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Old 12-20-2004, 03:41 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:14 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 12-20-2004, 12:22 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 12-20-2004, 12:36 PM   #14
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bummer fellas.i was thinking about geting a chip for my svtf.so did ya'll go some where else for chip?
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:38 PM   #15
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My computer code is LUY2.
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