PCM/ECM FAQ

Q: Do I have to have my PCM/ECM tuned to use a standalone harness?

A: Yes.  All standalone LS and LT swaps will have to have the PCM/ECM tuned to remove VATS and all other non-used items that are programmed in from the factory.  There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.

 

Q: I have a 1997-1998 LS1 PCM, can BP Automotive build a harness for this PCM?

A: The 1997-1998 LS1 PCM is prone to failure and has become rare and expensive as a result.  Moreover, these PCMs have their own pinout and BP Automotive does not build harnesses to utilize the 1997-1998 PCM.  We recommend upgrading to the 1999-2000 09354896 or the 2001-2002 12200411 PCM.  These PCMs are far more common, and much more reliable.

 

Tuning FAQ

BP-Automotive specializes in standalone and compatibility tuning.  We can tune for engine modifications, such as cam shafts and other internal/external modifications.  However, all of our tuning is considered START UP ONLY!  BP Automotive HIGHLY RECOMMENDS A local street or Dyno tune so that your vehicle will run to its highest potential.  It is IMPOSSIBLE for a ‘Mail Order Tune’, to be tuned perfectly for your application.

Bp Automotive DOES NOT tuner-lock any PCM/ECM/TCM that we flash.  This is because we understand that a local tune will be required to make your vehicle run to its highest potential.  This is because once a PCM/ECM/TCM is tuner locked, Bp Automotive would be the only tuner that would be able to access that controller.

TO REPEAT:  WE DO NOT LOCK  ANY PCM/ECM/TCM THAT WE CALIBRATE!!!

 

BP Automotive isn’t responsible for improper use of this calibration. This Calibration is a START UP TUNE ONLY! BP Automotive assumes NO responsibility for mis-use of this calibration.

BP Automotive calibrations are NOT EPA legal, and are intended for 1975 and older vehicles, OR Offroad use only!