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ECU Failure (archive)

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Posted by Garry Russell on August 25, 1999 at 23:17:23:

In Reply to: Anyone have any info on Programa? posted by Brian K on August 24, 1999 at 11:29:56:

Age and heat can cause the ecu to fail. A local newspaper her in Austin(TX) ran a story a few days ago about temp inside a car and on the dash. They put a skillet on a black dash and put bacon and eggs in the skillet. They recorded 160 degrees and even melted a plastic thermometer. The black dashes in the E28 are an oven here in the summer and that is why most crack big time. Use a good windshield screen or even a white towel laid on the dash and you can protect those expensive electronis hidden in the "oven".

84 533i with a new dash cover soon

: I need to get a new ECU for my 535i. The dealer wants $730 for a Bosch rebuilt one. I can get one rebuilt by Programa with a 3 year warranty for $404. Junkyard ones seem to be about $250. Given all of these numbers, the Programa rebuild sounds like the way to go.

: Anyone ever used them? Anyone else have any problems with their ECU?

: Thanks!

: Brian

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