So I installed a 3" APS TBE onto my 2003 WRX STi. Other than this ive got APS cold air intake, fuel pump and silicone Y pipes.
I took my car to a tuner here in melbourne called AVO to get it reflashed/tuned.
They advised me they could not tune it as it is locked by ecutek.
I decided to get rid of ecutek as I had my preferred tuner AVO so I took the car to the one and only ecutek tuner in melbourne to reflash the ECU back to stock.
They called me and advised they were unable to lock it as it did not have ecutek on there. They advised that the ECU was also closed source from them and there was nothing they could do. The only options given to me were to:
1) Purchase a new ECU
2) Purchase a ecutek licence from them for $1,400 and they could use ecutek to tune my car.
I called AVO my preferred tuner to advise on the update and they said bring it back and we can have another try. They tried this with no luck.
So at the moment im stuck, i cant contact the old owner no one can unlock the ecu and my car is untuned which is unsafe.
There must be a way to clear this data? And why can they reflash using ecutek and nothing else? Surely I dont need ecutek in order for a reflash to happen?
Can someone please help me because I am very very frustrated. This is the third day now and still unresolved