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EFI SAMURAI OWNERS BEWARE!!!
i sent my ecm to petroworks last monday, they recieved it thursday, had it repaired by friday and back in the mail same day. i recieved it today, plugged it in and my samurai fired right up. runs smoother than ever!!!
my repair cost with shipping was less than $300.
keep in mind, suzuki john wants $1300 for a new one. also, this was after i took my zuk to the dealer and they charged me $65 to plug it into the diagnostic machine and tell me that i needed a new coil, new ignitor, and a new crank angle sensor to the tune of about $1100. my dealer said they stand be hind thier diagnosis, so i am going down there monday and see if i can get my $65 back (not holding my breath bawhaaha)
my symptoms were as follows: driving along, and quit running. no start, no juice from the coil.
any of you guys with EFI start having similar problems, send your ecu to petroworks and let them check it (for free) bfore you start buying parts.
i am glad i did. third time i have bought from petroworks and am totally satisfied for the third time.
evidently, some capacitors in the ecm start to leak acid over time. the acid drips onto the mother board, corrodes the circuit and the ecm starts throwing false (expensive) codes.i wonder if that happens to 1.6L mills also. gary at p'works repairs the board and i assume he replaces the capcitors also. good as new!! if someone tells you you need an ignitor, i would check your ecm first.