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Old 07-30-2014, 06:48 AM
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ECM Needed 04' 209

I was just notified my 04's ecm is toast -

Did a little search - Ebay = $1000.00 - For real? - for a $100 box.
Can't be that special.

Maybe 3-4 short tours - Being Minnesota. Stored in heated. I'll have to check hours.
Delphi used to be solid gear for twenty years. This is not the norm for GM.
Ford's - theirs used to go out so often - they sold them where you got gas. $40.

I' could easily fab dual point distributor, if this is the result of short life span to expect.

I wasn't there in any of the testing - so let me ask -
If they dorked around with jumper cables - is this a possible outcome?

Reversed Jump can take out an alternator -
but not sure in real time on this guy's ecm is protected in that loop.

Apparently below - is what the unit is that I was sent info on, in an email sent tonight by partner.
mastercraft-delphi-12584052-mefi-4-boat-ecm-engine-command-module

So yes - anyone with info or where to cut into it with hacksaw.
I have no idea yet if the unit was tested - or if unit can be out of the boat and tested -partner is out of town for a month.
They drive it - I fix it - perfect process - Hmm

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Phil
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:54 AM
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Most incidences I have read about here about ecu's smokin' are the result of cross battery terminal connects or jumps.

At least the MEFI 4 is readily available still - I have seen them go by for cheaper.. occasionally.

not many complaints have gone by in the last 3-4 years that I have seen on the mefi 4

sorry to read about your problems.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:40 PM
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Thanks Mike -

Just received an update - they are sending unit to California to be re-flashed - $400 I guess.
That's the only details I have right now.

I'll have to test the issue about the battery, to see if that was the deal jumping it.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:57 PM
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Thanks Mike -

Just received an update - they are sending unit to California to be re-flashed - $400 I guess.
That's the only details I have right now.

I'll have to test the issue about the battery, to see if that was the deal jumping it.
I hate this!!!

If your boat was near me I could reflash the ECM in about 5 minutes and it would cost you a six pack!! There is nothing to reflashing the ECM so long as you have the right CAL file and the cable. I've got both of them. Hell, I could probably use my boat to flash your ECM.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:18 PM
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Wow, thats pretty cool.
It would be massive quantities of brew that's for sure.

I'll hit him up with email to see just where it is for the heck of it.

Thanks for that hit of hope Tim.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:10 PM
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Indmar reflashed one I bought on Ebay MEFI 1 for $45 plus shipping.

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That's Great News Mike -

I just talked to partner to try to intercept the shipment and have it NextDay Air back before they touch it.

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Old 07-30-2014, 02:45 PM
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Call Indmar as for Larry ... He will email u a form to fill out

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Is this the form?
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:20 PM
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Thanks Much -

Forwarded PDF form.
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