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Ecu chiiping on a P08

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by SPOOLEDCRXB18, May 18, 2004.

  1. SPOOLEDCRXB18

    SPOOLEDCRXB18 Junior Member

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    Alright guys, I got soem beef....I had a chip given to me, and seeing how I was a stock P28 ecu, I figured I could just chip a P08 ecu in the meantime, till I went and got my stand alone this winter. The only reason I had the P08 chipped, was becasue it was an ecu I had laying around (no donw-time for the car) and it looked like everything I needed as far as caps, resistors and what not was already there. Well I had a buddy solder in this 30 dollar e-bay chip, and plugged it in. The car idels and drives fine under normal conditions. But under hard accelration, there is no vtec engagment and throws a DTC for Electric Load Detector(#20)...I tried emailing the numbnuts that made the chip, and all he can tell me is sometimes they work, sometimes they dont!!!! Now I have never been though this experince with chips, as I have always used the stock ecu or stand alone, so maybe I missed something....any help would be appreciated as always.
     
  2. AllMotorMonster

    AllMotorMonster Senior Member

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    Not all P28 based programs work in the P08 ecu.

    Sounds like you lost $30
     
  3. SPOOLEDCRXB18

    SPOOLEDCRXB18 Junior Member

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    well it says on the "instructions" and on the chip, that it will work for that ECU....anyone else with any ideas?
     
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    1) what the hell is a p08 out of?
    2) don't buy ebay chips.
     
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    #1) P08 is out of a JDM EG-4/VTi civic ...equivilent to our P28 ecu.

    #2) I can't agree with you more! Prime example of why "EBAY CHIPS" are scanless.
     
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