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It's not your driving habits.. (archive)

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Posted by Jim Conforti on April 30, 2000 at 19:54:37:

In Reply to: adaption question for Jim C.? posted by Lester on April 30, 2000 at 19:02:10:

It's mainly the environment

(also engine wear, leaks/etc)

Adaption is fairly quick.. it deals with
changing air pressure, temperature, etc.

All it's trying to do is keep your car clean.

The *side effect* is changes in power.

The reason no one "noticed" this before OBD-II
is that the very act of "changing the chip" caused
you to unplug the brain from the car.

In the OLD cars (OBD-I) you cleared the adaption
by doing so.. then you ran the car on the dyno
almost immediately.

The only way for people to really understand this
is to SEE it first hand. When we have dyno
sessions, we don't close them to the public.

Many people have come, watched, asked questions,
got answers, ate food, and drank blue GatorAde
with us.

Last big one was in Sacramento CA last summer.

Next time we're in your area, come on by!

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