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Possible blown ECU

Hello from the UK all

Its early days but my garage are thinking my 2000 2.7 manual boxster has blown an ECU.

A new part is mega bucks over here, maybe $3000.

Am I right in thinking if I want to use a 2nd hand part I need the donor cars ECU, fob and immobiliser?

Is it just a plug and play job? If so thats good news as its about 10% of the cost on parts!

Thank God my '86 Scirocco has a Carb :-)

Thanks in advance for the advice....you gotta love forums!

Liam
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In the US, there is a company in Florida called ECU Doctors. They repair ECUs for about $500 to $700 US. You might contact them and see what would be involved shipping the unit and other parts across the pond for repair. Here's the link to their website. Specialized ECU Repair, Replacement, & Testing - Restore or Exchange your Electronic Control Unit (ECU) I haven't used them but owners on various Boxster forums report good things about them. I don't know if there is a similar service in the EU.


PS: Did a web search for ECU repairs in UK. There are several. Perhaps the folks on BoXa.net know which shops are good and which are not. Repair has to cost less than $3000.

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Geat link thanks for that.

Ill get in contact with them and see if they can attempt a fix on a UK car...Ill also put the "feelers" out on boxa.net
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What are the problems you are having that you are thinking its the ecu?
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Symptons are:

She wont rev above aprox. 1400 RPM and she does so slowly.

Smells likes she running very rich from what coming out of the exhaust, no fault code found and the dash ECU error code light is not on...which is odd.


She's currently with a garage that deal with alot of Porsches, they race prep them etc.

And they have investigated the throttle body, which appears fine and the accelerator pedal which also appears fine.

So their reasoning is that the fault must lie somewhere between the two.

The car was fine until now and no other issues leading up to this problem. I just parked her up one day and the next day this issue occurs!

I dont know if you have come across this before?

Thanks again

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