Whoa!!!! Glad I found this, I sent him my ECU last week, haven't paid anything. Plz PM me details of your incidents. I have proof of delivery of my ECU and records of our email. I haven't been able to reach them by telephone yesterday. Anyone got more information about this company. Want to make sure before I proceed.
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Update: Just got off the phone with x, seemed very knowledgeable on my ECU, how its put together and very honest about the direction I can go with it. He said he couldn't promise that an off the shelf ECU from them would be plug and play. My ECU is sealed shut and he said connecting to the mother board would require them to open it, the plastic wiring harness connections wouldn't be the same after they open the ECU housing. While it would still be functional it would have to be sealed with a bonding agent. He said he would be able to verify that my ECU housing has oil in it. He gave me three options;
1. They open the ECU, check for oil contamination, plug into the motherboard and attempt to flash an off the shelf ECU to match the security codes and software. No guarantee that the new ECU will automatically work when installed. ($625 ECU, $90 Flash)
2. They send a "virgin" off the shelf ECU to me that is ready for STAR diagnostics and programming for a local shop or dealer to flash for my particular VIN# and key ($625). He recommended calling a few shop for quotes and details.
3. He can send me my ECU back as is so that I can bring it to a shop or dealer with STAR diagnostics to confirm for sure, that the ECU is oil fouled.
Personally, the conversation with him was great, I do believe him and his options. I have received a text from PortlandNick who was been scammed/cheated by ECU Technologies in Michigan. I appreciate the info and I am going to weigh my options and risks this weekend. I will be making sure that I have all the documentation needed in case I need to make a formal complaint if I proceed with ECU Technologies and cover my ass in case of lost money due to a transaction with their company.
Thank you everyone, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, recommendations, or warnings. I'll provide another update this weekend before I make a decision on Monday.