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 "HONDA1 - Honda ECU Chipping Kit"  "HONDA1 - Honda ECU Chipping Kit"
If all you want to do is chip your OBD1 Honda ECU, look no further. This is the most complete kit on the market!
 $16.00 - $20.00 
 'APU1' AutoProm Package: USB Version  'APU1' AutoProm Package: USB Version
Does everything in one package, one USB-based device! USB-powered, so no power supply needed. Chip burning/reading, datalogging, and realtime emulation. Performs ALDL communications at 160/8192 baud, programs AT29C256 and 27SF512 chips. Has 3-channel 0-5v 10-bit A/D provision fpr wideband and other datalogging. Includes AutoProm device, 28-pin 18-inch emulation cable, OBD1-style ALDL cable CABL1, 6-ft USB cable, 2x 27SF512 chip, and Mark Mansur's TunerPro RT5 software license. PLEASE READ through product documentation to understand some of the features of this all-in-one, datalogging, realtime emulation tuning, and chip burning hardware. This item is for OBD1 GM vehicles ONLY.  It is not for Hondas, Nissans, Fords, BMWs or other cars.  If you are not sure whether this unit is the right choice for you, please email support prior to purchase.
 'BURN2 Chip Programmer'  'BURN2 Chip Programmer'
USB Chip Programmer works with the AT29C256, 27SF512, and AM29F040 chips. Self-powered from the USB port, so no power adapter is needed! Burner can also be used to read stock GM memcals using the HDR1 adapter. While it will only program the three types of chips listed, please note that those three chips can be used as drop-in replacements for most EFI applications. Comes with stand-alone chip programming software (available for download). Also compatible with TunerPro RT. Will read most stock-style chips (2732A, 27C128/256/512/etc). Mini-USB cable is included.
 $68.00 - $85.00 
 'F3v2' Ford Memory Adapter  'F3v2' Ford Memory Adapter
This is the new version of the F3 chip module for pre-2005 EEC. Compatible with Jaybird and BURN2/FA with free 5.15.F firmware update. Supports 8-positions of 1/2/4-bank. Automatic PATS masking logic with manual jumpers for selective defeat. Full 256k read/write for scratchpad access.
 $50.00 - $75.00 
 'Jaybird' J3 Module Reader/Programmer  'Jaybird' J3 Module Reader/Programmer
This device, coupled with an F3 chip module, is all you will need to recalibrate Ford pre-2005. The Jaybird plugs into the mini-USB on one side and the F3 modules on the other. It takes the place of a chip burner and J3 port adapter (it IS a chip burner with native J3 interface). This device will NOT read stock ECUs, but you can usually download the binary from the internet. If you need to read stock ECUs, you'll still want to look at the BURN2+F2A+F2E. Comes with mini-USB cable.
 $65.00 - $75.00 
 'QuarterHorse' for Fords  'QuarterHorse' for Fords
For a price of $249, the QuarterHorse delivers in unparalleled fashion. The QH plugs into the J3 port like a ordinary chip, but it allows bumpless, 100% realtime tuning AND datalogging while the engine is operating for all supported EEC-IV and EEC-V applications. You can log ANY parameter in RAM from the EEC-IV and V ECM at sample rates well over 20 frames per second. All necessary cabling is included, but software is sold separately.
 $186.75 - $249.00 
 74HC373N Latching Chip  74HC373N Latching Chip
THIS IS NOT A PROGRAMMABLE CHIP YOU CAN BURN! This a 20 pin 74HC373 latch chip that is part of the Honda Chip Kit.
 $0.80 - $1.00 
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This little gem plugs into your 28-pin socket that normally takes a 27C128 or 27C256. It has a single wire lead coming off of it. Put a 27SF512 chip in it, and switch the wire lead to chassis ground to switch between two separate programs! Comes with a 27SF512 chip.
 $27.20 - $34.00 
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Click here to be taken through a guide of how to use our Ford-related products. Find out what your options are for different year/model vehicles in terms of datalogging, emulation, and chip burning equipment. Software options are also presented as they relate to hardware capabilities.
 C14 Capacitor  C14 Capacitor
This is the replacement capacitor for the stock C14 unit. It is typically replaced as a preventive measure in the Honda ECUs. Included in the chipping kit, but if you want it separate, then here it is.
 C2 SST 27SF512 Chip  C2 SST 27SF512 Chip
Works fine as a drop-in replacement for the AT29C256. These work great with the G1, G3, F1, etc. This is the max size for a 28-pin chip. When the C1 isn't big enough, such as Ford EEC-IV applications or later-model TBI GM systems, this chip will do the trick. 90ns flash drop-in replacement for 27C512 EPROMs. Make sure your programmer supports it, there's a funky programming erase voltage required (BURN1, APU1, or PocketProgrammer2 should be fine, APS1 is not). Works fine with 1227165, 1227730, and other similar ECMs. If your car normally takes a 27C128, 27C256, or 27C512, these should work for you. Just adjust the 'Start of Device' value when programming. (For 27C128 original, set to C000 hex. For 27C256 original, set to 8000 hex.)
