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Looking to tune an older Link G1 based ECU? If so, first you will need to check that your G1 is laptop programmable and secondly you will need to purchase a Serial Link interface.
Step 1 – Confirm you ECU is laptop tunable: Remove the lid from your Link G1 based ECU and inspect the code written on the label stuck to the top of the microprocessor (the big square chip pushed into a socket). If your code is one of the following then you are in luck:
- LEMG1 wire in (green and white box)- B42V4, D42V4, D42V5, D42V5a/b/c/d/e/f
- LinkPlus G1 wire in (green and white box) – LPV8-LPV14
- GTSLink (R32-33 Skyline plug-in) – GTS Q/R/S/T
- PossumLink (WRX plug-in) – codes ending in Q or R
- EVOLink (EVO plug-in) – Sorry EVOLink G1s were never PC tunable and they cannot be upgraded
- CivicLink/IntegraLink (Honda OBD1/OBD2a/OBD2b plug-in) – all Honda G1 plug-in ECUs are laptop tunable
If your Link G1 processor code is not on this list then your current ECU probably isn’t laptop tunable.
Step 2 – Buy a SerialLink. The SerialLink is designed to connect between the 14 pin ribbon cable connector on a Link G1 based engine management system and a 9-pin serial port on a laptop computer.
Note that most modern laptops no longer have a serial port. If your laptop doesn’t have a serial port then you will also need to buy a USB to Serial Converter in addition to the SerialLink. One of these can be purchased cheaply from your local computer store.
Step 3 – The tuning software can then be downloaded for free from the Link Engine Management website (www.linkecu.com). Download PCLink V2.5 and connect! Now you’re ready to start tuning.