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Old 06-07-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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At a Loss (chicago Natives Help)

Ok, so I believe a diablo chip in my car has gone bad. Its saying my car is running lean. And everything possible has checked out. I had a guy at a decent shop try to diagnose the problem, and 3 hours later he could not find a thing wrong with the car. So that leads me to believe the chip is at fault.

1) I CANNOT FIND ANY PLACE RELATIVELY CLOSE TO THE CHICAGO NORTHWEST SUBURBS THAT WILL REMOVE THIS STUPID CHIP. I tried Speed inc. in Schaumburg, they want nothing to do with it. My dad has called 4 or 5 shops in the area, nobody wants to touch it. I NEED SUGGESTIONS. I really don't trust myself enough to remove the computer to remove the chip, so anyone know where i can take the car to get this done with? I have a new SCT tuner ready to load up a new tune.

My SECOND problem is i have no idea anything about this chip. All i have is the tube it came in. Theres one sticker on here, that says something. But i don't see a model or anything. Can anyone give me some info on this thing? I am so irritated at this point i'm not even sure what to do.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:44 PM   #2
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So your just looking to take the chip out and upload a new tune? Did they say why they didn't want to mess with it? Speed inc. probably didn't want to mess with it because they tune mostly Chevy and dodge
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Yep, they say they're GM boys. But there are plenty of Termis that say they've gone there and had extensive work done. Personally, i think they don't want to deal with a Run of the Mill GT.

And yeah, all i want them to do is take the chip out. I don't even care if they don't want to upload the New Tune from the handheld tuner. I just need my car back, it's driving me nuts. Think a Dealership will do it?
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:06 PM   #4
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They may, but here are a few #'s from the only guys I would use in Illinois if you wanted a awesome tune also

Dyno tune MP- Mike Post- 847-347-5331- St. Charles il.

Modular powerhouse -Tim Barth- 815-962-9793- Rockford il.

Finishline performance -Tony- 630-717-0824- Naperville il.

All 3 of these shops specialize in tuning Ford I have numerous friends that have used these shops as well as myself ( Finishline) any one of these guys should be able to help you out and hook you up with a sweet tune
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:10 PM   #5
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Man i really appreciate it. If all else fails, i'll give one if these guys a call. I really don't want to drive the car too far, but if its my last resort i'll definitely go to one of them. I was a little Iffy taking it out to Schaumburg Lol. The phone numbers really helped. Thank a bunch man.

Anyone who knows about this chip, please feel free to chime in.
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Bump. Need to know what kinda chip this is.
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It looks to be like a sct 4 bank chip except its diablo. Prettyg much from what i take from it you can switch from one rune to another by a switch.
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So, basically if i were to remove the 4 bank chip, it returns the computer back to stock. So then im able to install the BAMA tune, correct?
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Should be the jist of it imma look into it to verify it but thats pretty mich how it should work
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from what i read on it so far, disconnect the battery, find the chip in or near the ecm, disconnect it and then it should be back to stock tune on pcm, after that i guess just plug your tuner and go from there. its alll i find so far is that it is just remove it and your good.
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I'm thinking i might have to resort to doing it myself. Absolutely nobody in the area wants to make a few quick bucks off of me to do this. I really appreciate the info man.
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They may, but here are a few #'s from the only guys I would use in Illinois if you wanted a awesome tune also

Dyno tune MP- Mike Post- 847-347-5331- St. Charles il.

Modular powerhouse -Tim Barth- 815-962-9793- Rockford il.

Finishline performance -Tony- 630-717-0824- Naperville il.

All 3 of these shops specialize in tuning Ford I have numerous friends that have used these shops as well as myself ( Finishline) any one of these guys should be able to help you out and hook you up with a sweet tune
Thanks again bud for your recommendations. I ended up going with Finish Line Performance and Tony took care of me ON THE SPOT. Not only does it look like my lean issue was solved. The CEL has remained off so far. Best of all, he did it all Free of charge. I will be recommending these guys to everyone from now on.
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Thanks again bud for your recommendations. I ended up going with Finish Line Performance and Tony took care of me ON THE SPOT. Not only does it look like my lean issue was solved. The CEL has remained off so far. Best of all, he did it all Free of charge. I will be recommending these guys to everyone from now on.
That's awesome!! Tony is definatly a cool guy! He always goes above and beyond to help people out! I'm glad it worked out for you! Was he able to tell you what was up with that chip that you had? I looked around a bit and couldn't find any info what so ever.
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It was indeed a 4 bank chip, he didnt tell me anything about it, just pulled the computer, removed the chip, and installed the bama tune. I got some price quotes on installs for long tubes also, so all in all not a bad day.
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