 $7.75 - $9.00 
 C3 AMD AM29F040B Chip  C3 AMD AM29F040B Chip
MX 29F040PC-90 (DIP32 package) This monster can handle your multi-program binaries. Goes great with the G3 adapter. 4 megabit chip, can hold 16x 32k (730-type) or 8x 64k (95 TBI, etc) programs.
 $4.80 - $6.00 
 C4 AM29F040B-70JI PLCC32  C4 AM29F040B-70JI PLCC32
This is good as a replacement for the memory chips in the F3 adapters, or if you need a 4mbit chip for some other 32-PLCC application.
 $4.80 - $6.00 
 Chip Extender 1.0  Chip Extender 1.0
This is an active-circuitry remote chip mounting solution. All address and data information is boosted, allowing chips to be mounted several feet (2-3) away from the target device!
 D3 32-pin DIP Socket  D3 32-pin DIP Socket
High-quality collet-pin machine-tooled socket. Great for mounting 32-pin chips such as the 29F040. Not a ZIF socket.
 $1.60 - $2.00 
 FA Ford Module Programming Adapter  FA Ford Module Programming Adapter
With this adapter, you will be able to use the Burn2 device to read and write your F3 Ford Memory Module directly! No need to remove the square chip from the module, this lets you read it through the edgecard connector. See the 'FE' for more functionality.
 Flash & Burn Program for BURN1/2/Jaybird+APU1  Flash & Burn Program for BURN1/2/Jaybird+APU1
This program is used to control the chip reading / erasing / writing duties of the Burn1, Burn2, Jaybird and APU1 devices. With it, you can read and write chips. Free of charge.
 G1 Memory Adapter: TPI ETC.  G1 Memory Adapter: TPI ETC.
The G1 adapter bypasses your factory tuning, and lets you insert your own custom programmed chip without tearing up your stock memcal. Works with a wide range of GM chipped EFI applications, namely the 1986-1993 TPI & LT1 and the 94/95 TBI trucks.
 $28.00 - $35.00 
 G2 Memory Adapter: 0.45" Leg Spacing  G2 Memory Adapter: 0.45" Leg Spacing
Very rarely used! This is primarily ONLY used on the Grand Nationals. If you're not POSITIVE that you have the 0.45" spacing then get the 0.6" spacing. Allows use of new Flash chips in many GM TBI setups. If the original application accepted a 24-pin chip such as a 2732A, then this adapter will allow you to upgrade to new Flash chips such as the AT29C256 and 27SF512. Soldering required (see product web page).
 G2 Memory Adapter: 0.60" Leg Spacing  G2 Memory Adapter: 0.60" Leg Spacing
Allows use of new Flash chips in many GM TBI setups. If the original application accepted a 24-pin chip such as a 2732A, then this adapter will allow you to upgrade to new Flash chips such as the AT29C256 and 27SF512. Soldering required (see product web page).
 G5 Memory Adapter  G5 Memory Adapter
This is to replace those 'BLUE' chip modules in your 6.5L GM PCMs. This way you can just replace the blue piece instead of prying the old chip loose or messing with a UV eraser. An HDR5 is available separately if you want to read those stock chips (see product listings).
 $22.50 - $30.00 
 G6 Adapter for Commodore/Holden  G6 Adapter for Commodore/Holden
For many GM/Holden applications, this adapter will allow you to use the AM29F040 chip (C3) to contain your 128k calibrations. Up to 4 switchable programs with separate rotary switch and cable. Can also be used as an adapter to the Ostrich emulator. This unit REPLACES the stock memcal.
 GP1 Package: GM Adapter with 2 chips  GP1 Package: GM Adapter with 2 chips
This package is very popular. It comes with two 27SF512 chips, an 'S2' ZIF socket, and a G1 adapter! This is everything you need for TPI/etc chip adaptation. If you want different chips or different socket, just purchase the pieces separately from the other items listed.
 HDR1 Memcal Header  HDR1 Memcal Header
Use this adapter to read the 'stock' binary from your TPI-style Memcal. Plugs into your 'stock' P4-style Memcals. Allows you to download your original 'factory' chip contents directly using a chip programmer/reader like the BURN1 or APU1. Very durable, and designed for repeated use.
 HDR5 Diesel Pin Header  HDR5 Diesel Pin Header
This is basically an inverted G5 adapter. This piece allows you to 'read' or 'reprogram' (with appropriate chip programmer/eraser) those 'BLUE' chip modules from the GM 6.5L Diesel applications. A replacement chip adapter (G5) is available separately.
 Nissan 2-Chip Adapter  Nissan 2-Chip Adapter
This adapter allows you to connect to a 2x20 IDC pin header in a Nissan ECU. It accepts two 27SF512 chips (available separately here as the C2 chips). Can also be used with two Ostriches for realtime capability. With this adapter, you program both chips with the same full code, no odd/even splitting needed.
 $40.00 - $50.00 
 Nissan 2Chip-64k  Nissan 2Chip-64k
If your Nissan computer uses a 64k bin file with a 20x2 header, this is the board for you. 94-97 model years typical.
 $48.75 - $65.00 
 Nissan 2x20 Header  Nissan 2x20 Header
Nissan 20x2 Double Row header. Used for install of the Nissan 2 Chip board.
