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    Microtech specifies there LT8 ECU as a “16 bit Motorola Processor 32 Mhz” so I got a friend who knows about these things to open one up and have a look. Inside there is a Motorola HC711 with the part number sanded off. This mico is the fastest that Motorola make in a PLCC socket package so it can’t be anything else. It is a 8 bit, 4Mhz processor that runs a 16Mhz crystal which divides down to a 4 Mhz bus speed. So in fact the LT8 is only 25% the speed that is claimed on their site, their advertising and literature making it one of the slowest systems on the market.
    http://www.microtechfuelinjection.com/download.htm
    I presume that the same for their new LT8S, can someone have a look please.
    I had a look at the Consumer Guarantees Act www under "Goods must match description"
    "If a description is given with the goods it must be accurate. This means, if a refrigerator is described as "automatic defrost" it must defrost automatically, as promised in the description."
    So I phoned a friend who is a lawyer. The good news is that there would be grounds for a claim as this is a clear breach. The best course of action is for a group of people to take an action together.
    What do other people think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sr20man6
    Microtech specifies there LT8 ECU as a “16 bit Motorola Processor 32 Mhz” so I got a friend who knows about these things to open one up and have a look. Inside there is a Motorola HC711 with the part number sanded off. This mico is the fastest that Motorola make in a PLCC socket package so it can’t be anything else. It is a 8 bit, 4Mhz processor that runs a 16Mhz crystal which divides down to a 4 Mhz bus speed. So in fact the LT8 is only 25% the speed that is claimed on their site, their advertising and literature making it one of the slowest systems on the market.
    http://www.microtechfuelinjection.com/download.htm
    I presume that the same for their new LT8S, can someone have a look please.
    I had a look at the Consumer Guarantees Act www under "Goods must match description"
    "If a description is given with the goods it must be accurate. This means, if a refrigerator is described as "automatic defrost" it must defrost automatically, as promised in the description."
    So I phoned a friend who is a lawyer. The good news is that there would be grounds for a claim as this is a clear breach. The best course of action is for a group of people to take an action together.
    What do other people think?
    It's a classic case of you get what you pay for, but you've got good grounds to persue.

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    Since this guy has done the rounds of the forums and has caused trouble everywhere he is gone this thread is being locked.

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