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vtec ecu help

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by Veetak, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Veetak

    Veetak New Member

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    I have a buddy selling a p28 chipped ecu. I have a 1996 hatch, with out vtec.

    Could the p28 ecu work even though its vtec? I know I have to get a obd2 to obd1 convertion harness..only thing that bugs me is if it will work, because its vtec.
     
  2. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    it wont run your car right. why would you even want it if you have a non vtec motor
     
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    You'd have to get it reprogrammed to run your motor correctly, and that's going to cost you money. I'd recommend just using the stock ECU that goes with the motor for now. If you plan on switching to OBD1 and tuning your car in the future, then maybe buy the P28 from your buddy and just set it aside for now.
     
  4. Veetak

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    Thanks Guys.

    I guess I got to find someone to tune/chip my obd2.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    why not just use the stock d16y7 ecu
     
  6. Veetak

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    yea thats what I am going to do. Just need someone to tune it, or i might run a safc.
     
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    are you going turbo or something that requires another tune then the stock bin? You cant chip a obd2 ecu, and if you are turboing get the 0bd1 p28, and a 0bd2a to obd1 conversion harness. If your tuner knows what hes doing he can turn off vtec in the tune
     
  8. Veetak

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    wooohoo finally someone that knows!

    Yea, thats what I need done. You think I can use this p28 vtec obd1 ecu this guy is selling? And yes its going to be boosted.
     
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    yes that not a problem, When I was tuned I had my tuner turn off all cel codes also, just incase for emission purposes. I know vtec can be turned off in Chrome. Good luck with the build if you have any more questions feel free to ask :)

    also, your still going to need the bin retuned, and when your ready to get tuned, either have your tuner install your larger injectors or do it yourself and have it towed to him. once you install your larger injectors your car will not start without being tuned for it
     
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    it would have helped if you told us you was turboing from the start
     
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    My bad man.

    why would i have a stock n/a tuned?
     
  12. AHHVTEC

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    no clue yu would be shocked at some of the da questions we get around here lol
     
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