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Old 01-19-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Dealers that will reflash PCM in SW Ontario

Hi all,

Planning on doing a manual swap on a 98 SL2. I understand I need the existing PCM reflashed to the options needed. Anyone know dealers in SW ontario that can do this (ideally without the car, just the PCM box).

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Old 01-19-2009, 01:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dealers that will reflash PCM in SW Ontario

From what I understand about the swap, this does not sound true... maybe that's if you grab the one out of the car. I cannot remember.... anyways here are all the details, I read through it once breifly and that's why I do not remember.

http://www.differentracing.com/tech_...anny_swap.html

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Old 01-19-2009, 01:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: Dealers that will reflash PCM in SW Ontario

You can run the car on the auto pcm, but it will throw codes. If you aren't in an area that does inspections, this may not be an issue. There may also be a slight difference in how the spark timing is controlled, but I have yet to see this affect functionality. I've been running mine on the auto pcm for two years now, and it's been perfectly reliable, and gets better than EPA estimated fuel economy. Often people who want the "correct" PCM just try to locate one from a salvage yard, so that's another option aside from getting yours reflashed.

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Old 01-19-2009, 01:46 PM   #4
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In Ontario we require Drive Clean inspections every two years to keep the car on the road, for them to do the test, the car can't be throwing any codes so it's really not an option. I'm reluctant that I will find a used PCM with the same options, and not really worried about having the PCM flashed, but not sure where this can be done without having to bring the car in.

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Old 01-19-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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bah - I ve had SES light on now for ohhhh 8 years...never been an issue. Take it to the ****ty wheel (aka crappy tire) they never say anything about the light.

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Old 01-19-2009, 04:36 PM   #6
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Thanks for the heads up. I just called crappy tire and told the guy that the SES light was on. He was like as long as it drives for the drive clean, it doesn't matter. So I guess Ill just run it with the 98 Auto PCM .

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