Originally Posted by Yobyot
Frogman, you're a good guy, letting people use your equipment. I guess I wouldn't mind lending folks the cable -- but actually using my PC seems a bridge too far for my tastes.
It seems to me that folks who want to code their cars need to be able to do it themselves. What just happened to me -- a dealer re-program -- wipes the customizations (a good thing, actually). That means that once you code someone's car and they get addicted to having all this cool stuff, they'll be back again and again to "borrow" your stuff. The more you do it for folks, the more likely something will happen to piss off the recipient of your largess.
It's nice to help your fellow brother out, of course. But this isn't a one-time thing. It's a long-term relationship. And like the relative who comes to "visit" for a year, it could be hard to reset expectations.
I'm lucky enough to have a spare laptop that is dedicated for coding. I don't have anything on it.
Yes, we have to recode cars that get updated by the dealer, it's a fact of life and we just deal with it. I let everyone know that that will happen and no one has complained.
Our next coding meet already has 2 cars coming for recoding. These meets are lots of fun and it's great to compare cars and customizations.