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Old 16 April 2018, 12:56 PM   #1  
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Hi guys,

just bought a japan import scooby wagon running yellow injectors, tdo5 turbo, straight through exhaust, wahlbro fuel pump, big front mount intercooler, equal length headers etc. When I collected it i was told it was 350bhp (don't know how true that is) on a Z4 ecu but the ecu had been removed due to being faulty and a standard ecu was fitted so it still drives. It's running very rich currently and only boosts 0.6 bar of boost.

as I'm new to the Subaru scene I was just wondering what ecu people would recommend to buy? Or could I chip the current ecu?

Thank you in advance.
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ESL with a custom map
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Will the ESL work with any ecu? Or are they a replacement motherboard?
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92-98
It's a daughterboard that gives you control of the mapping and retains the oem system.
Fits inside your ecu.
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Hi guys,

just bought a japan import scooby wagon running yellow injectors, tdo5 turbo, straight through exhaust, wahlbro fuel pump, big front mount intercooler, equal length headers etc. When I collected it i was told it was 350bhp (don't know how true that is) on a Z4 ecu but the ecu had been removed due to being faulty and a standard ecu was fitted so it still drives. It's running very rich currently and only boosts 0.6 bar of boost.

as I'm new to the Subaru scene I was just wondering what ecu people would recommend to buy? Or could I chip the current ecu?

Thank you in advance.
it wouldnt of been 350 bhp on a Z4 typical sales pish , what "standard" ECU is it running now ?
0.6 is actuator pressure so either some plumbing is done wrong or there is more at fault.
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92-98
It's a daughterboard that gives you control of the mapping and retains the oem system.
Fits inside your ecu.
so does it plug into the standard ecu motherboard or is it a completely new board?

Sorry for all all the questions.
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Yes plugs in or in some it's soldered.
If you go onto the website all the pdf's are there with instructions on fitting and user manual if you fancy diy mapping
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Yes plugs in or in some it's soldered.
If you go onto the website all the pdf's are there with instructions on fitting and user manual if you fancy diy mapping
As mine is a 1994 model would I be able to get the motorsport upgrade as it only lists 97/98 on their website?
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You have an old ESL board in there already, Non mappable tho.

A new v2.0 board would replace your existing esl board and is mappable

no motorsport on the pre 97 models

Looks like you have a later spec ECU there tho as that looks like a 97 > esl board
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where can you buy a V2.0 board from as I have the 1994 and want to map it?
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You have an old ESL board in there already, Non mappable tho.

A new v2.0 board would replace your existing esl board and is mappable

no motorsport on the pre 97 models

Looks like you have a later spec ECU there tho as that looks like a 97 > esl board
The ecu above isn't mine.
could I buy a later ecu and get buy the daughter board with the motorsport extra and fit it to my 94 Subaru or are they not interchangeable?
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Buy direct from ESL or a mapper.
The board in the pic above is 97/98 and is mappable.
The 97/98 ecu is 3 plug and your 94 is 4 plug.
Not interchangeable and no motorsport pack available for the 92-96 early 4 plug ecu.
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Link G4+ would be my choice, best support around, heavily featured and not expensive when you factor in what it'll do that an ESL won't.
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Interesting Martyn.
Can you run avcs on the G4+ on a GC8?
What else can it do that ESL doesn't?
Is the knock control as good as oem?
Does the Link G4+ use it's own sensors?
Genuainly interested as I might go avcs and unfortunately ESL doesn't support this.
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