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      09-02-2010, 10:17 PM   #1
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Akrapovich exhaust has cell deletor is that just a chip? Second question can you buy the chip separatly and run different catless system?
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Kind of. It piggybacks off of your OBD2 port. Check the Akra website on their install guide, it has a guide on how the Delete-R works. It works on any catless system.
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      09-03-2010, 08:31 AM   #3
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Will the CEL deleter void the warranty?
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Akrapovich exhaust has cell deletor is that just a chip? Second question can you buy the chip separatly and run different catless system?
Yes you can buy it separately, I was considering doing this until I realized it's a totally pointless piece of equipment. All it does is constantly clear the codes to the ECU (essentially just turns of the light on the dash). There is no need to actually turn the light off unless it annoys you. I guess there is a benefit if you live in a state where there is no emission testing as you don't have to tune your ECU to get rid of the light. However you won't know if there's something else wrong with the car. If you live in a state with emissions inspections you will fail a "readiness" test since all the sensors are constantly being cleared.
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Yes you can buy it separately, I was considering doing this until I realized it's a totally pointless piece of equipment. All it does is constantly clear the codes to the ECU (essentially just turns of the light on the dash). There is no need to actually turn the light off unless it annoys you. I guess there is a benefit if you live in a state where there is no emission testing as you don't have to tune your ECU to get rid of the light. However you won't know if there's something else wrong with the car. If you live in a state with emissions inspections you will fail a "readiness" test since all the sensors are constantly being cleared.
It only clears the increased emissions check engine light. So you will know if something is wrong with your car.
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It only clears the increased emissions check engine light. So you will know if something is wrong with your car.
I didn't know that. Either way you'll fail an emissions inspection in CA with it.
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It only clears the increased emissions check engine light. So you will know if something is wrong with your car.
Correct - a clear CEL commend is sent every 10 minutes, I have one of these in stock.
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