Going from a XCal2 to a X3 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2010, 06:10 PM

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Poway, CA
Posts: 72
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Going from a XCal2 to a X3

I did some searching around thru old threads but theres so much info about these tuners I could find what I needed. So, heres my dilemma. My XCal2 hasn't worked on my truck for a few years, and its currently tuned with an Extreme Race file. When I plug the tuner into the OBDII port it powers up but won't allow me to tune my truck or return it to stock. I'm thinking the tuner is bad. Today I was given a X3 from a friend who just sold his F250. My question is...Will I be able to load my Innovative Tunes that I have for the XCal2 onto the X3 and load them onto the trucks computer or will I have to have Innovative write me all new tunes for the X3? Also, I contacted SCT and got the XC2dump file to pull my stock file from the bad tuner and put in on my computer. Will I have a problem loading my stock file onto the X3 from my computer to put my truck to stock?

I know it would have been alot easier to call Innovative and ask them but I'm on the West Coast and I work nights so they were already closed by the time this came about today. Either way, Thanks for any insight with this.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 03-29-2010, 07:11 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: s. arlington, tx
Posts: 1,548
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Lubbockguy1979
Get your xcal2 and figure out the status. You may be able to save the x2. Just a thought. Did you forget to flash the truck to stock before you took it into a ford dealer?... Onto the other tuner. If your truck is currently tuned you will have to overcome that. If not pull your strategy and make sure it is the same as the tunes you currently have. If they match then load, flash and go.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2010, 07:49 PM

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Poway, CA
Posts: 72
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I didn't take my truck in to the dealer at all. The XCal2 just won't allow me to change the programs at all. I wanna just erase the tunes that are on the X3 and load my IDP tune onto it. But I'm wondering if when the tunes are written are they specific to a particular type of programmer the customer has?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.