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If something stops functioning how can it be a placebo?
I'm not sure that's precisely true. The DIC in my Viggen had no codes, no clear indication it was bad. But, power was lower than expected and the only unusual thing I could find was high fuel trim. I put a new Orio DIC in and fuel trim went back to normal along with power output.If a DIC fails it is definitive, it just doesn't work.
Agreed, DIC's fail in all kinds of different ways, what I was trying to say was a test with a placebo uses one working sample and a non functioning sample...that can't work on car parts....over cooked point at this juncture.There is definitely room in the DIC death spiral for issues without concrete proof, like a CEL or no start.
What would you want the shop to fix for free? You would have to be pretty specific.I might give them a call and tell them I want it fixed for free, but I doubt they would.