 $1.60 - $2.00 
 Roadrunner-DIY: Solder-on Extra Emulation Header  Roadrunner-DIY: Solder-on Extra Emulation Header
This is an extra solder-on header which goes in place of your PSOP44 flash chip that is removed during the Roadrunner self-install process.
 S1 Aries 24-pin ZIF Socket  S1 Aries 24-pin ZIF Socket
High-quality socket for easy chip-swaps on 2732A applications. If you really want to stick with the 2732A chips, then use this socket. Good for making chip swaps a breeze for early-model GM TBI systems that used the 2732A chip. You'll still need to desolder the existing GM socket and solder either this or a 'base' D1 socket in. Very durable socket, makes good contacts with chip.
 $7.20 - $9.00 
 S2 Aries 28-pin ZIF Socket  S2 Aries 28-pin ZIF Socket
Very durable 28-pin ZIF socket. With this socket installed, you'll be able to switch chips in and out of your G1 adapter or other application very quickly and easily! Heavy-duty construction, very good contact with pins. Great for emulation interfacing! For use with 29C256/27C128/27C256/27SF512/27C512 type systems. Package GP1 comes with this socket already. Goes well with a G2 adapter as well. This socket will not clearance some of the Honda ECUs, so we recommend the low profile S4 for those applications.
 $8.00 - $10.00 
 S3 Aries 32-pin ZIF Socket  S3 Aries 32-pin ZIF Socket
Strong 32-pin ZIF socket. Great for G3 switcher adapter. For use with 29F040 chips (primarily for switcher applications).
 $8.80 - $11.00 
 S4 Aries 28-pin Low-Profile ZIF  S4 Aries 28-pin Low-Profile ZIF
This fits in where the S2 can't. Not as durable, but handy. Good for quick chip swaps. Not that great for emulation header interfacing, but can be made to work. Similar to the S2, but it's blue and has a shorter height for better clearance. Good for Hondas.
 $7.20 - $9.00 
 SK5151 High Side Switch  SK5151 High Side Switch
The SK5151 High Side Switch for VTEC conversions
 Socket Booster 1.0  Socket Booster 1.0
The SocketBooster improves the signal conditioning at your chip or emulation socket. This is an active circuit which boosts the address and data information to and from your target ECU. Please note: The socket booster is REQUIRED for successful use of the Ostrich 2.0 with 24-pin applications such as the GM TBI OBD1 C3 1227747 ECUs.
 $36.00 - $40.00 

Support Search Results for "chip"

Categories: Emulators, Troubleshooting
Introduction The ‘Data trace’ feature of our emulators is probably one of the most misunderstood features.  Trace is intended to give you some idea of what portions of an emulated ROM are being used by the target system as a last resort when you don’t have a way of establishing communications for logging.  Trace is […]
A lot of the questions we get either via email or on the support line boil down to, “how do I program a chip?” You asked, we deliver!  This tutorial is going to picture the BURN2 but it applies equally to the BURN1 and APU1/AutoPROM as well. Step by step: Get out your burner and […]
Categories: Nissan
About These ROM boards are for Nissans that use a 64k program with a 20×2 header.  These boards require TWO 512k chips such as the C2 SST27SF512 chip that we sell or a 27C512.  They require the same ROM image to be burned into both chips.  They do NOT support switching between ROMs – single […]
We’re Seeing Lots of Fake Chips! TLDR: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true.  If the seller is in China and the chips cost less than $3 each, they’re probably fake. Update March 2014:  This is now totally out of control.  Less than 10% of the […]
Categories: ECU Chipping, Honda
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You will need bridge J1 on the back of the ECU. Add C49 & C50 and C91 & C92 on back C49 & C50 –> .004UF (Digikey part number 399-1230-1-nd ) C91 & C92 –> .00001UF ( digikey Part Number 399-1192-1-nd ) Add the 74hc373 SMD chip. (MFG part# SN74HC373NSR, Digi-Key Part Number 296-8310-1-ND) Add […]
Categories: ECU Chipping, Honda
This is Keebler65’s old guide. Some of the chipset and software info is a bit dated, but the techniques are good. ECU Chipping You need to add a few additional components to the original Honda ECU. It requires some soldering skills and should not be attempted unless you have soldered before. (Chances are you know […]
Introduction If you’re completely new to burning chips, you may want to take a look at the Beginners’ Guide before reading the rest of this article.  You will probably still need to read this guide in order to choose the correct programming parameters unless you’re in the situation where you’re programming a chip that is the […]
Categories: Dodge
We don’t have a lot of experience with these vehicles but they have a decent community providing tools for tuning the factory ECMs.  Many of the ECMs can directly use 28 pin EPROMs like the SST27SF512 and BURN2 we sell and an Ostrich 2.0 for live tuning.  Other ECMs use 87C257 chips which require a […]
Categories: Ford - setups
Introduction The Fox Body Mustang switched to using a Mass Air Flow meter to measure airflow in 1988 in California.  Box codes “A9S” and “8LD” are known examples.  Uses TFI distributor, sequential injection for up to 8 injectors, MAF air metering.  This particular EEC-IV system became the blueprint for the popular A9L / GUFB used […]
Categories: GM - setups
Introduction Unfortunately, the 1226870 is an oddball one-year one-model ECM that was only used on the 1985 corvette.  It is for a TPI setup with an electronically controlled distributor and features 160 baud ALDL communication for logging.  It is a unique ECM.  There are no other ECMs that are a “plug and play” swap without […]
Categories: General Info
While we try to produce and support products for as long as we can, we can’t continue to make things forever.  Often, product changes are prompted by the components required to build a product no longer being available for us to purchase (“End Of Life” / EOL) – if we can’t buy the chips needed to […]
