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Old 03-14-2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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Custom tune with Windows PDA or Laptop?

I've been trying to keep up with all the posts about custom tunes, and I was wondering if anyone has tried using a PDA or laptop to flash a custom tune instead of buying a Diablo or SCT? I have done a little searching, and there is Pocket PC diagnostic/logging software available plus interface cables, I even found a couple of companies that make bluetooth OBD II interfaces. But I haven't found definitive proof that you can actually adjust or modify any settings in the ECU, and was hoping someone out there has some experience with this. I just hate to buy another device if I can use something I already have to do the job. Plus using a PDA would be a lot more flexible since you can change or upgrade the software to add functionality. I keep hoping to have time to start developing my own software for my iPaq, and I have a friend/co-worker who is not only a programmer, but also a former BWM mechanic, so I think he could help ;)


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Old 03-14-2005, 02:42 PM   #2
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ooo, bluetooth, now you got me interested. If I find something I will let you know.
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SCT has a free downloadable program that allows you to adjust spark and fuel, and a few other things, and with a special cable, you can download the adjusted tune to your SCT XCalibrator, and then flash your car
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I would say good luck!!! With the amount of locks and coded entry on the SVTF Ford computers, you are gonna have a LOT of fun. Put it this way, it took Diablo over a year to break the SVTF codes, with Fords input, and it took SCT over 10 months with 2 former Ford programming employees on the payroll.
Sorry, no offense to your BMW mechanic friend, but I think he is barking up the wrong sauerkraut (sp?)
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That sucks... Didn't realize the SVTF was like Fort Knox... Any chance SCT or Diablo would use their knowledge of the SVT and release software for PDA or Laptop?
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Sniper is coming....tuning via PDA...

I have no info yet, but when I hear something, I'll pass it along
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Could not find anything for the Foci...

But I assume that you are looking for something like this...
http://www.mustang50magazine.com/techarticles/10703/

my eyes started to hurt, so I stopped looking.

But man, it was hard enough just finding that.
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Sniper is coming....tuning via PDA...

I have no info yet, but when I hear something, I'll pass it along
That's what I wanted to hear! No lets hope it's for Pocket PC's, not just palms...
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Here is a couple of sites I found that made me interested in all this:

http://www.sinclairandnicola.com/vit...ter_detail.htm

http://www.enginemate.com/9182%20BT%20Link.htm
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SCT has the Prorace package that has a datalogger,flasher, and software and cables for $800.you can make your own tune that way
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