so i was at the gparents place in huntsville Tx and i just got the chip in the mail so i took it with me to install. well i thought it was a 30 min job to put a tw on...... no no no took me hours! so i understood the whole install pretty much. i unplugged the harness in the engine bay, took off the ebrake assembly no problem. i got to the pcm and took off the obvious whittish colored coating on the connectors. i put the chip in buttoned everything back up with out even seeing if it worked, was all excited and there was no diff. so i said "weeellll....crap" so undid everything again took off the chip and realized theres ANOTHER coating on the connectors a mil. thick coat of clear silicone so i call Tony (great guy) and he tells me to pull it out, tells me how to do it no prob. well thats where alot of time was spent. see the pcm slides out only half way and hits the fender well.
well tony just said to push it down and pull, well that involved me taking a long screwdriver and pushing down with most of my strength and inching the pcm out. that d@mn thing fought me every centimeter. so after that it was relatively smooth sailing took the box apart, scrapped off the silicone reinstalled, plugged in chip, and it was awesome! sitting there i put it on 140 and my mom and nana were standing in the WRONG spot once i revved it and they had to run
it throws ALOT more smoke than the edge! anyway that was saturday, today i headed back to Houston which is a 2 hour drive left the chip on econ bc i dont have gauges installed yet. well an hour down the road i loose power steering and the a/c goes hot (oh crap) so i exit and stop at a 4 way stop int. i imediately noticed something was SCREAMING under my hood and i was freakin out. so i pull in a parking lot, pop the hood only to discover my idler pullys bearings were GONE and i pulled the pully off in my hand and the belt was all mangled (where the noise came from) understand before i learned that i thought my engine was F*CKED up bc i installed that chip so i was kinda relieved that that wasnt the case. sooooo trucks in the shop
sorry guys for the VERY long post i just really had to get this off my chest.