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I saw some traffic on setsail98's issue with getting the Jet stage 1 chip wet. I received my chip a couple days ago, and am pleased. However, we had clear a forecast and I'm off on Presidents Day, so I figured I'd throw it in Friday night and worry about covering it on Monday. Upon my travels today, my forgetful mind decided to run thru the car wash before a fourty mile trip. As we're in the auto stall and water flying, one of my sons said "rev it up Dad" (they like the new dynomax). I thought, Dear Lord, what have I done........the chip! Well, I left the stall and hit the interstate....I lost cruise control after about a mile. Then as I pulled into the garage, I got a service engine light. I pulled the chip out and it looked like Niagra Falls pouring out. Again, I procracstinated and brain farted.......COVER YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLING THIS CHIP! The directions won't warn you either. I'll call Jet in the AM.....Bummer. Big props to you Setsail, for throwing this out, you tried to warn us.
 

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Re: Heed warning from setsail98 on Jet 1 install

Ahhhhhhh man! Sorry Beebejeep HOWEVER, I did not want to add this to a warning because I hoped people would accept the warning as is but since you are in a rut......... Here goes:

Dry the chip
"Air" is FINE (fan)
Heat OR A/C is not!(vents on floor etc)
Putting it quite near a dehumidifier is quite KEWL

Now, I would personaly only give this a three day chance.......
Try again....
Then call JET and tell 'em what happened if still bad.
 

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You're the Man! All that I thought about while trapped in the automatic water fall of performance death......was "That guy on the internet warned me, and I procrastinated.......I'm an idiot!" I'll never stray from your words again. Thanks, I'll try drying it. I didn't even get a chance to register it with Jet yet. I'm still waiting on the intake, but I noticed at least a 3mpg increase thus far! I'm sure pouring the coals to it will pull the tank dry quicker than ever, but for modest driving it will save at the pump. Now, I just need to teach my wife about other throttle positions between 0 and floor.
 

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Beeb, You bought a real bitch.
This JET will perform for you and your family well.
That said, treat her right.
My Motto:
ONLY dry once..........!
And last, do not forgive as you spent Mega- Bucks......
on ........her!
 

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Wow, thats looks like a great install to cover the ECU. I didn't go with the jetchip but with the hyperpac which actually you can reprogram the computer to the mode you want and its done. So far I like it and they send you updates via a flash chip to update it if it needs to be.
 

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Re: Heed warning from setsail98 on Jet 1 install

I finished the water cover today. I used some of the casing from an in-op DVD plaver in the attic. After some cutting, grinding, pop rivits, and paint.....it's ready to go. Unfortunately, my digital camera isn't........If it ain't one thing it's another! I'll shop for a new one at lunch tomorrow. The intake should be in tomorrow as well. I'll post all. Thanks for the "chip tips" Setsail. I positioned it behind my computer power supply fan for the past 24.....works like a champ.
 

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PORK..........
Stock is cool. No problems!
Again, I will say...........
Where the firewall and the cowl meet......
It, during an average rain, drops water right at the Jet chip plug.
The stock covering vice the Jet connection is VERY different!
 

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Re: Heed warning from setsail98 on Jet 1 install

Oh yes........
My final cover
dipping 5 - 8 degrees is made of stainless steel
Here are my sizes..........
8.5 X5.5
A 3,5 W lip
by 4. depth
Need more?
 

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Re: Heed warning from setsail98 on Jet 1 install

Ordered my Chip the other day. Now I will go find some stainless and see if I can get a shield like your made. Think I will hold off on the install until I can get a shield made.
 

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setsail98 said:
Oh yes........
My final cover
dipping 5 - 8 degrees is made of stainless steel
Here are my sizes..........
8.5 X5.5
A 3,5 W lip
by 4. depth
Need more?
I'm just not understanding this.... Maybe it is because I dont know what the Jet Chip involves> is it a plug in series type thing not intended for exterior applications? or do you open the case and replace a chip itself? I also dont understand how a manufacturer doesnt sell a weatherproof setup. Also, did any of you use dielectric grease on the connectors?

The few cars I have chipped always had teh ECU in the passenger compartment, usually in the passenger side foot/kick well.

I dont think I will chip my commander, at least not untill I do something else like add turbos or a supercharger, Or if I did a throttlebody/fuel injector upgrade. I think I will just stick to intake and exhaust mods for now.
 

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The ECU in the XK is on the fender wall on the passenger side. I would prefer an inside type myself. The chip is a plug in module on the exterior. Then the original plug plugs into the chip.They do not recommend tape or dielectric. They only recommend a cover. The chip will give you better MPGs. Chips are expensive but you normally get what you pay for.......... I bought a $20.00 chip once and....... I must admit, they took my twenty and sold me a joke. I suggest joining Autoanything.com and they will send you 10% off coupons.

Here is the site that tells all about it:

http://www.jetchip.com/products.asp?pid=21696&make=32&model=95488#95488
 

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Re: Heed warning from setsail98 on Jet 1 install

Got my chip in the mail today, gonna take your plans and try to make a cover for unit prior to the instal.
 

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I posted this in another thread, but here is the cover I built today.





 

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I thought that was my cover....almost exactly the same!
 
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