Not really what I meant! I was just pointing out to be cautious! Thats all.
engine replacement....checkbook mechanic, not DIY.
I have a squarda chip, I have installed them on over 25 164's with good results. never had a single problem except for one guy who installed it himself and took off the anti-copy chip, had to have a new one made.
My other point was that at least you have a guarantee with squadra. Not sure what this guy is guarantee is? What alfa dealer?? Not saying alfa dealers can't make good chips. I know many places that make good 164 chips! I persoanlly am sckeptical of ebay chips, thats it!
I was just trying to help! Was not intending you where daft??? Where did you get that from?
I just gave worst case senerio! Most likely won't happen! Most likely the chip will be fine, maybe somethings you don't like about. or it is wonderful.
No need to get snippy about it! You did ask on a public forum for god sakes!!
"My guess is that due to the USA having to pay $3.00 for regular fuel, no-one wants to pay for premium at $3.30. (They want to try buying fuel in UK for a while!!) Plus Alfa 164 12v is an older model so they have decided to cut thier losses and punt the chips on cheaply."
This is a guess for sure, don't assume. No one is punting on their chips. The guy you bought from copies chisp and makes a living fo it. I seriously doubt he put in the R&D for all the cars he has chips for.
BTW, Premium here is $2.54.+/- Most 164 owners use premium no matter how much it costs as it only runs good off premium. When you always have had cheap gas I guess you gte concerned when it goes up $1.50 in a short amount of time especally for 91-92 octane. If it where 95+ then I am sure we would not complains much and really we don't. Only the idiots complain! I complain because our president or monkey if you will is a moron! Oil war crazy cowboy~!
is it this ebay chip:
Alfa Romeo 164 Ricambi Performance Chip
or same chip from this guy:
They are both chips copied from:
Chips were OK like I said, good performance but CEL on all the time and MPG reduced along with a bit warmer running car.
You should be OK though! I think your the only person I have ever heard of buying this chip. Most on alfabb and 164digest would not touch it with 10 foot pole. But for that price I guess why not??