Programming Engine ECU, How Long?
So, I was told by land rover that programming my new ECU will take 1-2hrs. DiscoMike says it will take about 15min(brain dead and hung over, lol), and I have to say I strongly agree with him simply because you are flashing a vin# and security code to the EEPROM. I don't know about you guys, but I have built and tested about 10,000 electrical boards that do various things and it took only a few minutes to flash on the software. Most of that time was prep work. Why would they say it takes 1-2hrs, besides them being greedy.
The software I was flashing on was smaller then what the ECU contains, but I would be willing to bet the engine ECU carries no more then 5MB of space. I was working with 512KB chips.
I want to call the dealer on their bs, so I think I will request to come watch, I have been on the shop floor many times before, but I am sure they will give me some shit about how I cant be in there.
Have you ever had this done? How long did it take? How long do you think it takes?