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    Sooo I was exploring multiple options for the repair of this S300 / ECU. One of them was starting a post on Hondata forum to see how to proceed. The admin suggested I use the submit feedback option in SManager with the car on which I did. That resulted in an email from hondata which resulted in them opening an RMA case. I shipped the ECU off to California today. If I'm lucky this repair will only cost me the $80USD for shipping. If I'm very unlucky the ECU and S300 is toast and I need a new one for $700USD. Either way I don't expect to see it for probably 5 months. I dunno. We will see.

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      Fingers crossed it’s just the 80 shipped.
      ~Nick~
      FSAE (F Series Accord Enthusiasts) ..."A dying breed thats taking it to the next level" Lucky #13
      MR Thread:http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthre...ight=Grumpys93

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        Fingers Crossed indeed!! At least some kind of resolution is underway!
        http://www.hondanews.com/releases/19...d-introduction

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          Well for those wondering. Hondata wrote back and said the ECU was in fine shape. Noted I was using old software and a corrupt file, which caused my issues.
          And.... none of that makes sense to me. I know it's recommended to not use the download feature in S300 as it can cause corrupt files. But I simply had no upload button on the ECU. Fully uninstalled and reinstalled the software, tried a new calibration, and still no upload button. I did write Hondata and they said to give it a shot when it gets back to me. Soooo good news I guess. But I do feel kind of stupid for being a newbie on this. Buddy in the email was asking me if I had the key to the 'ON' position : \

          So we'll see what happens when I get it back. If I remember I'll record it.

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            This is actually good news. Not necessarily ideal, but better than a toasted ECU.
            http://www.hondanews.com/releases/19...d-introduction

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              That is good news!
              ~Nick~
              FSAE (F Series Accord Enthusiasts) ..."A dying breed thats taking it to the next level" Lucky #13
              MR Thread:http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthre...ight=Grumpys93

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                Sooooo, the ECU has returned. Popped it in, loaded the tune, car started like it was nothing. *shrugs*. Obvious a corrupt tune or corrupt software..... I dunno. From what I read / seen, don't download from the ECU as it can result in corrupt tunes. But my issue was that I didn't have the upload button avail. Anywho.... , took Sally for a quick drive around the block. (no insurance on her atm) The timing belt noise is still questionable but F that, I'm not doing it again and plus this time there's only the compression stroke tightness on the belt. + I can't remember what it use to sound like. Glad to have Sally back!

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                  *praise hands emoji* Wow I’m glad it worked this time. Can’t wait until it’s officially back to prowling the streets.
                  http://www.hondanews.com/releases/19...d-introduction

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                    Originally posted by SSMAccord View Post
                    *praise hands emoji* Wow I’m glad it worked this time. Can’t wait until it’s officially back to prowling the streets.
                    Yep. & i feel like working on it again. :P

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                      That's interesting, When I datalog which I do every time I drive, I always download from the ecu and I haven't had any issues. Glad the issue is resolved!
                      ~Nick~
                      FSAE (F Series Accord Enthusiasts) ..."A dying breed thats taking it to the next level" Lucky #13
                      MR Thread:http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthre...ight=Grumpys93

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                        Originally posted by Grumpys93 View Post
                        That's interesting, When I datalog which I do every time I drive, I always download from the ecu and I haven't had any issues. Glad the issue is resolved!
                        This is what I was doing too. But ya, don't do that. Hondata advised I had a corrupt file and corrupt software but wouldn't comment on how it happened. After researching for weeks many tuners online say constant downloading of the tune from the ECU can lead to corruption. The worst part is that it will affect your tune in crazy ways especially if you are modifying tables, etc. Then you have a corrupt file and if no backup then you're car is messed up. Always save tune when done. And open & upload on a new day.

                        2:00 mark of this video.



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