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Old 05-31-2019, 02:04 PM   #170
car_freak85
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Originally Posted by Keshav View Post
Tuners may have a big problem with Chevy’s mid-engine Corvette, report says

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/m...u-report-says/
I own a 1987 Toyota Tercel SR5 4WD wagon. The idle speed mixture on the carburetor (remember those!?) was tuned at the factory and then, to prevent tampering, was blocked from further adjustment by the installation of a brass plug. People have been drilling out those brass plugs ever since.

Point is, this is not a new thing. Partly it's a CYA by the manufacturer to prevent end-users from doing dumb things, while also preventing competitors from reverse engineering the product.

I can imagine the aftermarket developing plug'n'play replacement ECUs for the next Corvette.
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