Categories: Troubleshooting
If you receive the dreaded “Verification Failed” message after trying to program a chip with the BURN2, there are only a few possible reasons. Fake chips.  There are lots of fake 27SF512 chips floating around.  We have a whole article about this.  If you didn’t buy your chips from us, you need to seriously consider this. […]
Categories: Ford
  Overview The F3v2 is a simple chip for EEC-based Ford ECUs (~86-04) allowing the stock program to be replaced with a tune of your choice.  This unit was introduced in 2016 and replaces the prior F3 chip, which was discontinued due to parts needed to manufacture it no longer being available. Chips are supplied […]
Categories: Ford - setups
Introduction Some 94-95 Trucks (mostly F150) came equipped with a 4R70W automatic transmission.  Most of the heavier-duty trucks came with AOD-E transmissions and use incompatible ECMs.  These ECMs feature sequential fuel injection, a distributor for spark delivery, Mass-air flow (MAF) sensors for air metering and most importantly are set up to control a 4R70W electronically-controlled […]
Categories: Ford - setups
Introduction 94-95 MAF Trucks are an interesting breed.  They feature sequential fuel injection, a distributor for spark delivery, Mass-air flow (MAF) sensors for air metering and most importantly are set up to control an E4OD electronically-controlled automatic transmission.  Aside from their original application, these ECMs are commonly used for speed density->MAF conversions on speed density […]
Categories: GM - setups
Introduction This is one of the first electronically-shifted transmission applications.  Some 1991-93 vehicles came equipped with 4L80E transmissions and 16147060 PCMs.  This is a P4 generation ECM which speaks ALDL at 8192 baud and have removable “memcals.”  This was a one-year PCM which was followed by the 16168625 / 16197427 in later years. Hardware for Tuning […]
Categories: Honda
Intro While it may look simple, getting the Honda logging cables we sell to work with CROME can be quite challenging.  This document aims to provide troubleshooting steps to ensure you get up and running.  Drivers and ports on your laptop, CROME settings, chip contents and ECU hardware all come into play.  “HULOG” and “Hondalog” […]
Categories: Getting Started
Introduction A substantial portion of the folks that contact us these days aren’t totally new to tuning.  The vast majority have worked with other tools before.  HP Tuners, EFI Live, Diablosport, SCT, Sniper, Cobb are some common names I hear.  I’m going to lump all of these tools together (even though they’re very different) and […]
Intro This is intended to provide a brief overview of the steps required to get up and running tuning an OBD1 GM vehicle.  It is deliberately vague.  Instead of providing an exhaustive guide here, there are a series of links to smaller tasks and explanations.  94-95 LT1 vehicles are going to be an exception not […]
Categories: Nissan
Introduction Lately, there have been several users having issues getting a Nissan ECU with a 20×2 header that looks like it should be compatible with Nismotronic to work.  There are some extremely subtle differences between the ECUs that do and do not work. Identifying Problematic ECUs All of the ECUs that we have seen so […]
Categories: Honda - setups
Introduction If you are too lazy to read this whole page, you can skip to the “Recommended Combos” section at the end for a shopping list without any explanation. 92-95 Civic and 92-95 Integras are a common hardware platform – there is no sense in addressing specific vehicle or ECU models.  These ECUs are also […]
Introduction Emulation cables link our emulators to a target device.  The Ostrich, Ostrich2 and APU1 all use a similar style emulation cable.  The design of this cable has not changed in many years.  Four standard “shelf” cables are available: EMUC2818 is the standard cable supplied with the Ostrich, Ostrich2 and APU1 emulators.  It has a […]
Categories: Ford - setups
Introduction 94-95 MAF Trucks are an interesting breed.  They feature sequential fuel injection, a distributor for spark delivery, Mass-air flow (MAF) sensors for air metering and most importantly are set up to control an E4OD electronically-controlled automatic transmission.  Aside from their original application, these ECMs are commonly used for speed density->MAF conversions on speed density […]
Categories: Holden
Introduction The 88-93 VR Commodores use the 1227808 ECM which is basically the same as a US 1227165 ECM that is limited by hardware to 160 Baud communications.  These ECMs have torque converter lockup control as required for a 700R4 or similar automatic transmission. Hardware Required for Tuning G1 Chip adapter and C2 27SF512 chip required to reprogram […]
Categories: Holden
Introduction The 93-95 VR Commodores  use several different ECMs that fortunately use the same tools for tuning.  These ECMs feature electronically controlled automatic transmissions ( 4L60E ) as well as engine control. Hardware Required for Tuning G1 Chip adapter and C2 27SF512 chip required to reprogram ECM BURN2 Chip Programmer programs 27SF512 chips ALDU1 with CABL1 […]
Categories: Ford
Cloning Ford ECMs You can use our tools to “clone” a 1986 – 2004 Ford ECM, without needing any definitions or tuning software. There are a few caveats: 1. ECUs must have the same hardware ID. You can’t mix and match tunes from different hardware IDs without having unpredictable (i.e. FAIL) results most of the time. […]
Categories: GM - setups
Introduction The 84-87 Grand National was a unique car available in limited production. These vehicles featured sequential injection, distributorless ignition systems and other groundbreaking features. A combination of unusual and off the shelf ECMs/electronic components make for some unique needs. These vehicles used two ECMs. 84-85 vehicles came equipped with the 1226459 and 86-87 vehicles […]
