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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-03, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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Au 2 Xr8 Ute Powerchip

Not sure how to go about this, but I have the GOLD Powerchip out of my old ute that I traded on the BA and it's been sitting on the shelf in my shed for the last 2 months collecting dust. I reckon it made a difference, sounded lumpy and gave it 12 rwkw. I paid $950 for it. You can fit it yourself easily but I reckon it will only go in an AU2XR8 ute with the 200 kw motor. I know it's probably not worth much as a second hand item so if anyone wants to give me a carton of whisky for it I reckom it'd be a fair trade. Otherwise it will probably end up in the bin. I have original Powerchip receipt if necessary.

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Moved it for you, probably have more luck in here.

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What's a case of whiskey worth?
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Same Question. How Much?
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Re: Au 2 Xr8 Ute Powerchip

would it go into a series 1, 5 speed?v8
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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)!

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Re: Au 2 Xr8 Ute Powerchip

How much does it cost to have it reprogrammed? I can get a new one for my EBII 5.0L for under $700, but am still not sure this brand works the way it should. Their website states an extra 23Kw.
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Ring powerchip - they will be able to tell you.

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What 4 digit code did you have on your computer, and what mods did you have programed on it.
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