?
     
  15. rich1068

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    Who knows? It's just I remember thinking 'is this it?' when I first had it done. Negligible gains.
     
  16. Sim

    Sim who?

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    Well, even if one leg has a connection problem, the whole ECU (&car) will not run at all. These are not analog devices. Those pics above are really ugly btw. Also i've already heard about frying an ECU through serial programming, so don't feel yourselves too safe :).
     
  17. m0rk

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    impossible if you use equipment that has regulated voltage & the software to upload to the ECU isn't a load of tat
     
  18. cordobabrendy

    cordobabrendy FOOORRREEE!

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    you said something about the chip being sub standard too so it wouldnt have lasted long anyway mork?
     
  19. m0rk

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    Yeah - it's a commercial device, so would start to bugger up & generally work badly below 0C
     
  20. Sim

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    mork,

    you say impossible - i say possible. just check out the most respected (? if such a thing exist at all) chiptuningforums. not all obd flash tools work with all cars/ecus. i also know a fellow 1.8Ter with a malfunctioning ECU after an obd flash. i'm not talking about specialized ME7.x tuning (f.eg like revo), just ordinary "chippers".
     

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