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12-21-2004 12:38 PM
Originally posted by lildisco
My computer code is LUY2.
Same here.
12-20-2004 11:36 AM
mex bummer fellas.i was thinking about geting a chip for my did ya'll go some where else for chip?
12-20-2004 11:22 AM
lildisco I should have clarified earlier, i have a valet mode on my chip so i know mine is working when i can't go faster than 30mph in that particular mode. I can switch between my programs and notice a slight difference when I have it performance mode to my stock mode. I don't have enough mods yet to really notice a big difference. My computer code is LUY2.
12-20-2004 10:14 AM
microtonal I've heard people having issue with chips and everytime that I've heard of chip related issues, it came down to the EEC contacts.

The only way to be certain that you got all the clear insulator crap off the contacts is to ohm out each finger contact and make sure you have continouity from the front to the back of the finger contact.
Otherwise, you are only assuming that you have everything cleaned off by performing a visual inspection.

That's why it's recommeded that you have it professionally installed unless you can properly verifiy that the contacts are indeed free of insulation and all chip finger/connector makes contact with the EEC.

They should come out with a safe solvant to remove the insulation to aleviate this install issue that's been going on since the chip came out.
12-20-2004 02:41 AM
Jibberish18 I don't remember at the moment what my code was (if you're talking to me btw) but Randy said that my code should be fine and they had it listed and everything. Just didn't work out. And some of the things he told me were weird. Like when I told him my car shifts at 6000 RPM's at WOT (It's an auto) he thought something was wrong with it. And he gave me some sort of very weird explanation as to how the Focus should shift which didn't sound right. My car has shifted the same for 14K miles now. And I told him to keep my REV limiter stock and next thing I know I'm shifting at 7000 RPM's. Not right. Car didn't run right in ANY octane gas. Didn't notice a difference with the Alternator cutting off feature. Car ran faster and MUCH smoother without the chip. Felt no difference between 87 or 93 octane. My trans would shift weird with the performance shift feature. Too much line pressure me thinks.

And all this is not a bitching session. I got my money back and I thanked Randy and Focussport VERY much and it's now over with. My point is it just didn't work out for me and I followed all directions to the T. Who knows maybe it was something with my car. I mean it does have it's minor quibbles (<--new word) here and their but I don't think that was it.
12-19-2004 08:56 AM
derf0069 What is your code on your computer? Maybe that has something to do with it.
12-19-2004 01:19 AM
Jibberish18 I had the SCT chip at one point and installed it 100% correctly and it just didn't work for me. All types of things weren't right. In the end Randy just refunded my money with no hassles. I don't think the SCT will work on EVERY car out there. Most maybe but not all. I was proof of that.
12-17-2004 01:53 PM
derf0069 I'll let you know as soon as I get it back.
12-17-2004 12:09 PM
lildisco i have the same problem and they said that it could be that the stumble could have always been there but with the chip that i notice it more. They said that the chip would magnify an ignition problem if I had one, but seriosly if they fix it let me know. It's annoying somethings. But i did the same stuff you did except for cleanning the contacts again. If the chip wasn't making a good connection then it wouldn't be working. It's that simple.
12-17-2004 11:50 AM
derf0069 Just got off the phone with Focus Sport and told them what was goin on, and thati had recleaned the contacts. They said to send it in and they would take care of it. So I'll send it off and see what happens.
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