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Old 11-06-2012, 20:04   #11 (permalink)
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Would Chilton be a better book though? If I wanted to risk DIY
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:29   #12 (permalink)
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Re: Performance chip

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:41   #13 (permalink)
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Would Chilton be a better book though? If I wanted to risk DIY
What's wrong with the Haynes manual ? this is what the DIY car people and many garages have used over here for years with no complaints .
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I've looked in my Haynes book and can't find anything about the ECU
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Old 11-07-2012, 19:26   #15 (permalink)
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Re: Performance chip

Both Haynes and Chiltons are designed for maintenance and repair. They have special teardowns and what not, but tend to avoid getting into mods.

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So I'll need more than just the chip if I want to make it work properly?
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:31   #17 (permalink)
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Yes, without proper tooling and training, you can end up spending a lot of money on a poor performing car.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:55   #18 (permalink)
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Quick , cheap , simple to fit chip .

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So I won't need anything extra?
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Old 11-08-2012, 13:13   #20 (permalink)
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You should read through the link .

" Step by step instructions will be included along with all necessary hardware to complete the installation. You don't need to have any mechanic skills to complete the job. Takes no longer than 15 minutes. "

If in doubt give them a call .What you got to consider before modifying your engine is the condition . Will it stand up to an increase in the load no matter how slight ? or on the high setting especially ?
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