So I thought I'd get my '05 T5 chipped. <B>Very </B>long story short, the ECU was damaged upon opening and now the new ECU will not accept the standard software load. Volvo is involved and has all but given up. Such is life. My life, anyway.<p>The important thing to note is that the flash EPROM in our cars is, as stated in the EVOLVE pdf (link below), and which I didn't really <B>get </B>until too late, "a hybrid and cannot be modified in the conventional chip tuning method." This means it cannot be desoldered, updated, then resoldered. Trust me on this.<p><A HREF="http://www.powerchipgroup.com/Datasheets/partners/756/Vol0150.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.powerchipgroup.com/...0.pdf</A><p>So I'm driving around in a rented Dodge Stratus and wondering if I'll ever feel the rush of my low pressure turbo again. Granted, this is a full 150 hp of American muscle <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> , but I'd trade the iPod connectivity of the Stratus for the refinement of the S40 any day.