Categories: Ford - setups
Introduction Early Fox Body Mustangs used a speed-density metering system from 1986-1988.  Uses TFI distributor, 8 injectors, speed-density metering.  This EEC-IV system isn’t as well-supported as the MAF cars that followed but tools are available.  These ECMs have the hardware ID “SFI-SD1” Hardware for Tuning QuarterHorse – integrated device brings unique functionality to the table.  It is a “chip […]
Categories: Emulators, Honda
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Introduction / Identification The Demon2, pictured above, is the newest in our line of Honda/Acura-friendly P28/P30/P72-compatible technology. Flawless realtime emulation, embedded datalogging, auxiliary ports, 16x calibration storage and encryption.   The Demon II is designed to fit inside only USDM ECUs.   If you have a JDM ECU, be sure to let us know when you […]
Categories: GM - setups
Introduction The 1993 Camaro / Corvette LT1 PCM 16159278 is an oddball.  It was not used before or since.  The $DA2 mask was used in Y-body Corvettes and the $DA3 mask was used in F-body Camaro/Firebirds. Hardware for Tuning G1 Chip adapter and C2 27SF512 chip required to reprogram ECM BURN2 Chip Programmer programs 27SF512 chips […]
Categories: GM - setups
Introduction Starting around 1992, GM started putting the newer electronically controlled 4L60E and 4L80E transmissions in their trucks.  Along with the electronically controlled transmissions came new ECMs that speak ALDL at 8192 baud and have removable “memcals” – 16197427, 16196395, 16156930, 16168625.  These ECMs are largely interchangeable – as a rule of thumb, any of the 4 […]
Categories: BMW - setups
Introduction OBD1 BMWs are an example of how our products get used for applications that we never intended.  Loosely speaking, this range of ECU appears to be in the 1985-1995 range. Many of our tools are “generic” chip burning and emulation tools that target a type (or types) of EPROMs and will work with just […]
Introduction We probably get 20 emails a week of the form: “Dear Moates, My name is ________ and I have a _________ Ford.  Can I use your products to tune my car/truck/van/etc. ?” Identifying J3 Port ECMs Our Ford products (F3 chip module, Quarterhorse) will work on pretty much any ECM that has a J3 […]
Categories: Ford - setups
Introduction These processors use EDIS coil packs backed by a 36-1 crank trigger wheel, sequential injection for up to 8 injectors, MAF air metering and an electronically controlled 4R70W 4 speed automatic transmission or Tremec 5 speed manual.  These mod motor ECMs speak the standard OBD2 which opens up options for logging using a standard […]
Categories: Ford - setups
Introduction These processors use a TFI distributor, sequential injection for up to 8 injectors, MAF air metering and an electronically controlled AOD-E 4 speed automatic transmission or Tremec 5 speed manual.  This EEC-IV system became the blueprint for future Ford systems (EECV and beyond) for years to come.  The 94 Mustang with its CBAZA strategy […]
Categories: GM - setups
Introduction The 96-97 F and Y bodies use a unique PCM that is an evolution of the 94-95 ECM but requires unique tools.  They are primarily tuned by reflash over the OBD2 diagnostic port, NOT by programming and replacing chips.  (Although this is theoretically possible)  They have both MAF and MAP sensors which are both used […]
Categories: GM - setups
Introduction The 94-95 F and Y bodies are a dramatically different breed of PCM compared to earlier models used by GM.  They are primarily tuned by reflash using the ALDL protocol over the diagnostic port, NOT by programming and replacing chips.  (Although this is possible – they feature two 28F512 PLCC EPROMs)  They speak ALDL […]
Categories: Ford - setups
Introduction The Fox Body Mustang switched to using a Mass Air Flow meter to measure airflow in 1989.  Uses TFI distributor, sequential injection for up to 8 injectors, MAF air metering.  This EEC-IV system became the blueprint for future Ford systems (EECV and beyond) for years to come.  Initially hindered by a lack of datalogging […]
Categories: GM - setups
Introduction The 86 throttle body injection (TBI) system was the beginning of GM’s transition from carburetors to fuel injection.  This is the first of the “classic” speed-density computers which featured a MAP sensor for airflow metering.  This fundamental airflow model was used largely unaltered in later designs.  P3 generation ECM, 160 baud ALDL communication, 24 […]
Categories: GM - setups
Introduction The 91-93 Syclone trucks and Typhoon SUVs were a unique low-production vehicle that featured a powerful turbocharged 4.3L V6 engine.  They use the 1227749 ECM, which is most similar to the 1227730 used in the 90-92 TPI V8s.  These vehicles were equipped with a 2 bar MAP sensor from the factory along with hardware […]
Categories: GM - setups
Introduction The 86-89 F and Y bodies were among the first EFI computers used by GM that featured a Mass Air Flow sensor (MAF) for air metering.  P4 generation ECM, 160 or 8192 baud ALDL communication (depends on code mask), “memcal” with 27C128 EPROM.  Many of these ECMs feature a cold-start injector.  They can drive […]
Categories: GM - setups
Introduction The 90-92 Firebird and Camaro were the first of the P4 generation computers which featured a MAP sensor and speed-density for airflow metering.  These fundamental airflow models were used largely unaltered in later designs.  P4 generation ECM, 8192 baud ALDL communication, “memcal” with 27C256 EPROM. Hardware Required for Tuning G1 Chip adapter and C2 27SF512 chip […]
Categories: GM, Troubleshooting
