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It appears I'm in the market for a new OR new-to-me ECU. Obviously, the price of these options is very different. I'm seeing used ECUs on eBay for around $160, and I've found a source for a new one at $600-ish. Alternatively, there's the Brew City Boost recovery service & tune (to sweeten the deal) for $500-ish as well, but it too leaves me with a used ECU.

Oh, there's also the "repair your ECU" option as well from folks like Your Part Source, coming in around $300 (although I haven't found much about this company to know their reputation).

So, the big debate -- why should I not expect a used ECU to fail in the near future? I'd love to hear opinions of anyone with experience in this department.

Thanks in advance!

(edited to add "repair" option to question)
 

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I’d buy an obd2 link cable and a used ecu and clone my original.
 

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If there's not some other factor like engine bay overheating involved, a good used ECU should last as long as a new one. Your Parts Source, Brew City, and Sage to my knowledge fully test the used ECUs they sell.
 
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