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question about my ECU

Old 02-05-2005, 08:26 PM
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OK I have p28 that has been chipped by VSV performance in Dallas, TX. Well I opened it up to look at it and the big chip (ROM I am guessing)is just soldered in place with out a socket. Maybe if I post pics it would help.
Anyways, I am soon to be going turbo with my hatch and want to try out uberdata or crome, because I am not rich and cannot afford Hondata. What I am asking is since my ECU has been chipped do I need to just get a socket and burn new ROMS? Sorry if these are stupid questions. I am really wanting to learn.
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Old 02-05-2005, 08:37 PM
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Old 02-05-2005, 08:38 PM
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You need to unsolder that chip and solder in a socket. That was very gay of them to solder the chip like that. How do they expect you to ---- with it after that? :P
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Old 02-05-2005, 09:15 PM
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Ok so could I desolder the chip solder in a socket and place my chip back in the socket until I start messing with uberdata? I dont know if I feel comfortable soldering on my ecu, since it is the only one I have.
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Old 02-05-2005, 09:18 PM
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Yes you can do that. Just take your time, use desolder braid and dont leave the heat on the pins for too long.

As you are desoldering use a criss-cross pattern so you arent heating pins near each other.

If you need a ZIF socket, let me know, I can send one out to you.
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Old 02-05-2005, 09:30 PM
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So is the ROM the only thing you are changing when you swap chips in? Also since my ecu has been "chipped" does that mean I dont have to worry with adding those resistors and stuff like that if I use Uberdata?
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Old 02-05-2005, 09:35 PM
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Actually, its hard to tell from your pics but it doesnt look like they installed the resistors or caps.

They are really there for filtering purposes and arent 100% necessary. It might be a good idea to add them as well. But the HC373 is there so you wont have to touch that.
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Old 02-06-2005, 09:25 AM
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the resistors are above the big ROM chip correct? There are 2 above it. They look like they were installed by someone other then HONDA....
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Get some clearer pictures of that area and we can tell you for sure.
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