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run ecu straight from a laptop?

Old 02-24-2004, 05:03 AM
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So in order to use turboEDIT you have to burn a new chip everytime you want to change your maps? Why can't you just hook your laptop straight to the ecu and let the ecu get info from the computer instead of the chip?? Is this stupid or what? I just think it would be alot easier.
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Old 02-24-2004, 06:03 AM
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it takes 30 seconds to unplug the ecu and take the chip out! what could be easier?
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:23 PM
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Default Re:run ecu straight from a laptop?

Yes, that would be "easier", and that's what we're moving towards.

But what steps between A and Z that you're missing are that the ECU natively isnt' setup to do this. The physical hardware, nor the programming code in the ECU.

But thanks to PGMFI members, TurboEDIT will soon be able to do just what you're looking at. Small hardware changes will need to be made, as well as purchasing an RTP (Real-Time Progrmaming) Board from PGMFI.

Anyway, long story short, you don't just "read" the information and start changing, the ECU was never intended for this.
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:32 PM
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oh ok well i dont know much about ecu's or computers but i can't wait till u can do that!
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:54 PM
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Closest to that right now is Hondatas RTP or you can use the Romulator with TE. Not sure if Uberdata will run that yet. probably in the future.
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:58 PM
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"Hondata's RTP" is ROMulator.
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Old 02-24-2004, 08:25 PM
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Aaah, see can you tell I'm a fan of Uber and not Hondata?
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Old 02-26-2004, 03:09 AM
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Ever play with an AEM, that ---- is cool. car running, edit cell - hit enter, and wham instant real time changes.
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