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TDI Power Enhancements Discussions about increasing the power of your TDI engine. i.e. chips, injectors, powerboxes, clutches, etc. Handling, suspensions, wheels, type discussion should be put into the "Upgrades (non TDI Engine related)" forum. Non TDI vehicle related postings will be moved or removed. Please note the Performance Disclaimer.

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Old February 28th, 2007, 09:52   #1
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Default cheap flash tuner solution

im not talking about the chip, but the tool to flash ecus. what is the cheapest most reliable one out there. i know kerma had trouble with the cheap one off ebay.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 13:19   #2
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The ebay ones seem to work for some but not others. I don't know of another cheap flasher like that though.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 16:28   #3
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There is no good cheap solutions for a flash tool. For your own and your customers part you should choose a tool that works flawlessly - these systems are not cheap, but you will be safe :-)
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Old March 1st, 2007, 16:40   #4
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i dont have any customers. im ganna order the aligator kit and i dont feel like pulling out the ecu. looks like i wont have a choice
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Old March 1st, 2007, 16:46   #5
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DIY flash is not a good idea -those cheap ebay **** system gives to much trouble and many wrecked ecus'. It will be cheaper for you to get a real tuner to flash new software - at least you will not be needing a new ecu or a repair after a good tuner has done his work....
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Old March 1st, 2007, 20:03   #6
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they will have the aligator downloader soon
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Old March 1st, 2007, 20:08   #7
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The down loader kerma has works great for the alh's. No need to remove ecu or chip.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 20:35   #8
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I went to an O.CT dealer and they flashed my car. No ecu removal!
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Old March 1st, 2007, 21:19   #9
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The down loader kerma has works great for the alh's. No need to remove ecu or chip.
How's your Aligator tune? Did you ever get to the dyno?
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Old March 1st, 2007, 21:25   #10
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a new aligator kit is comming out??? with a flash loader?
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Old March 1st, 2007, 22:13   #11
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a new aligator kit is comming out??? with a flash loader?
That's what Kerma sells.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 22:18   #12
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i thought it was kermas flash loader that he mails people and that u have to mail back to him. i live in canada and i dont wanna get charged customs for the loader that wont even be mine. and i dont want kerma to have to pay customs when he gets it back. trust me i deal ALOT on the internet. and lost packages happen once in a while. canada post lost 2 of my packages this year alone. (800$ in the whole)
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i thought it was kermas flash loader that he mails people and that u have to mail back to him.
My understanding is that you pay for it and its yours forever.
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i thought it was kermas flash loader that he mails people and that u have to mail back to him. i live in canada and i dont wanna get charged customs for the loader that wont even be mine. and i dont want kerma to have to pay customs when he gets it back. trust me i deal ALOT on the internet. and lost packages happen once in a while. canada post lost 2 of my packages this year alone. (800$ in the whole)
you will be able to get it from diesel inside which is in canada
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Old March 1st, 2007, 22:27   #15
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damnnnnnn and its only 250$, i hope i get to keep it. i dont understand why kerma isnt advertising this.
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