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Introduction The check sum routine is a piece of the ECU code that checks to make sure the program is valid.  When you use the “Save” or “Save As…” commands in TunerPro, TunerPro updates the checksum automatically.  This is why this is not a concern when burning chips – the checksum is updated when you […]
Categories: Troubleshooting
We get asked, “How long will the battery on the QuarterHorse last?” Unfortunately, we can’t give you a straight answer to this.  It’s not because we’re trying to be difficult – it’s because there are a LOT of variables. Some things that impact battery life: How much the QH sits vs. the car runs.  The […]
Categories: General Info
About When started, virtually all of our customers were people buying the tools we made for themselves and their own car.  All of our products were shipped blank and tunes were loaded on them by the purchaser. Since then, things have changed.  There are nore shops and tuners out there that are using our […]
Categories: Ford
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Fairly regularly we get asked something along the lines of, “I had my car tuned by Joe Bob at Fast Bob’s Racing and he used a ___________ (not ours) chip.  I want to make a few changes to the tune myself.  What do I need to do it?” Here is the answer: We do NOT officially […]
Categories: Nissan
About The Nemu+Nismotronic Tuning Package is a complete, single-vehicle solution. High-speed datalogging, emulation, onboard storage, and advanced custom ROM options: these features are available nowhere else! All the necessary ingredients for a complete turnkey tuning package are included: NEMU Emulation and Datalogging Hardware: Installs entirely within ECU, uses a single USB connection for logging and […]
Categories: General, GM, Nissan
Introduction The SocketBooster 1.0 exists to provide active conditioning for signals from our Ostrich2.0 and ChipExtender products.  In some circumstances, the logic levels generated by these devices do not meet the specifications of the target device you are trying to use them in.  The SocketBooster remedies this issue by essentially amplifying and conditioning the signal. […]
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Introduction Creating definitions for datalogging with the QH is a complicated, involved process.   Regardless of which software is being used, there is a common core set of tasks that need to be done to allow meaningful real-world data to get spit out. Overview Before I get into the specifics, it probably helps to understand […]
Categories: GM, Troubleshooting
Introduction The AutoPROM is a complex device and it can be confusing to get up and running.  This guide is intended to get you to the point where you are connecting to a vehicle and able to use its functions.  Before continuing with this guide, make sure you have the computer that you wish to […]
This article provides a full overview of options and procedures for Ford-based tuning solutions. Everything is discussed, including year/model coverage, hardware compatibility, software licensing, cost breakdown, and tuning strategies. Read through this evolving article if you’re interested in Ford EEC tuning.
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Requirements There are two products that we sell that can read the program in a factory ECM: BURN1/BURN2 with a F2A and F2E – This setup can be used to read ECMs on the bench.  ECM does not need to be powered. QuarterHorse – This setup requires the ECM to be powered either by a […]
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This page is being created so we have a place to keep track of all the people who are using our gear for various applications.  If you would like to be added or removed from here, please email or leave a comment.  Hit control-F to find keywords on this page as eventually we hope […]
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Introduction Ever wish your favorite Moates emulator would work with your favorite ROM editor software that doesn’t have native support for our products?  EmUtility (from the author of TunerPro) allows you to use Moates emulators with any software that can spit out a binary (bin) or hexadecimal (hex) format file.  It supports the Ostrich1, Ostrich2, […]
Categories: Emulators, Honda
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Introduction / Identification The Demon (or original Demon, Demon 1) pictured above  is the first of our integrated devices aimed at Honda/Acura-friendly P28/P30/P72 OBD1 ECUs. Flawless realtime emulation, embedded datalogging, auxiliary ports, 16x calibration storage and encryption.   The Demon is designed to fit inside both USDM and JDM ECUs including those with knock boards.   The Demon […]
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Ostrich Here’s how you install the Ostrich:  (Much of this will apply to the Ostrich 2 as well but pictures will be different.) 1) Get on the website here in the ‘software and drivers’ section and download and unzip the ‘USB Drivers’ file. Remember where you put it. 2) Plug the Ostrich into the USB […]
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Hulog/Hondalog Installation of Honda-Based USB Datalogging Tools There are two tools available for datalogging on Honda ECUs from and they include the HULOG and the HondaLog. HULOG: The HULOG comes in a plastic enclosure and ONLY requires a pin swap if it is an older unit. All the new units come with 1:1 connector […]
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The ‘G3’ Switching Adapter (also: Using the ‘EX’ with the G3) Note: This product was updated in 2015.  The original documentation (which still applies) follows with a discussion of differences between the original and current hardware. For placing several different binaries on a single chip for GM applications, the G3 adapter is the hot ticket. […]
