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: Leaky Caps but car runs???

03-10-2004, 12:09 AM
Am I screwed???


03-10-2004, 12:30 AM
WTF IS THAT $HIT?!?! :eek: :eek:

If that is the stuff from a cap exploding or something you may try taking it to an electronics shop and seeing if they can clean it up and replace the caps as i'm sure if you leave that stuff on there it will corrode the circut board away in no time...

03-10-2004, 01:12 AM
Probably not worth fixing.
$100 will get you a ecu in good shape of the trader.

And yes the caps can leak and still have a runing car. The circuit board has just not coroded yet.

03-13-2004, 08:39 PM
okay I found out what it was. It is a vibration/heat protective coating. I'm not sure who put it on either Todd who did the eprom or Foriegn who sold me the eprom ecu. Either way I am not worried any more and Jeff's chip I'll be ordering soon :D