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This is a discussion on To answer the age old question.. can a Subaru tech tell if you reflash the stock map? within the Tuning: Electronic Engine Management forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I don't know what kind of 'operating system' the ECU is running, but a time stamp is something that should ...

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    Registered User MagnumXL's Avatar
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    I don't know what kind of 'operating system' the ECU is running, but a time stamp is something that should be able to be changed in most cases. Cobb should be altering the time stamp on the file when they restore the old one so that it matches the original. This would eliminate the issue for people using the Cobb AP in all cases, then, going by this information.

    You can call it fraud, if you want, but what do you call denying warranty work arbitrarily based on a mod that quite probably had nothing to do with it? That's not honest either. I've seen reports of dealers denying engine warranty work based on a non-stock stereo for goodness sake (which has absolutely NOTHING to do with anything). The broken spoiler bit above is another good example. Most of these dealers tell you what you want to hear when everything is running well or you're about to buy the car (oh yeah, we are mod friendly) UNTIL you actually have a warranty claim. Then something as ridiculous as a sticker on the car means you must abuse your car....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    The idea would be therefore that the spare ECU is used for flashing, the original ECU is mothballed.

    EDIT: Provided the newer cars still store odometer data in the cluster itself and not the ECU.
    Don't forget about the immobilizer, don't know if someone wants to go through the trouble of programming your and keys each time you switch, which can only be done at a dealer unless you have the software and hardware to do it yourself.

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