Does anyone think this works?

Does anyone think this works?

Postby alexalexanders [OP] » October 25th 2010, 5:51pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevy-Fu ... 3a5f999171

Do you guys think this works, or is this another cheap ebay chip?
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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby hardlecure » October 25th 2010, 6:07pm

alexalexanders wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevy-Fully-ADJUSTABLE-Performance-Chip-ECU-Module-/250712002929?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AChevrolet%7CModel%3AAstro%7CYear%3A1994&hash=item3a5f999171

Do you guys think this works, or is this another cheap ebay chip?



It says on there it hooks up with only 2 wires. And you can see they're batter cables. This thing is a hoax to get you to spend your money on something that does nothing. PT Barnum said "There's a sucker born a minute" and anyone that buys that would fall into the 'sucker' category.
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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby chevy57bert » October 25th 2010, 8:39pm

I only now that cup holders give you more MPG.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby RECox286 » October 25th 2010, 8:47pm

No Bert, only magnetic cup holders will give you better mileage. Gar-ron-teed!

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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby tedanderson » October 25th 2010, 9:48pm

No.. both of you are wrong.. You need to upgrade your muffler bearings in order to get better MPG.
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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby hardlecure » October 25th 2010, 9:58pm

Oh yes the muffler bearings. While you're at it be sure to add a flux capacitor as well which helps you out a lot when you reach 88 mph.
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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby icebrrg3rd » October 25th 2010, 10:18pm

It doesn't say what you connect the wires to. Most likely all it is doing is changing the reading of one of the sensors that probably will lean it out or make it richer. That MIGHT get you better mileage or performance, but IT WILL BE at the cost of fuel or your engine. And your "gains" will probably slim to none.

You do notice it says "Up to +35 horsepower, +40 torque, +5 mpg. That means you're not adding 35 hp, it COULD be UP TO 35 hp, meaning 0 hp (or even -35 hp) is possible and most likely. You'll only be faster because your wallet is lighter. I'd say stay away from it.

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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby alexalexanders [OP] » October 26th 2010, 2:04am

thats what i figured thanks guys!
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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby RECox286 » October 26th 2010, 3:30am

Just like the 100 MPG carburetor, fluted muffler bearings, and magnetic cup holders, if it really worked, it would come that way from the assembly plant.

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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby tedanderson » October 26th 2010, 4:42am

I suppose that I could find a device like that to be useful in certain applications..but not for $65!

If you want to tweak the 02 sensor, all you need is a variable resistor and a AA battery and run them both inline with the sensor wire.
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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby Lumpy » October 26th 2010, 2:49pm

They have an "Award winning technical staff".

Someone "Ask seller a question" and ask what awards they've won.

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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby LEVE » October 26th 2010, 4:41pm

Here, let me help ya out...

You don't buy the product.

You send me half the purchase price for saving you half the purchase price.

Now we're both happy! :banana:

No, the item doesn't work. It's not worth the powder to blow it t'hell. Is that blunt enough? :shrug:
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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby tedanderson » October 26th 2010, 5:02pm

Lumpy wrote:They have an "Award winning technical staff".


I've always wondered about that myself. I mean do these cheap novelty auto parts guys get dressed up once a year and attend a banquet?
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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby LEVE » October 26th 2010, 5:31pm

I've always wondered about that myself. I mean do these cheap novelty auto parts guys get dressed up once a year and attend a banquet?
It's often like the Academy Awards, or the other Hollywood events.... it's a bunch of very foolish people awarding each other awards and telling everyone else how wonderful they are... and expect everyone else to make them rich and swallow the marketing ploy.
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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby Lumpy » October 26th 2010, 9:14pm

Dave won an award for knot tying in Boy Scouts 35 yrs ago.
Sue won 5th place in the 4H club for her championship goat.
Juan just won 3rd place in the Barcelona "Siesta Competition".

That's our award winning technical staff.


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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby 94 Van Guy » October 26th 2010, 9:18pm

There you have it. I didn't think they would stoop to fibbing.

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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby astroturf » October 26th 2010, 9:34pm

They fibbed about the device working?

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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby 94 Van Guy » October 26th 2010, 9:40pm

astroturf wrote:They fibbed about the device working?

LOLz, Jim

How so Jim?

"Up to," does covers a lot of their claims.

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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby astroturf » October 27th 2010, 12:22am

You are right Keith...

I'm gonna go practice my Siesta skills now.

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Re: Does anyone think this works?

Postby 94 Van Guy » October 27th 2010, 12:26am

Good Idea Jim,I think I will Join you.

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