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Comment: number of shareware / freeware options (Score 1) 270

by yuanti (#32226960) Attached to: Any Open Source Solutions For DIY Auto Diagnostics?
I'm not so sure about open source options but I've done this before using customized configurations for my '96 Chevy Impala. The PCM was from a '94 and was an ODB1 unit (more programable than the ODBII based PCM), hooking up a laptop with a custom built ODBII to Serial cable I was able to use various shareware / freeware to flash and monitor the PCM. It has been a while so I'm not sure what software was the best. There are a number of people (i.e. http://www.pcmforless.com/ (who I used)) that offer tuning services online because they know what the correct settings are for various vehicle configurations. It is not a good idea for a novice to just jump in and start changing fuel mixture ratios or shift points on the transmission ;)

Comment: Re:If they taste like they smell...... (Score 1) 384

by yuanti (#26450855) Attached to: Future Astronauts May Survive On Eating Silkworms
The time I was in South Korea, this old lady was cooking them up in some kind of syrup. They smelled great. At the time I didnt know what they were but they looked like grubs to me so I didnt get any. Only found out last year that those were silk worm pupae. Guess it is all in the recipe ;)

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