Need advice on a new ECU.

justbooSTIn
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Need advice on a new ECU.

Postby justbooSTIn » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:43 pm

Hey :D

I'm new to the WRXclub forum and this is my first post here so let me know if I do something wrong!

So the other day I was driving around and my car completely cut out. Took it to the mechanics (Lucas Automotive) and they said it's probably the ECU so I called my mate who's an auto-sparky and he said the same thing. They took that ECU out and put my old one in and the car starts/works perfectly fine now. So all seems good there.

The ECU they removed was a APEXI POWER-FC ECU and it came with the boost controller (It was already in the car when I purchased it). The mechanic said I should get another ECU so I can get rid of the stock one.

What ECU should I get now? Is there anything else I need to do when I get a new ECU?

Please let me know if you need more information.

Thanks for your forthcoming responses!

JBonDSS
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Re: Need advice on a new ECU.

Postby JBonDSS » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:35 pm

Matey. What year/model wrx is it, the run different ecu's , so there is different solutions for different models

2011 -HH 61.79 Calder 1:09 Winton 1.43 Sandown 1.30 PI 1.58
2012 - Heathcote 13.4 Calder 1.22(wet failure) Sandown 1.25 PI 1.59
2013 - Winton 1.44(7psi) Sandown 1.25 PI1.49 Sandown 1.26

justbooSTIn
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Re: Need advice on a new ECU.

Postby justbooSTIn » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:53 pm

sheet my bad, I thought that information appeared somewhere else with my details.

It's a '99 GC8. The only major things it has had done to it is the suspension and exhaust system. Apart from that it is completely stock apart from some cosmetic stuff.

ripman
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Re: Need advice on a new ECU.

Postby ripman » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:25 am

You could send your ecu to Eculabs and have it made tuneable or buy a powerfc or Linkg4. The link is about a grand more than the powerfc. There are plenty of other options available but I've only had experience with the two I listed.
In a lot of ways you're better off finding a tuner or workshop and see what your options are price wise and what they are comfortable with using. Unless you're tuning your own of course.
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