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phillipj

New lessons with my Turbo

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Well I just recently found out that I got screwed and didn't even know it. When I bought the car I had my dealer (independant) have the ECU flashed, (later I was told the software used was GIAC). The baffles removed from the exhaust and a BMC air filter as well as a the 40K service. I paid an addtional $2,200 for the ECU and the exhaust...

When I got the car I was thrilled because it was faster than before. Well... It turns out that all that was done was the addition of a little electronic box called a "Turbo Tuner" That attaches to the Y pipe.

I found this out from having my new friend drive my car. He has had many turbos and is extremely knowledgable. Especially about mods...

He drove my car about 100 yards and stopped and looked at me and said "you do not have an ECU tune".. Oh Boy.... He said "take off the "Turbo tuner" and drive your car. Then go to your dealer and drive another stock turbo".

I did.... and mine was the same as stock..... I felt like such an idiot... This is my first Turbo and I didn't have anything to compare it to.

I am currently in "negotiations" with my dealer to try as he said "to make things right"... He farmed this work out... I don't really know who is to blame... But I didn't get what I asked for or paid for...Arrrggghhhh.... :cursing: I really hate getting screwed...

So moving on... I have ordered the "Promotive" tune for my ECU. Comes with multiple maps including Mafless, race gas and Methanol. 80hp on pump gas and 130 on race gas,

Adding H & R springs.. Will lower car an inch. Also adding 13mm spacers in the rear and 7mm in the front. I will post pictures when complete.. I'll also review the "proper" ECU tune..

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ECU tune will be installed on Satrurday. Woo Hoo! :drive:

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I am currently in "negotiations" with my dealer to try as he said "to make things right"... He farmed this work out... I don't really know who is to blame... But I didn't get what I asked for or paid for...Arrrggghhhh.... :cursing: I really hate getting screwed...

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Phillip:

I have a pretty good idea as to who is to blame, and it certainly is not you. Your only contractual relationship is with the dealer, and that is the party with whom you placed the order, in whom you placed your trust, and to whom you paid your money.

You have no privity of contract with the party who was "supposed to do the flash." It is entirely the responsibility of your (independent) dealer, who also had a responsibility to let you know that he was going to "farm out the work." Since you had no input on the choice of which shop was going to do the work, the responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of the dealer.

Somebody committed a textbook case of fraud here, and it wasn't you. I would make sure that the dealer understands that what he did (as it did not "happen" by itself) is a serious matter and not merely an inconvenience. :cursing: :cursing: :cursing:

Glad that you are getting it done right this time. If the dealer wants to "try to make things right", at a minimum he should be paying for what you were supposed to have in the first place.

Regards, Maurice.

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Maurice,

Just to update this... My dealer has contacted me and is in the process of getting me a refund from the shop that did the work (or didn't do the work.). I'll let you know it turns out...What a PITA.

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good luck, i have something against crooked ppl, just dont know what :soapbox: . enjoy your tune....

Maurice,

Just to update this... My dealer has contacted me and is in the process of getting me a refund from the shop that did the work (or didn't do the work.). I'll let you know it turns out...What a PITA.

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