I bought my truck about 6 weeks ago. It came with a new (still in shrink wrap) Predator Tuner. the seller told me that he never installed it since once he bought it, he heard it might cause warranty issues and the truck still has miles left to go on the engine warranty. He planned to install it after hitting 100k.
So, there it sits on my workbench, I have debated what to do about it. I have read on this forum that if I install it, it will either blow my heads or break my tranny or shrink my testicles or something else terrible.
I might just sell it - the truck seems to run very nicely without any tuning, but I would love a little more power.
I guess I just wonder how this thing works differently than other tuners - why for instance, the SCT (seems to be the hot one on this forum) wouldn't cause the same problems. Don't they all do more or less the same thing? Unless I am missing something here, they have to increase fuel delivery to make more power, right? So to burn the fuel, they have to do something to force more air in to engine so the fuel will burn.
I guess I can see that if different programming mods are written to the computer, this could make different result from one program to another.
I really have no preference, although the fact that I have this thing just sitting there in its box tempts me.
Can someone help me understand why this thing would cause the above problems, but the others don't?
Is there anyone out there who has first hand knowledge of a Diablo blowing heads or destroying a tranny?
This is my first diesel (well, since my family's VW Rabbit way back when) and I love it and already have several thousand excellent miles on it since I bought it. I want it to go lots more.
I have seen the reactions to this product, so immediately before I press the Submit button, I will don the flame suit.