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I was wondering if anyone else has the Kpro yet and what they thought?
I have been playing with the editor for a couple of hours and find the help files to be quite vague to say the least. I think it all will work just fine and I do not have it in my ride yet. I am just communicating with it 'Online' as it says when you plug in the USB. I cannot upload to the ECU, that part of the online dropdown menu is not highlighted for me. I think this may be because it is not hooked to my wire harness and the ignition status is 'Off'. Please provide any feedback about your adventures with the Kpro. Thanks. :thumbsup:

 

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wow sounds like good stuff. I'm stil debating if i want this or #4 wit a controller
 

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Played with it this past weekend and have experience with their S100 and S200 systems. You do have to know what you are doing when it comes to EFI tuning, you can guess at it but I don't recommend it. You do need to have the USB pluged into the laptop and the ECU and the ignition on.
 

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Bluewind said:
You haveta be hooked online too, right? This kinda sucks, you need one hell ass long cord!
no you dont need to be online . the online message is that you are online with the ecu in the vehicle... i realy like it so far .. i went out and datalogged about six run tonight ...i found some lean spots and some rich .. a few knocks.. this is on the k20a310-itrcams-jrhdr-cai... waiting to install the 550 injectors until i better unstand the system...
 

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no you dont need to be online . the online message is that you are online with the ecu in the vehicle... i realy like it so far .. i went out and datalogged about six run tonight ...i found some lean spots and some rich .. a few knocks.. this is on the k20a310-itrcams-jrhdr-cai... waiting to install the 550 injectors until i better unstand the system...
This is why I started this forum, so that everyone can start to learn and become more knowledge in how it all works.
 

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This is why I started this forum, so that everyone can start to learn and become more knowledge in how it all works.
And we appreciate this more than you'll ever know, Chris!!!

As far as I am concerned, the programmable ECU is almost a no-brainer for anyone who is serious about optimal performance. The Hondata reflash is simply a one-size sort of fits all reprogramming that Hondata was nice enough to do for the K-engine crowd well before their programmable unit was going to be available. No matter how many times Hondata states that the reflash was optimized for a certain setup (a CAI in this instance), some folks will complain that the powerband isn't completely smooth with their particular setup. Of course it isn't. It can't. Hence the programmable unit.

The drawback is that a programmable ECU really requires professional attention. For example, I will definitely get it, but suspect that the built-in standard program will still leave me with a "Icebox dip" at 5000 rpm. So I'll either need to learn how to make a few changes myself or find someone who can, and that might run into serious time and money. Then, of course, I am just dying to get the JRSC (can't wait to read about your experiences) and when I do, there'll be more finetuning of the ECU.

One thing I wonder about is the impact of the different size injectors. Stocks are 310, I think, so will the 440s or even 550s (once you need them) totally destroy gas mileage?

I applied for a non-dealer spot in Hondata's WestCoast training seminar, but haven't heard back yet whether I got in or not.
 

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I have a few questions about the K-pro. Is it basically a stock ECU with the ability to fine tune or is it a stand alone unit? When using this with the GReddy kit, would I just need the turbo kit and this ECU?....meaning no more E-manage.
 

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I wanna know about the injectors. Is it worth upgrading for an n/a application? Is there a rule for injectors like for spark plugs(every so many horsepower go a step colder).
YES THEY ARE WAY OVERKILL FOR N/A , BUT I PLAN ON ADDING SOME MORE BOLT ONS IN THE FUTURE AND DIDNT WANT TO SPEND THE MONEY TWICE .. THE 550 WILL WORK GREAT WITH THE N/A AND TURBO SETUP IN THE FUTURE
 

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I was wondering if anyone else has the Kpro yet and what they thought?
I have been playing with the editor for a couple of hours and find the help files to be quite vague to say the least. I think it all will work just fine and I do not have it in my ride yet. I am just communicating with it 'Online' as it says when you plug in the USB. I cannot upload to the ECU, that part of the online dropdown menu is not highlighted for me. I think this may be because it is not hooked to my wire harness and the ignition status is 'Off'. Please provide any feedback about your adventures with the Kpro. Thanks. :thumbsup:

YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE IGNITION ON.. EMAIL IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO USE IT .. I WILL ALSO BE ATTENDG THE SEMONAR ON THE 14TH
 

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YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE IGNITION ON.. EMAIL IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO USE IT .. I WILL ALSO BE ATTENDG THE SEMONAR ON THE 14TH
Thanks. Here is a quick one. It shipped with the immobilizer off (not selected) under the parameters menu (misc). I tried enabling it to get rid of the flashing 'green key' in the gauge assembly, but all it did was make it so I could not start my car :confused: I quickly went back to disabling it.

How do I get rid of the flashing 'green key' in the gauge assembly?
 

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How long does it flash for, just when you first put it in or remove it, or does it stay on during driving?
It flashes all the time.
 

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It flashes all the time.
if it is not working like you descibe it and you went into the parameters screen and turned on the immobiliser . it sounds like they sent you back the wrong ecu.. check your serial # and make sure it is the same one you shipped them.... :nervous:
 

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And we appreciate this more than you'll ever know, Chris!!!

As far as I am concerned, the programmable ECU is almost a no-brainer for anyone who is serious about optimal performance. The Hondata reflash is simply a one-size sort of fits all reprogramming that Hondata was nice enough to do for the K-engine crowd well before their programmable unit was going to be available. No matter how many times Hondata states that the reflash was optimized for a certain setup (a CAI in this instance), some folks will complain that the powerband isn't completely smooth with their particular setup. Of course it isn't. It can't. Hence the programmable unit.

The drawback is that a programmable ECU really requires professional attention. For example, I will definitely get it, but suspect that the built-in standard program will still leave me with a "Icebox dip" at 5000 rpm. So I'll either need to learn how to make a few changes myself or find someone who can, and that might run into serious time and money. Then, of course, I am just dying to get the JRSC (can't wait to read about your experiences) and when I do, there'll be more finetuning of the ECU.

One thing I wonder about is the impact of the different size injectors. Stocks are 310, I think, so will the 440s or even 550s (once you need them) totally destroy gas mileage?

I applied for a non-dealer spot in Hondata's WestCoast training seminar, but haven't heard back yet whether I got in or not.
It shouldn't hurt it that much once you have it tuned correctly.
 
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