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Old 10-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #91
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in canada we got 94 octane, chevron with techron
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in canada we got 94 octane, chevron with techron
We don't have Chevron in Alberta. I believe the Chevron 94 in B.C. is ethanol free isn't it?

We have Mohawk, Husky, Petro Canada 94 but the mileage isn't great from the ethanol.

However all other premium is ethanol free 91 which has good power and mileage.
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We don't have Chevron in Alberta. I believe the Chevron 94 in B.C. is ethanol free isn't it?

We have Mohawk, Husky, Petro Canada 94 but the mileage isn't great from the ethanol.

However all other premium is ethanol free 91 which has good power and mileage.
most 91 here are ethanol free. 94 is ethanol free aswell.
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Got my SCT Tuner yesterday and to the skeptics out there...BUY IT!

First impressions:

Purchased a week ago and took a week to ship. The ONLY thing that chapped me was that there was no tracking. I am just a person who needs tracking info lol. As soon as it came in, I emailed Tom saying it came in. He emails you back right away with what he needs. Follow his directions to a T and you will have your base tune emailed in about a 12-24hr window. Tom was VERY helpful with any questions that I had as this was my first time tuning. The process to download everything needed for data logging and uploading the tunes to the device can be a little difficult if you don't know what you are looking at on the SCT site. Tom will send you a link on what to download from SCT so you have what he needs to be able to data log properly and what you need to upload your tune to the Xcal device. You need to download the SCT device updater and Live link Gen-II to your laptop. Once I had everything set and ready to go, I just plugged the Xcal in to my car and followed the on screen directions. Takes a couple minutes to upload.

And the difference between stock and just the base tune...ZOMGBBQFTW!!! The base tune alone is worth the money spent! This is what I got in the first 50+ miles of testing:

-Smoother idle. I have a RMM and the vibrations were pretty much non existent.
-Quicker revs.
-Less lag between shifts
-Drivability all in all is just AWESOME!

Tom is going to do some data logging with me today and I will post up with more info later.

I went with Tom mainly because of his reputation alone. I was going to go with Injected, but as soon as I found out that Tom was tuning our MK3s, I squashed that thought real quick. Aside from the free NA tunes for life, he has been a big name on this site for YEARS and for as long as I have been with this community, I have not heard a single bad review about Toms tunes!

(To the moderators: please, if you feel this little review to be helpful elsewhere, by all means move it. It is probably going to be buried under the countless posts in here...lol)
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Got my SCT Tuner yesterday and to the skeptics out there...BUY IT!

First impressions:

Purchased a week ago and took a week to ship. The ONLY thing that chapped me was that there was no tracking. I am just a person who needs tracking info lol. As soon as it came in, I emailed Tom saying it came in. He emails you back right away with what he needs. Follow his directions to a T and you will have your base tune emailed in about a 12-24hr window. Tom was VERY helpful with any questions that I had as this was my first time tuning. The process to download everything needed for data logging and uploading the tunes to the device can be difficult. Once I had everything set and ready to go, I just plugged the Xcal in to my car and followed the on screen directions. Takes a couple minutes to upload.

And the difference between stock and just the base tune...ZOMGBBQFTW!!! The base tune alone is worth the money spent! This is what I got in the first 50+ miles of testing:

-Smoother idle. I have a RMM and the vibrations were pretty much non existent.
-Quicker revs.
-Less lag between shifts
-Drivability all in all is just AWESOME!

Tom is going to do some data logging with me today and I will post up with more info later.

I went with Tom mainly because of his reputation alone. I was going to go with Injected, but as soon as I found out that Tom was tuning our MK3s, I squashed that thought real quick. Aside from the free NA tunes for life, he has been a big name on this site for YEARS and for as long as I have been with this community, I have not heard a single bad review about Toms tunes!

(To the moderators: please, if you feel this little review to be helpful elsewhere, by all means move it. It is probably going to be buried under the countless posts in here...lol)


Hi could yhou please explain how exactly it was difficult to go through "The process to download everything needed for data logging and uploading the tunes to the device can be difficult."

How was it difficult, and what was the resolution etc.? ?? Be very helpful for those undecided like myself

solid review thus far though
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Great to hear!
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Hi could yhou please explain how exactly it was difficult to go through "The process to download everything needed for data logging and uploading the tunes to the device can be difficult."

How was it difficult, and what was the resolution etc.? ?? Be very helpful for those undecided like myself

solid review thus far though
To be honest, with a tuner it's as simple as plugging in the tuner. Opening the program and loading the tune to the tuner. Now all you do is plug it in to the car and select it. Tom will handle the data logging. He will remote into your PC/Mac and set up what he needs to get you your custom tune.
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Hi could yhou please explain how exactly it was difficult to go through "The process to download everything needed for data logging and uploading the tunes to the device can be difficult."

How was it difficult, and what was the resolution etc.? ?? Be very helpful for those undecided like myself

solid review thus far though
I'm sorry, I should have been more elaborate. Tom will send you a link on what to download from SCT so you have what he needs to be able to data log properly and what you need to upload your tune to the Xcal device. You need to download the SCT device updater and Live link Gen-II to your laptop. I am not as l33t as I used to be on a computer since I got a smartphone and needed a little help...lol

Tom makes everything very simple for you and you will be very happy.

I mean look. Custom tuning, free NA tunes for life, free tech support and all for a cheaper price than a "canned" tune.
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First data log is in the books for Tom to work on and I will post up later with my thoughts!
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i think that review just made me want to pull the trigger honestly
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