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Specialized ECU Repair?

Has anyone dealt with these guys? They sell "remanufactured" CDI boxes and ECUs and seem to have a great reputation. Net cost $400 including shipping. No affiliation, just need a reliable box for my 930.

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"Remanufactured: A properly rebuilt automotive part. The item has been completely disassembled, cleaned, and examined for wear and breakage. Worn out, missing or non-functioning components have been replaced with new or rebuilt components. It is the functional equivalent of a new part and is virtually indistinguishable from a new part."
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I bought a reman ecu from them. They were surprised when I said I bought it for a spare, and won't be sending in a core. Really very very nice guys. Very helpful, and good to deal with.
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Recently had my DME shipped to them to repair a 'no start' condition on my car. Evidently the ignition stage part of the DME had failed. My DME is back in working condition and they also offer a 5 year warranty on their work.

The independent shop I use said they use them for DME repairs and have been very happy with their work and customer service.
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Has anyone dealt with these guys? They sell "remanufactured" CDI boxes and ECUs and seem to have a great reputation. Net cost $400 including shipping. No affiliation, just need a reliable box for my 930.

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"Remanufactured: A properly rebuilt automotive part. The item has been completely disassembled, cleaned, and examined for wear and breakage. Worn out, missing or non-functioning components have been replaced with new or rebuilt components. It is the functional equivalent of a new part and is virtually indistinguishable from a new part."
Very good people; competent and professional.
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Nothing for or against the people listed above but if I was getting a CDI box done (and when I did have my DME done) I would send it to Loren at System Consulting. Very good, very reasonably priced, and local to socal where a lot of us happen to be.
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My idea of customer service is not to kneel and kiss some egghead's ring.
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i use loren @ systems consulting. quick turnaround and no BS.
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Our host sell rebuilding services for both 3.2 DME and Bosch CDI boxes. Why not support Pelican Parts to ackknowledge the message board we are using for free.....

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no experience with ECU repair per se, but they really helped me out sending me an almost new DME cover for a song. followed up too, to make sure it fit.

I didn't get the comments about customer service and attitude above. They were very nice and prompt on the phone.
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Very pleased with Specialized ECU repair

Jose Pain i think is the guy there. He helped me out a ton with troubleshooting, then gave me a great price on a reman unit.

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Our host sell rebuilding services for both 3.2 DME and Bosch CDI boxes. Why not support Pelican Parts to ackknowledge the message board we are using for free.....

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I sent my ECU to Ingo, ischmitz on this forum, and he fixed and shipped back to me very quickly.

I'd go with ingo or loren, just because they are members on this board and help out in numerous ways, answering ecu or control unit questions.
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Thanks for all the feedback and suggestions, guys. Much appreciated!
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Thanks for the all the nice comments - it makes my day!

Jose and I read many of the threads here, and we pitch in whenever we feel like we can add value to the conversation about DME / ECUs & CDI Boxes.

However, talking on the phones with our customers is more personal, and we get to solve problems much faster.

We like to take our time to diagnose the problems, rather than just sell parts I hope that it gets the problem fixed.

PS: Luca, we can definitely help you out with your CDI box...give us a ring!
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Funny timing for this thread. I sent the ECU for my '74 914/4 1.8 car to Specialized yesterday. I was greatly encouraged by Jorge, who I spoke with by phone, and his helpful, polite attitude. As some of you know, my car has me at my wits end (I even just had the FI wire harness reconditioned to no avail) because I have performed every repair that one can do, except to properly bench test/repair the ECU and Air Flow Meter. I have not been able to find a known-good replacement AFM, so the ECU was the second to last step in the repair process.
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$500 ????
The core charge is included in that price (which is refundable) along with our 5 year warranty, and free shipping.
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That's actually a bargain. When I bought mine, $500 was the core charge, and I spent a total of around $800 for the rebuilt dme. At the time, that was still a bargain compared to over $2K for a factory dme with no warranty
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Just to add my 2cents. RedLine has always used Loren at Systems C, and my personal experience with Loren goes back to 1985. As a professional Porsche mechanic, THAT'S ALOT OF ECU'S. I have NEVER had an issue with System C's rebuilds. Motornic ECU's, Cabriolet Top ECU's, Lambda ECU's, CD units, alternators, etc.
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If Loren wasn't so "ARROGANT" (for lack of a PC description) life would be good.
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In this thread he complains about his customers who (he says) damage their alternators by improperly removing them. Specifically, the "seasoned wrenches" who use hammers to tap alternators out of the fan housing. Replacing voltage regulator - Rennlist Discussion Forums

So, who are these "seasoned wrenches" who are not "good mechanics"? Any of the here by chance?
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