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Old 12-17-2012, 06:57 PM   #11
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UPS dropped off my new FSW/SCTTuner about 1620 hours. Read over the quick start guide, went out to the car, plugged it in and followed the instructions in the QG.

About two or three steps into the tuner's routine it tries to read the parameters of the stock ECU settings. Got two failure to read prompts in a row. Unplugged the tuner from my OBD port and reconnected it (anyone else planning to do this upgrade take note, it takes a FIRM press to plug the device into the OBD port---be sure and get it in straight as I imagine the pins could be bent in the tuner side of the connection; given the amount of effort it took to get mine to seat fully). Went OK on the third attempt; as soon as the tuner read the stock ECU parameters, all my dashboard lights came on and there was a whole bunch of clicking and whirring going on inside the dash. Got the prompt on the Tuner's display it was uploading/installing the new ECU settings. NOTE: Several times during the routine I got prompts to "turn key on" or "turn key off". Not really something I could do with a keyless/ dashboard start/stop button type of ignition. I just ignored the prompts and went to the next step. I had no problems!

Starts and idles fine, stock driveability; pulls slightly harder across the rev range (based on my highly developed and sensitive seat of the pants dyno ). Did an eighteen mileish freeway drive, took the back roads home, and some around the village start/stop driving for a maiden FSW cruise. No problems.............and I'm very interested to see if the improved mileage appears over the next few drives.

Best of all? No smoke, coming from behind the dash; resulting in an all consuming inferno!

BTW: Randy at FSW included the 91 octane settings with my device also. Can't always get 93 here in the sticks! Thanks very much!!!
2013 ST2-Tux Blk, FSW 93 Oct tune & 3" cat back, Steeda R sway bar & CAI, Sparco rims, Centric ceramic pads, Luminix Ti White bulbs
2007 ZX14 Sato Ti exhaust, PC III, CF bits 'n pieces
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