Bourbon powered V8
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Canberra, Australia.
Re: Au 2 Xr8 Ute Powerchip
Each powerchip is programmed to the cars VIN that it is installed in. If you try to install this in any car without getting it re-programmed, you will blow the fusible link type thing in the chip and render it useless. I know this because it happened to me when I took the chip out of my AU1 XR8 and fitted it to my AU2 Forte V8. Rang powerchip and the best they would do is offer me a $200 trade-in for the buggered chip. If the chip had have been Ok, they wanted around $350 to re-program it for the second car!
Moral: be careful of buying a Powerchip (only that brand as far as I know - Unichip is transferable between cars, but does need to be reprogammed for the new engine etc, just not the VIN)!
AU1 XR8 Auto 147.9 rwkw (approx 215 fwkw)
AU2 Wagon HAD Auto
17s, Pacemakers, 3" Intake & Pod filter (The Family Hack)
FPV-XR Club ACT
Last edited by JC-XR8; 07-14-03 at 05:43 AM.
Reason: Too many r's, e's and t's in the wrong place - ie spelling again!!!!