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.
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!!!