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Old 02-27-2018, 08:57 PM   #1
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Smile Tom's Tune: What are you waiting for?

I can't talk enough about how this should be on the top of everyone's list of mods. If you want better power and better power delivery, get this tune. If you just pulled of the lot, get this tune. Not only does it tie your mods together, it simply makes the car operate like it is supposed to. Anyone with a DCT (even if you love it and it has no issues) should seriously consider this. The shifts are so smooth. Buttery smooth. It is actually nice to just put in in "D" now and go. I do like the select shift, but I am so glad that I can use the full functionality of the vehicle now.

I won't act like I know how much extra power it is putting down, but I will say it is very noticeable. The car feels the way it looks now. Even my wife is impressed. So is my buddy after I showed up his 03 GTI.

Something of note: My focus has an issue with not wanting to grab gears (mostly first to second and second to third) if I go wot up hill. I live in TN and it can be hard to avoid sometimes. I have had it has happened in such a way that the car goes into limp mode and the SES light comes on. It gives me a message of something along the lines of "Transmission Malfunction, Service Now" or something similar. Ford hasn't been able to diagnose the issue and the tune does help, but it hasn't solved it. I wasn't really expecting it too and I may be a ******* for flooring it up hill. I have noticed that turning off traction control helps. This perhaps should be a different thread, but the tune did help and I figured it was relevant.

Finishing up, I want to be clear that I have not tried any other tune for the vehicle and this isn't to say that they aren't great as well. Still, I think you may be hard pressed to find something better and I haven't even started my first log yet.

Thanks Tom for fixing my damn car...


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Old 02-28-2018, 12:16 AM   #2
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That transmission error your getting means that they either need to reflash your tcm and/or New clutch pack.


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That transmission error your getting means that they either need to reflash your tcm and/or New clutch pack.


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I may run down to the dealership in the next few days and see if I have the most current update then. Thanks for info.
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More then likely a TCM going bad , if you update the software there is a 50.00 charge for a complete new tune , it isnt a software issue tho

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Old 02-28-2018, 11:38 AM   #5
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Copy that. I have a buddy down there who helps me out on occasion. I am surprised they didn't notice since they said they tested the trans when I went in to get it checked out. I guess that doesn't necessarily mean the TCM. They may have just checked mechanical function. I am fairly new to all of this, so thanks for letting me know.

Edit: I will say that it only happens on steep hills, so I may just chill out when trying to merge on to that specific one that I hit daily.
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My TCM did this 6-8 times before it finally just stopped and wouldnt start with the push start , changed the TCM about 2 years ago and problem free sense

There isnt really a way to test the TCM if its working properly

Would like to see a log of it happening tho

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Ohh I can certainly recreate it if you would like In that case I will look into replacing it soon. If I get a new module will it I need to send you the $50? Just want to budget for it if so. Thanks!

Edit: I don't suppose you would know if my current mods were likely to effect the new warranty on the TCM? That will probably just be the the price that I pay.
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Your mods have nothing to do with the TCM , I have 6 turbo kits on a DCT with no issues so far so your mods are fine , what Ford will say is hard to tell

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Edit: I will say that it only happens on steep hills, so I may just chill out when trying to merge on to that specific one that I hit daily.
Couldn't agree more tom's tune is still my favorite mod for the drive ability more than the overall power gain.(which is nice) Come on you can't do that its half the fun of living in east tn, the other half of course is all the curves.
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