Engine Management eCtune , Crome , AFC , FMU , Zdyne , Hondata , EMS , TE , Uberdata Anything to control your fuel, spark needs!

lock down your chip

Old 06-07-2004, 12:08 AM
  #1  
1.5 BAR
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,008
Default lock down your chip

thought my ecu bought the farm today. here i was street tuning while waiting for my wife to come out of the mall...i get my a/f curve pretty good running uberdata and i'm pretty happy. we go to brunch and then to one more store before heading for home. i let her run in and decide to wait in the car for her. i pull to the end of the parking lot and i'm sitting there and then i get a cel and the car bogs and stalls. it won't restart the the cel won't go out either. she comes out of the store and inform her we might be waiting for a tow. i jump the service connector and it shows just solid cel=code 0=faulty pcm (ecu for the rest of us). luckily i have my tools with me to remove the ecu and decide to take a closer look and figure i could always cut the jumper and possibly limp home if it's a problem with my chip or uberdata or whatever. i open the cover and i see it immediately...whew...the lever for the zif socket was up. when i locked the most recent burned chip down i must have not pushed it all the way down and it popped up unlocking and disabling the chip. strange how it did it while i was sitting in the parking lot after logging about 30 miles.

moral of the story...always double check your chip. lock it down all the way.
scttydb411 is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 02:48 AM
  #2  
3.0 BAR
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,832
Default Re:lock down your chip

Lol, My romulator does that ---- all the time, and always in traffic. I keep a 'make it drivable' chip in the car all the time.
leed is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 05:37 AM
  #3  
0.0 BAR
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 0
Default Re:lock down your chip

Hey Scttydb411, you have any updated .bins for me? I just got the ecu at set and chipped and burned a stock P06 bin to test it. It works nicely. I will double check my ZIF though!
SpankedYA! is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 08:44 AM
  #4  
3.0 BAR
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,449
Default Re:lock down your chip

Originally Posted by leed
Lol, My romulator does that ---- all the time, and always in traffic. I keep a 'make it drivable' chip in the car all the time.
----, I keep a 'make it drivable ECU' in the car at all times...sometimes 2!
Chris Harris is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 09:42 AM
  #5  
3.0 BAR
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 9,089
Default Re:lock down your chip

maybe some elec tape to hold that chip in there!
88crxSi is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 08:35 PM
  #6  
1.5 BAR
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,008
Default Re:lock down your chip

Originally Posted by CSaddict
Hey Scttydb411, you have any updated .bins for me? I just got the ecu at set and chipped and burned a stock P06 bin to test it. It works nicely. I will double check my ZIF though!
i'll try and send it to you via uber site in your po6 post...the most recent tune is .5* retard and a little leaner off boost.
scttydb411 is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 08:36 PM
  #7  
1.5 BAR
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,008
Default Re:lock down your chip

Originally Posted by crx88Si
maybe some elec tape to hold that chip in there!
the chip was still down in the socket, but when the lever opens up it releases the socket tabs that connect w/ the chips leads.
scttydb411 is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 10:22 PM
  #8  
1.5 BAR
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,068
Default Re:lock down your chip

Anytime I'm running a chiped ECU, I have a stock spare behind my seat. I had one of my chipped PM6's do that to me one day on the freeway on the way home from work.
PureCRXtasy is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
95civicLX
General Discussion
5
06-13-2006 03:17 PM
malcolmtat2
Wanted
1
01-27-2004 11:49 AM
digitalhav0c
Engine Management
5
08-17-2003 09:21 PM
lilbushhead
Forced Induction
2
06-08-2003 01:28 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: lock down your chip


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.