Ok, it's official. The stock chip speaks German. The G-chip speaks
English, at least as far as the timing labels in measuring block 10 are
I didn't wanna deal with the 2-hour round trip to Cherry Hill again
today (sorry Don), so I stopped by my local dealer (North Penn) and
slipped one of the techs a ten-spot to bring out the 1551 and run the
You can this printout (my car with the stock chip) at
Deecee ran a printout of another list member's G-Chip'd car on Wednesday
and you can see that at http://wso.net/ross/Uwe/VR6/misc/gchip.gif.
My stock chip says "v.OT" where the G-chip says "BTDC".
Unfoturnately, I don't have a printout of my car with the G.10, but it
definitley comes up "BTDC" on the 1551's display.
Bottom Line: The G-Chip *can* be detected with a 1551 if the tech
really knows his stuff like Don does. It will however, pass a "cursory"
scan, and most techs probably wouldn't bat an eylash at seeing "BTDC"
next to a timing angle.
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