Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 20:05:59 GMT
From: "Spyderman" <>
Subject: Re: Suppose I had access to a 2000 Viggen T-7....

I agree with all that. I was really curious to see if anyone had ever tried it. It seems like a plausible question given that I have often wondered if Hirsch or Abbott didn't "start" with something like a Viggen ECU. Come on folks, I'm sure the thought must've crossed your mind too? <> wrote in message news:ag45g5$igtib$ > Someone who looks an awful lot like Spyderman <> wrote: > > Has anyone ever tried to replace a 2000+ 9-3SE HOT T-7 ECU with a Viggen's. I'm curious as I have access to one and was thinking of dropping this in rather than Abbott or Hirsh. Any thoughts anyone? > > Well, given that the ECU tuners make a specific point of finding > out what ECU you have, what the connector number on the car is and so on, > I'd say it'd probably be a problem. As described to me - they send a loaner > unit out, which is _not_ matched to your car and will work but won't > be anywhere near optimal, and then they send your own unit back after > having tweaked it (or you can just be without the car for a week). > > Another problem would be that the box knows where it's from - and any > mismatch of box -vs- car will show up next time it's looked at with > a tech-2 system (your next service, for instance). > > Probably more trouble than it's worth, besides the guy who owns the > Viggen would undoubtedly notice if a stock 2.0L ECU was suddenly controlling > his 2.3L Viggen engine. > > Dave Hinz > > >

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