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Old 18-02-2009, 12:11 AM
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Ok experts...

Looking at going down this road, in order to give the 99-00 AFM the flick, finally . I've had it up to my neck with this thing & I'm not gonna fork out any more $$$ for another.

Searched for the product known as the MAP-ECU on here with no result, surprisingly. Link here. NZ based company, all-up cost for MAP-ECU (version 1) kit is US$399 + shipping from NZ.

Actually looking at this unit for my son's Mk3 Supra 7MGTE, where according to a couple of Supra forums, they are getting terrific feedback. (Mk3 AFM's are nearly as bad as the 99-00 WRX for unreliability).

Subaru isn't mentioned on the website above, but an email to them came back with: "Thank you for your interest in MAP-ECU. The MAP-ECU and MAP-ECU2 are universal and will work in Subaru's. We can provide a wiring diagram if you proceed with a purchase."

Input peoples? Has anyone on here had one installed? I will probably go ahead & get one for the Supe as cheaper alternatives just aint around.... it just concerned me that (apparently) no-one here has used one on their Subi .

BTW, I'm not looking for performance gains (unless that is an unavoidable "side-effect" haha), I just wanna lose the AFM. Car is stock except for 3" TBE.
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Old 18-02-2009, 08:32 AM
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Sucks that you have to pay US dollars for a NZ product.......Buy it, try it, then become the Aus distributor.
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:18 PM
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Thought I'd bump this for any more opinions or info. As mentioned previously, I'm not looking for 500+ Kwatw; my sole motive is to delete the #&%&#! infamous 99-00 AFM.

In addition to q's in my 1st post, would anyone have an idea if this unit would need tuning and if so, what $$$ ? Who would even know how to do it, assuming it don't "self" tune out of the box once installed?

Also, looking at the unit & the specs, would this be a piggy-back or replacement ECU?

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Old 02-07-2009, 02:23 PM
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looking at the unit i'd say it was a replacement.

if all you wanna do is get rid of shitty afm, there are more options out there...

power fc runs well with a Z32 afm....

or i've heard that Link ecu's are map based

but all replacement/piggy ecu's will need tuning specific to the car and what it is running etc....
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Power Fc can run pretty much any AFM with the correct mapping applied.

Z32 AFM is around $500 + power fx @ $1300..... + Dyno $$

But it's known to work...unlike the unit you are looking at.

I doubt any of the tuners in Perth would want to touch it.....due to the risk of the engine going boom. I wouldn't want my car to be the first Subaru test mule!
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Z32 AFM's should sell for $280 to $320 last time I checked. Coventys, eBay.......

Edit: USED 80mm --> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NISSA...Q5fAccessories
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:04 PM
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The sensor element only?

you need the tube too.
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