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    The ECM doesn't actually use the caps for memory purposes, it has a constant +12v feed from the battery for that job. To my knowledge, the caps are mostly used as internal power supply filters after the internal regulators drop the voltage to whatever it needs to be at. The green leaky bit will eat the board if left long enough. Mine was that way when I opened it for the Quarterhorse install. Wasn't acting funny and I won't tell you it acts different with new caps but at least I'm not worried about the board rotting or the cap shorting and blowing something up. Looks like thats how Sly's fucked out. Usually they go out with a whimper, but sometimes its a bang.

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    I had that problem with one of the screws on the burnt one. I used some "beefy" needle nose pliers and got it started that way. If you have some needle vice grips... that may work better.

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