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1997 Mercury Mountaineer: performance chip..liter v8 engine

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What do think of a performance chip for a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5 liter v8 engine??
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.
Hi,.


I will tell you what I tell all my other customers, performance chips are a waste of money and time. I have a huge box filled with these "performance chips" that I have removed from customers cars that have damaged either their MAF/IAT sensor or PCM(powertrain control module) . I have also seen them melt the engine pistons due to leaning the engine out too much.They are snake oil, plain and simple, and dont work. They have been proven time and again by Consumer Reports, Car and Track, MythBusters and others to actually decrease fuel mileage, decrease performance and damage components. the only thing inside that chip is a 25 cent resistor that you could buy at radio shack. That is it. If they worked, every car manufacturer would have added them years ago to met Federal Requirements on gas mileage ratings instead of sinking billions into research.


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Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.
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