I think that was a true statement Rob, 10 months ago. But since March and all the hassles this has been, from every aspect I am not sure that is true any longer.
It is doing all sorts of things ever since we put the trifect programmed tune in it. Nothing works correctly. Cruise control works when it wants, yesterday the seat belt light/service air bag light came on. And it has been repaired and hardly anyone has sat in the passenger seat since it was repaired. Constant brake swith error code, Says it is running to lean, but as we watch the scan it is perfect. It would not be so bad, if it hadn't been so little trouble before. I had a small battery/stereo problem, which I caused, but never an engine colde or problem. Purred like a kitten and ran extremely well for 4 plus years. I think I have close to 2K miles in trying to get it tuned since getting home. Not to mention dragging it to Colorado for the vendor to tune it and he couldn't even get into the the ECM. And their attitude was, really who cares.
I think the only way to fix it is to put a new ECM in it and have it flashed back to stock for the VIN. But no idea if that will fix it or not. That is a good chunk of change when it is all said and done, and still a question mark. Not to mention the hell the car has been thru trying to figure out what is wrong.
I have two buyers for the car right now, that do not care at all about the situation I have. But will they after they get the car is my question. The other half says just build a new motor and get the ECM and flash. But throwing that much more money at it does not seem sensible to me.
I know you went thru hell with the Punisher, way more than I have. And I admire your persistance on it. I really am not that into it anymore. I think Elf or Choptop had a good idea. Put it away and forget about it for a few months and maybe I will want to drive it. I don't now, that is for sure.
What I am really thinking about doing is selling it, and buying a Ruby Red with low miles or (I know you won't believe this, a Brazen Coupe, Auto and low miles). I got either of them I think I could go back to loving the car again. I will never trust this one, even though I drove it close to 300 miles, running okay, but with no real power. No idea what codes have been thrown, will have it scanned when I have time to mess with it. Most likely after the Holidays.
But thanks for the encouragement Rob, I know you understand the whole situation.