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Old 05-05-2014, 10:59 PM   #81
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get ready to have problems with the Xcal3 better hope it doesnt lock down your ECM....... for the SVT find a Xcal2 or get the TS
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get ready to have problems with the Xcal3 better hope it doesnt lock down your ECM....... for the SVT find a Xcal2 or get the TS
I know, im aware of all the problems. The most recent firmware revision supposedly fixed the problems. Im kind of in a bind at the moment and was told if I had any problems with the X3 that I could upgrade to the livewire and just pay the difference. I was set on the livewire but my funds just couldnt allow that to happen at this point in time.
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The most recent firmware revision supposedly fixed the problems.
Thats what they told me when I bought mine....

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Thats what they told me when I bought mine....

best of luck to you.
Believe me, my fingers are crossed! I just got the Xcal in the mail today so we'll see how it goes...
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......corrupted data ...... "56k modem sound" bingg rrrrggggghhhhhh ba bon da dong rhheeeeeeee
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^ Thanks for the optimism... Lol
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UPDATE...

So I got the base tune in! I had absolutely no problems, it worked first try. Im just waiting for Tom to get back to me in the morning so we can data log and get that custom tune in. I would have loved to get the Livewire but because I was waiting for CFM to recieve my X4 and give me a refund, I only had enough for the X3 and custom tuning... Well, it worked for me... Maybe im just one of the lucky ones.
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I have problems with it freezing during data logging. Forget even trying to have it hooked up to the laptop at the same time. The only way I can get it to data log is by recording onto the X3 itself and then loading it onto the laptop. But like I said it still freezes it just records longer, but not much longer. It's been making fine tuning a pain in the butt.

Oh and I want to add that I use the X3 from Ole' Yeller to data log but I'm tuned using a Predator. The Predator has hands down given me less trouble, but it doesn't log the wide band unfortunately which is needed for fine tuning.
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^ I guess I'll know tomorrow when I go to data log. Hopefully it does'nt give me any trouble... I will post a update tomorrow with the results. Fingers crossed.
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Update

Ok, so...... My first data log using live link 6.5 worked no problem. Then after I got my second base tune from Tom, the data logging would freeze anywhere from 5sec-2min...Anyways, I installed live link gen 2 and it has worked almost flawlessly since. So far so good, I must say that the extra power from the ORP and tune is amazing to say the least, even though I cant go over 4K rpm yet... Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I got a AEM digital wideband to get the tuning dialed. I also got a dual pillar pod from Autometer, so I have an extra space for another gauge if I ever go FI or if I just want to add a fuel pressure or voltage gauge. Last but not least I installed a 180 deg. thermostat and got the upgraded IM couplers from CFM, in red of course... Then today I noticed my serpentine belt was fraying and has a cut/tear 1/4 of the way through it! So I went down and picked up a new Gates serp. belt.

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My fresh new X3.


Goodies from CFM.


Pillar pod and gauge.




My jacked up serp. belt...


New serp. belt.


So, now I just have to install the new serpentine belt and the IM couplers and I should be good for a while. I am waiting on a oil catch can I bought a few days ago, should be here tomorrow. Tom should email me my third base tune tonight so I will upload that into the car as soon as I have it, then I should only need one more data logging session before I have my final tune installed. I cant wait to see how it feels WOT above 4K!
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