Author Topic: Interesting article: Flashing a non-factory map to newer vehicles, detectable? Thoughts?  (Read 127 times)

March 21, 2017, 07:59 AM #0

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http://www.autotrader.ca/newsfeatures/20170307/goof-of-the-month-from-boosted-to-busted/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Display&utm_content=Native-NF-20170307_GOTM_Boosted&utm_campaign=CA-DSP-DM-EN-CONTENT#hSXWsQaAKHPxO1ou.97

Just wanna share, especially for those who has newer models that's currently in the dilemma of whether to buy an AP or not.

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    March 21, 2017, 09:02 AM #1

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    That article makes sense - the dealership can't actually tell what/if the programming has been changed but can see the flash count.
    I know in the case of subaru with warranty issues(at least on wrx, sti) subaru canada also requires pictures of downpipe/exhaust to look for new/altered bolts and nuts that signify changed/replaced parts.

    The only way to actually check the programming of an ecu is to send it back to the manufacturer. The dealers can only identify the flash count.

    I have heard/read that some tuners have a way to reset the flash count while tuning.
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      March 21, 2017, 09:28 AM #2

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