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Thats all great Tom but how in the world can I use any of that if the real problems arent defined in the simple walk through.

Any time I try to stream data I get small window that says "Select PID's in tree view". Well there is only one on there and it wont let me click on it. When I click on the PID icon it comes up and says communicating and will stay that way for days.

I have changed the com prot and baud rate a million times and nothing has changed.


What am I doing wrong?
So far I have been able to log data into the Predator, and then bring it inside the house and download it to my notebook using the CMR_DAT application menu option Tools>Get Log File from Predator. I can open it using the menu option File>Open>Log File

So far, working in the Log and Chart screens has not been easy. The downloadable users manual for CMR_DAT is really lacking instructions, and there's no Help in the application.

I'll have to try the streaming option with the notebook hooked up to the Predator while it's hooked to the car sometime.

Using the Predator Ford PC Interface program, I was able to Get File From Predator and save it to my hard drive. I'm not certain why, when, or how you'd use this or the Send File Option. The instructions in the user guide and application don't really explain things. I think it has to do with Custom Tunes and maybe having more than one tune you can load, and moving the different ones in and out of the Predator.

On the other hand, installing the custom tune, and using the diagnostics menus to check and clear codes on the Predator couldn't be easier.[thumb]

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That is correct , You can download and load into your predator custom tunes that i send you and store them on your PC

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I would say no unless the programs you get from the diablo web site are writen for mac. I think they only have them for windows. If they do have the programs for mac then yes it would work.

http://www.diablosport.com/Downloads.php
When you pick Ford -> Focus -> SVT there are no downloads listed. Where do I get the PC software from?
 

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Re: Predator Help (loading custom tune)

Okay. I found the software. I chose mustang instead and there it was.

Anyways. I have no clue what I'm doing.


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2: After this is done, go to "Troubleshooting", then "Read Extra Tune",
This option doesn't exist on mine. What am I doing wrong?



When I try to export the extra tune, it fails. It sits processing at 0 percent, then will eventually fail.

When I try to export the original backup, it fails. Right away it says "Error: Original backup does not exist on svt_focus tools."
 

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You wont be anle to load a tune till some one sends you one , Also you cant download the mustang down and expect that to work with the Focus , those are updates for the predator it self , I will contact diablo tommorrow and see why the Focus one isnt working

What are you trying to do

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It was the CMR_DAT windows dat viewer that I got from the mustang section. I was just trying to transfer a realtime log from the predator to the computer.

Then I got caught up trying to see if I could store my original tune, and my extra tune (the rich tune that i'm running now - my dyno/tuner guy put in so i could limp my car home) onto the pc.
 

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Ill be glad to get you running with a tune till you can get back to the dyno, I can email it to you

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That would be incredible, Tom. I'd really appreciate that. My email is [email protected]

The only mods on the SVTF that would matter (aside from the turbo, of course) are the 42 pound injectors.

Thanks a ton!

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hi tom i was wondering if you had a shop in NC? i was wanting to drive down to you and get my svtf tuned, and wondering how much it would run. imj only in Va let me know thankx
 

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WD40, pm me your email and I'll send it to you as e-mail. There are two programs you need Ford Predator PC interface and the CMR Dat viewer. I looked and looked and could not find a link to the two programs on Diablo's site so they must have moved them or some thing. Any ways there small programs and as long as you have broad brand it would only take a min tops for me to e-mail them to you so drop me a line and I'll get it out to you.

Easiest was to test the T/C defeat is disable is rev it up to about 4500 rpm's and just pop the clutch (not completly litarly but you get the idea) if its disabled you can spin em real good. I about sh!t my self when a little smoke started to rise (thank god it was my old set of tires). If the T/C is not completly disabled it'll bog down like hell.
 

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before someone says it, i know this thread is frikkin ancient. but my question can prove useful to everyone who reads it.[thumb]

While running DSDownloader in advanced mode. It gives you the option to add more than just one tune on the list. will it send all the tunes to the Predator?
 

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DSDownloader is used for all Predators not only for SVT Focus version, so I think some of those Predators can hold more then one tune as they can also modify tunes uploaded into them what our Predator can't do....
 

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Ford PC Interface

2: After this is done, go to "Troubleshooting", then "Read Extra Tune", follow prompts and complete this process. This process will read the current tune in the vehicle and temporarily save it so it can be transferred to your PC. This normally takes approx. 2 min. or less. You MUST complete this step, otherwise any file that you send to me will NOT be readable.

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Iv'e Tried This, But When I Go To options, Trouble Shooting On My Predator. There Is No Read Extra Tune Option. Help Please.
 

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Tom, so i bought a predator with your custom SVT tune on it. Does that mean that basically all i have to do is upload it like normal, go to performance tune and hit continue or do i go to options custom tune and then say export tune. Basically, is your tune the only tune on the device or is there the original tune and your tune on it?
 

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If you didnt buy it from me and it has been used before then I doubt at the top it sais custom tune , More then likely it sais Performance tune and that is the basic Diablo tune not mine

If you use my tune from a used predator you take a 80% chance of locking either the ECU and or the Predator and there is no warranty on either

Tom
 
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