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Old 10-10-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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Stock tune when going into the shop?

I remember hearing somewhere that whenever you take your car into the shop for repairs the stock tune should be loaded. I have an SVT with toms tune but it needs a fuel pump i believe, is it okay to take it in with my aftermarket tune loaded or should I re-load the stock tune?
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i had always heard when they hook it up for diagnostics, their computer won't even see the car.

Just what i've heard before
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Correct nothing at the dealership can see the tunes in the ECU , If they update your ECU like they like to do with out asking then that will lock your flasher and you wont be able to load another tune without a lot of BS

You can tell them NOT to load anything new but still 50/50 if they wont

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Old 10-11-2009, 02:09 AM   #4
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sorry guys i'm not following, so are you saying the stock tune needs to be reloaded so that the shop can see the car when its hooked up?
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The shop can see everything just like no tune is loaded at all , no Ford dealership can see a tune is flashed to your ECU ,unless you know the Ford dealership well thats doing the work I would restore the origional tune

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Old 10-11-2009, 09:18 AM   #6
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Interesting, my belief was always that they could see anything that was on your ECU. Learn something new everyday..
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:26 AM   #7
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Its not a ford dealership i'm taking it to, I take my car to this little independent shop, i have been taking my cars there for years, he is great.
I will load the stock tune I guess then.
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If your not going back to a Ford dealer then I doubt they have the ability to do an updated flash so you will be fine leaving your tune in why he does the repairs

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Old 10-11-2009, 02:36 PM   #9
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okay that's great, thanks!
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So it is possible to restore the original factory tune, for when you have to have service done?

I've been considering a tune for my 09, but i'm not so sure about it since there kind of is a warranty on it.
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