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post #51 of 55 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 12:03 PM
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Yes.....I know.

And your response implied that those issues only occurred through the ineptness of non-professionals.

My point is that this is not always the case. Those exact same things happen to the pros as well.

It fits under the category of 'sh1t happens'.

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No. My post implied exactly what it said. That being if your battery goes dead, or your laptop falls off the table, or anything else that boils down to carelessness - that's your own fault.

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There's always a greater-than-zero chance that even if no mistakes are made and all conditions prior to flashing are as ready as they'll ever be, the pcm could still fail.
I'm pretty sure everyone is in agreement on that.

It's still unlikely.



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Also for all the guy worryed about the regulator ring being outside, his kit are being used by guys with offroad running LT1's and guys are putting the kits underwater with no problems.
You mean the LT1 market is bigger than this forum and some guys running f-bodies? Well, ****...

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Hey guys just driving home from torqheads shop and i must say he very busy. So i spent about a hour there talking to him and see alot of lt1 parts comeing that he is working on. Like a 58x kit with 92mm tb from a ls7.


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I wonder where they're getting all that money to R&D new products? I mean, the LT1 market is dying man. What's the point of wasting money developing anything new?

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… if your battery goes dead, or your laptop falls off the table, or anything else that boils down to carelessness - that's your own fault.
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There's always a greater-than-zero chance that even if no mistakes are made and all conditions prior to flashing are as ready as they'll ever be, the pcm could still fail.
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I'm pretty sure everyone is in agreement on that.
It's still unlikely.
If the batt goes dead, or the laptop falls, or anything else that boils down to …
… even if there is no one to fault, no cause, and nothing to blame …
(per my experiences so far, despite no indirect fault or direct cause, having literally nothing and no one to blame, my odds of 'bricking' an OBD1LT1 pcm ≈ 1 / 500 or 0.2%)
Having a spare pcm on hand in advance turns the argument about fault vs blame vs responsibility from a long angry one, to a brief moot one (pheu! Close one!).

A spare used 16188051 pcm costs $100
A spare used 12200411 pcm costs $100, but are actually easier to find sooner than 16188051 or 16181333
A spare TorqHead 12200411 pcm costs > $100 yet < $565, and definitely takes longer to replace than either of the above

Guess my only quibble left is, why doesn't TorqHead explicitly cite the price of a spare TH LS pcm?

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No. My post implied exactly what it said. That being if your battery goes dead, or your laptop falls off the table, or anything else that boils down to carelessness - that's your own fault...….
LOL....yeah.....that's the ticket. LMAO

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Hey, just wanted to tag on this thread that as of June 2018, Megasquirt can run LT1s with an optispark. I think the assembled unit is around $550 as of when I'm writing this, obviously doing the wiring harness would add some time and cost, but that's a well-established system that can handle almost any combination.

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If you used the EFIConnection setup with the TH harness/pcm??
The only thing you'd have to change maybe the crank & cam sensor wiring routing/length?
That would be my thought...use the harness that TH supplies for the coils, and sensors, and possibly shorten/lengthen the crank sensor as needed. Cam sensor length should be good since both products put them in similar proximity.

I really like this front cover from EFIconnection, as everything is self contained, and gets rid of the water pump drive hole that I don't need...


I may have to explore this option a bit more. You could piece together parts from both kits and be in it for only a few bucks more, and have a sleek looking system!
How do you import pics into the body of your posts instead of as thumbnails ?
I would like to know the process.
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