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Old 06-02-2007, 11:34 PM   #1
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Default Link ECU install - Should I? Or not?

Hey guys,
I've got a Link ECU Mk2 headed my way, with the full works including boost controller, MAP sensor, Air Temp sensor, knock sensor etc etc.

I'm also running a home brewn Turbo setup, currently still running the AFM.
I've never ever touched the ECU before, cept to splice the water temp sensor from my ECU. The question I have is:

Would you do the installation of the Link by yourself? And hope to get it up in a day?
Or would you send it to the pros, to install and tune?
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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The entire install: base install plus options (knock sensor, boost solenoid, sequential injection) shouldn't take over 3 hours if you've never done it before.

Hardest part is wiring the AIT sensor, both getting its wire pulled the rubber hose, and running it through the firewall. It's actually easier if you have power steering because you can scavenge a ps wire that goes through the firewall.

I would recommend getting some primary wire and running all new wires into the cabin instead of cutting into wires like how FM recommends. It makes the install much cleaner, and able to go back to stock.

The rough fuel tune is pretty easy. Maybe 30 minutes to an hour of driving and letting the link do its thing. The fine tuning takes longer and should be done on a dyno.
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Yeah, its the easiest ecu install ever. The hardest part is swapping injectors without getting any leaks and that really isnt hard either unless you swap fuel rails.
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Yeah, its the easiest ecu install ever. The hardest part is swapping injectors without getting any leaks and that really isnt hard either unless you swap fuel rails.
bah, nonsense. Just use new orings from your local autoparts store and put some grease on em. The fuel rail seal is the most important.

oh wait a second, that may actually be the most difficult part of the install. Honestly man, it should be a breeze
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Gee,
Thanks guys.
Sounds like i should be doing the install myself then....
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Yeah, its the easiest ecu install ever. The hardest part is swapping injectors without getting any leaks and that really isnt hard either unless you swap fuel rails.

betcha my ecu was eaiser...
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