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#70568 - 02/04/03 10:38 AM PCM/CHIP--Where is the PCM
TomServo Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
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I am ordering a Superchip and am just wondering where the PCM might be on a 1997 CV P74? Also any tips on the Superchip (installation/care)


Edited by Liquid (02/03/04 09:43 AM)
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#70569 - 02/04/03 10:49 AM Re: Where is the PCM
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#70570 - 02/04/03 11:03 AM Re: Where is the PCM
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its in la la land, ive had 2 many cold ones
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#70571 - 02/04/03 11:14 AM Re: Where is the PCM
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Tom: Liquid's PCM article is a good one...the only things I might reinforce are:

1. Make SURE the battery is disconnected BEFORE you unhook the PCM, and don't hook it back up again until you're completely done re-installing it.

2. As with any electrostatically-sensitive device, don't handle your new chip any more than necessary. Leave it in its static-bag until you're ready to actually plug it in.

3. Make sure ALL the conformal coating (the clear plasticky-looking stuff, usually blue or green) is cleaned from the contact fingers, but be GENTLE...it is possible to scrub the printed traces right off the board if you're too heavy-handed.

4. Enjoy the new-found performance...I have no experience with Superchips, but if they're anywhere near as good as Dennis's, you will be impressed...!
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#70572 - 02/04/03 11:51 AM Re: Where is the PCM
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Oh !
He is right!

If you dont follow this procedure, your chip may fail and or not last long as it should. Id use gloves 2.
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#70573 - 02/04/03 01:29 PM Re: Where is the PCM
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I just got a call back from my local shop that was going to sell me the Superchip. They are saying that they dont make one any more for 4.6 V8. They only sell the hand-held tuner. BS or not. I think I'll just call Superchips or if you can reccomend another good performing chip. Thanks for the tech article BTW.
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#70574 - 02/04/03 01:33 PM Re: Where is the PCM
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I am surprise you haven't read anything about the DR chips.
http://www.reinhartautomotive.com/

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#70575 - 02/04/03 03:25 PM Re: Where is the PCM
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Mr. Servo:

I was under the impression you had already ordered the SuperChip...by all means talk to Dennis...also known as "DR" and "The MAN"...the vast majority of us on mercurymarauder.net have his chip and are very happy...
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#70576 - 02/04/03 04:13 PM Re: Where is the PCM
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I didn't order it..I got the shop that was going to order it from the company. All I'm really interested in doing is remapping the tranny. It seems to take forever to shift when going WOT. Plus a few extra hp
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#70577 - 02/04/03 04:40 PM Re: Where is the PCM
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Tom, not to take anything away from the chip idea, but if primarily what you want is the transmission re-programmed correctly, perhaps putting in a PI computer would suit? It does exactly that, and doesn't require the use of premium fuel, at a much lower up-front cost...just a thought...
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#70578 - 02/04/03 05:27 PM Re: Where is the PCM
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Well RF, the person commonly referred to as "The MAN" is not DR, actually. Unless you want to get technical about it... which we can't do in the public forum anyway
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#70579 - 02/04/03 06:27 PM Re: Where is the PCM
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You'd better ask Ronman that one.
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#70580 - 02/04/03 07:31 PM Re: Where is the PCM
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Oops...sorry...some of the references weren't totally clear, I must have made an ass-umption...mea culpa...but you know I meant Dennis, right?
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#70581 - 02/05/03 12:10 AM Re: Where is the PCM
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Arg, I wish I could FIND an early PI ECM for my '92 LX... but have been told varying things by varying people. I'm pretty sure my car has an AOD tranny (not AODE), and I was told that '92 and up PIs all had AODE trannies, so I wouldn't be able to use 'em anyway. I do wish to get rid of the crappy 106 mph fun robber, but I don't want to get an aftermarket chip that would require the use of 93 octane, etc.. Seriously, if anyone has an extra EEC-IV PI module, then I'd gladly pay for it (within reason), or trade for a 2000 (EEC-V) PI module.
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