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HDR1 Instructions for using the ‘HDR1’ Memory Header The HDR1 memory adapter is primarily designed to download the existing code from a stock Memcal. It can be used for other things as well. For instance, if you want to use a UV eraser on your stock Memcal and then reprogram it without tearing stuff up, […]
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G2 G2 TBI-Style 2732-to-29C256 Adapter Installation Instructions:Here is a pictorial depiction of a G2 installation in a TBI-style ECM. It shows the following: 1) Disassembly and removal of stock socket body. – Take note of the ‘stock’ 2732A chip orientation. Your 2732A chip will probably be in a little plastic holder. – Try and overcome […]
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When you set up a Roadrunner in a vehicle, you will often need to force a ‘hard reset’ of the Roadrunner PCM. This is particularly true if you are using a custom OS or changing OS type. For using EFI Live, perform the following: Open up the software, and get the EFI Live Roadrunner Control […]
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The following is something which can be applied to anyone trying to troubleshoot a BURN1, BURN2, or APU1 with respect to chip programming. It is also useful to get the USB device drivers correctly configured. It is unlikely that your chip or burner has failed, such events are actually quite rare. All devices are fully […]
Introduction Before you read this, you should already have read the articles on Injector Theory and Speed-Density.  This article will not make much sense without the background information in those articles. First, vocabulary: ECM, ECU, Engine computer : used interchangeably to mean the computer operating the fuel injectors and running the engine RPM : Revolutions […]
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Good news: Our hardware (Quarterhorse, F3, F8, F2A+F2E) works great on diesel trucks Old Bad news: As of this time (2-25-10) there are NO PUBLIC DEFINITION FILES for software that supports our hardware. (TunerPro RT, EEC Editor, Binary Editor) New Better news: (2-13-13)  The Minotaur software available from Power Hungry Performance will spit out bin […]
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Good Choices (simple) You have three choices for tuning forced induction on a TPI ECM (i.e. 7730). Not REALLY a good option, but a simple one: use stock code, hack it around to be ok at WOT by power enrichment tables.  This is ugly and only has a possibility of working for low boost setups.   […]
Categories: All Articles, ECU Chipping, Nissan
Versions This is the documentation for the Nissan Boards.  At this point, there are only one version of the boards, 1.1nm  As future revisions to the board are produced, this page will be updated. Applications These boards are designed for S13 and B13 applications.  They will NOT work with S14a ECUs that have a 20×2 […]
94 and 95 were also kind of odd years for GM computers as they transitioned toward OBD2. There are several groups of ECMs. 94-95 LT1,LT4,LTx: These can be tuned via TunerCATS ( link ) with the $EE definition and an ALDU1+CABL1 (94 – square ALDL style connector) or ALDU1+CABL2 (95 “D” shape OBD2 connector).  These […]
(eventually this page will have more information) Basics When we talk about “OBD1” GM vehicles, we mean vehicles made from (approximately) 1986 to 1995.  These cars used several different types of engine controller – some have one injector for each cylinder (Tuned Port Injection, or TPI along with the LTx motors) while some have fewer […]
“I have a Ford.  What do I need to tune my car?” is an email we frequently receive.  Hopefully this page will provide some answers. We also often get asked, “Can I use your product to let me put _______ on my engine?” The answer to this is very simple: our products let you tune […] F.A.Q Last updated 2-03-06   GM tuning Frequently asked questions You can use the ALDU1 and CABL2 together for both datalogging and reprogramming. Just get you a free trial version of TTS DataMaster and then get you a copy of TunerCat with the proper definition. Do I need an adapter to get the chip […]
FTDI provide a utility called “FTCLEAN” that forcibly removes drivers from your computer.  WARNING: THIS WILL BREAK ALL DEVICES THAT USE FTDI DRIVERS, NOT JUST MOATES HARDWARE. Do not attempt this procedure unless reloading the drivers has failed to restore your devices to full functionality.  You should not be thinking about doing this unless you […]
About Moates USB Products Almost all products have a USB interface to connect to a computer. (ALDU1, HULOG, Hondalog, BURN1/2, Ostrich 1/2, Roadrunner, Quarterhorse, Jaybird) Fortunately, all products with a USB interface use the same USB support chip so they can all use the same drivers. This makes it easy for you – […]
USB Drivers are needed for almost all products.  You only need one driver package for ALL Moates USB products.  One for all and all for one?  🙂 As a rule of thumb, the WHQL drivers which will be downloaded automatically will work fine.  However, it is recommended that you use the drivers from our site with […]
A Word of Warning This article was accurate as of the time it was written (2009) but things may have changed.  At, we rely on information from our users about what works and what doesn’t work.  Please investigate on and elsewhere to confirm the information you find here!  Things may have changed and […]
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Overview The G1 is an adapter that allows a chip or emulator to be plugged into OBD1 memcal based GM PCMs. The GP1 kit is a G1 chip adapter and two 27SF512 flash chips packaged together at a lower price. Compatibility The G1 is compatible with the following vehicles: 1986-1993 TPI & LT1 94-95 TBI […]
