chips and engine failure

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  1. havnfun322000

    havnfun322000 New Member

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    Does anyone know if a performance chip (diablo) can cause engine failure in a 2001 Cobra that's naturally aspirated, no forced induction, and no internal engine mods. I bought the chip to calibrate my speedo and fix the check engine light. Of all the chip manufacturers I've spoken to, none say it could have been the chip. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Why would you need a chip to shut off the CEL? Was that because you had an off-road mid-pipe that caused the CEL in the first place? What else does this Diablo chip do besides calibrate the speedo? Are you sure it doesn't affect your engines timing or fuel delivery?

    A bad tune can damage a N/A motor just like it can a FI motor.

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    A chip can cause damage if the guy who wrote the program was an idiot.
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