It all dead esay actually. Anyone who can perform fairly basic mechanical and electrical work can do it - I managed it easily. You also have the miggers to give you help & advice.
Don't need to set it up on rollers as ECU comes with standard map that will work. Then when you have cash you can get it tuned on the rr, which will allow minor adjustments to get the maximum from your set-up.
You can also get the software to adjust map yourself (laptop req). However I would say major set-up is best done by the experts.
Originally posted by astragsi1816v didnt Mike Warner do his himself and he drove it without putting it on the rollers???
yes, so did i, so did 16vastra. The ecu comes with a base map designed for a steretypical standard conversion setup. I still run this map and made 196bhp, on the nose. You dont need a rolling road setup for it to work.
i bought second hand throttle bodies, then the ecu and loom and extra parts brand new, and fitted it myself, proboably saved around a thousand quid.
do you want to stick with the ecotec ? - might be worth getting a 2nd hand XE - obviously a lot easier to get power out of, but more importantly perhaps, people have been there and done that so many times now that advice and help will be easier to come by.
before you buy anything, find out exactly what will need changing or uprating on the ecotec to cope.