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Overview The Jaybird is a USB based device used ONLY for loading tunes onto F3 adapters.  It is designed to be the simplest and cheapest solution for programming J3 style Ford chips.  It cannot program other chips. The Jaybird CANNOT READ STOCK ECMs!!! If you require this functionality, you need to get BURN2+F2A+F2E instead. Software […]
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Overview The F3 is a simple chip for EEC-based Ford ECUs allowing the stock program to be replaced with a tune of your choice. To install, simply clean contacts of the EEC connector with carb cleaner and a mild abrasive such as scotchbrite or 220+ grit sandpaper, and slide the module on. It is critical […]
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Overview The Honda chip kit contains all the components necessary to put a chip in your OBD I Honda ECU. There are two varieties of this kit, the USDM and JDM versions. JDM ECUs are smaller square ECUs that require surface mount components. The USDM ECUs are rectangular and use standard thru-hole components. This kit […]
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Overview The HuLog, HondaLog, and Xtreme HuLog are USB datalogging adapters that are used to datalog Honda ECUs. Functionally the devices are identical, however the HuLog/Xtreme HuLog come in ABS plastic enclosures for protection. Also, the Xtreme HuLog will retain its COM port assignment regardless of what USB port is used. Tips and Tricks To […]
Many Nissans can use our tools to reprogram their factory ECUs. Types of Nissan Computer Trivially chippable Nissans fall into several categories: 28 Pin EPROM (VG30DETT 300ZX Twin turbo, KA24E 240SX, RB26DETT R32 Skyline GTR, …) – If you see a 28 pin EPROM inside the ECU, this is your application.  Ostrich 2.0 works in […]
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The RoadRunner is the only available full blown emulator for LS1 PCMs – unlike other “emulation” software, the entire contents of the flash is emulated Real-Time, not just certain maps.  It can also be used as a general purpose emulator in custom applications (Bosch Motronic, BMW, Miata, Nissan, …)  It is designed for PSOP44 chips […]
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eCtune is a ROM Editor available for Hondas. It is written by Calvin Baank and has an exhaustive list of features. eCtune has very structured licensing. It is important to note that most eCtune tunes will only work when run off the Ostrich or Demon. This means a separate Ostrich must be present in each […]
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The Autoprom was the first Moates device. It is a combination Emulator, Chip Burner and Datalogger. Today you can buy these devices separately, however this package eliminates the need for 3 separate units. Compatibility As of writing this article, the only software known to be fully compatible with the Autoprom is TunerPro RT.  TunerCat OBD1 […]
Tuner Pro is a piece of software written by Mark Mansur that is compatible with a great number of vehicles and ECUs. Download TunerPro here Originally written to modify GM and Ford binaries, the uniqueness of TunerPro is its ability to have Definitions. While this adds a slight layer of complexity to the end user, […]
Honda ECUs have a Diagnostic Generation, Model and a Board Revision. The diagnostic generations are OBD 0, OBD I, and OBD II. Examples of the model are  P28, P72, etc. The board revisions are 1980, 11F0, and 1720. Diagnostic Generation (OBD 0, OBD I, OBD IIa/b) From top to bottom: Knowing the generation of your […]
About Firmware Updates and a Warning Periodically we release new firmware for our products. We generally recommend AGAINST updating firmware unless you have a very specific reason for doing so, as there is always the chance something will go wrong during an update leaving the device bricked in a state where it has to be sent […]
Summary Only certain Hondas can be tuned using our hardware. In short, these are any vehicles that run a B, D, H, or F (Accord) series engine with a distributor and can run an OBD I ECU. Whether they accept these ECUs natively or via an OBD II to OBD I or OBD0 to OBD […]
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The release of the Ostrich 2.0 was the marking point for the next generation of Moates products. Along with a 75% size reduction, the Ostrich 2.0 also boasts many firmware advances. The Ostrich 2.0 connects to the host computer with a baud rate of 921,600bps, which is the fastest bit rate supported by standard RS-232. […]
The 2Timer is a great tool used by anyone who needs multiple fuel maps one one chip. Good examples are those who run Nitrous, or typically run two different types of fuel. (I.E. Race Gas map vs. Pump Gas map) Creating a BIN for the 2Timer We get this question a lot, so we have […]
About the QuarterHorse The QuarterHorse delivers in unparalleled fashion. It plugs into the J3 port like a chip, but can do much more. The QH hardware is compatible with all EEC-IV and EEC-V ECMs through 2004 equipped with a J3 port, allowing realtime tuning AND datalogging while the vehicle is operating.  In order to realize the capabilities […]
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The Burn2 has the same features as the Burn1, only smaller and more compact. The Burn2 is a revolutionary device that was designed with the automotive enthusiast in mind. it supports chips used in our products aimed at ECUs/ECMs from the late 80s and early 90s. The BURN2 can: WRITE SST 27SF512, ATMEL AT29C256 and […]
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The Burn1 is a revolutionary device that was designed with the automotive enthusiast in mind. it supports chips used in our products aimed at ECUs/ECMs from the late 80s and early 90s. The BURN1 can: WRITE SST 27SF512, ATMEL AT29C256 and 29F040 chips. READ but NOT WRITE 2732A, 27C128, 27C256 chips (and most other 24/28 […]

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