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Livewire TS help

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday I recieved my new Livewire TS from Vivian. I hooked it up last night and got her the codes she needed to get my custom tunes finished. I loaded one of the canned tunes it came with just for kicks to see how it would go as I wasnt sure how many days before she would email me back. I drove to work this mornin and then home tonight. Tonight was fun as it was warm here today and it got up to temp quick. I was impressed with the power up the hill that normally on stock it downshifts on. The shifting was alot firmer today than normal. Then I punched it on a straightaway. Holy cow. That was fun.

I got home tonight and Vivian had sent my custom tunes. So I just went and mounted the unit, ran the cable, and then went in and loaded her looney tune. I did not return to stock from the canned tune, just went from the canned tune to Looney (just thought of that. That might be my problem). Anyways the truck started fine after the load and then my check engine light came on. So I went to diagnostic mode and found that it said "cylinder 8 glowplug harness". I thought that was odd as it did not come on for the canned tune. I cleared the code, and retried starting the truck. The code came on again. After a third attempt (third time is a charm right?) it did the saem thing, I thought that I would go back to stock and see if that code would come on again. (For some weird reason I had checked for codes prior to loading Looney and there were none). Now it will not return to stock as it cane up with an error saying "battery low, charge and try again". So that it is what I am doing now.

It is late in Florida and I wont get an answer from Vivian till morning when I should be at work, so I am asking you all knowing people if anyone else has had this sort of issue? And I say all knowing because if it wasnt for you all, I would never have figured out how to load the tunes onto the unit in the first place. I have been learning a ton reading lots of threads and opinions so thanx for that.

Oh and for those in Canada, I was quoted $1000 for the Livewire TS by a couple of companies in Alberta, and I was able to get it shipped from Florida for less than $750 duty included.

2005 F350 Lariat FX4
AFE stage II cold air intake
MBRP 4" turbo back with no cat
EGR delete, studs, new stock turbo
SCT Livewire with Looney, Street and Tow from Vivian
Nitto Trail Grappler 295/70R18 on
ProComp 7032 black rims
Bilstein shocks
Mini D2S HID retrofit
20" Cree LED bar fog light replacement
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-27-2013, 06:12 PM
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Not sure about your problems but I'm getting mine through ptcinc.ca out of Winnipeg. The price I was quoted was 550. Best price I've seen and he's local. I can't wait to pick it up next week and have a tuned truck again.
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So after about an hour on the charger, I was able to return it to stock and the code did not come up. Let it sit on the charger again for another 1/2 hour, then tried to reload Looney. That installed properly, then I let it sit on charger for another 1/2 hour thinking that this truck sucks alot of juice during the programming and maybe thats what triggered the code. Started it up and let it run for 5min and no codes. I took it off the charger now, will let it sit till mornin and see what happens.

2005 F350 Lariat FX4
AFE stage II cold air intake
MBRP 4" turbo back with no cat
EGR delete, studs, new stock turbo
SCT Livewire with Looney, Street and Tow from Vivian
Nitto Trail Grappler 295/70R18 on
ProComp 7032 black rims
Bilstein shocks
Mini D2S HID retrofit
20" Cree LED bar fog light replacement
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Sounds like your batteries or charging system isn't up to standard. Weak batteries will reek havoc on a 6.0.


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So I have read. Both batts and the alternator were replaced 2 years ago. I have HID's and I have a feeling they draw a ton during that startup phase when the glow plugs need it.

I will be setting up the monitor tomorrow to try and get a handle on stuff.

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2005 F350 Lariat FX4
AFE stage II cold air intake
MBRP 4" turbo back with no cat
EGR delete, studs, new stock turbo
SCT Livewire with Looney, Street and Tow from Vivian
Nitto Trail Grappler 295/70R18 on
ProComp 7032 black rims
Bilstein shocks
Mini D2S HID retrofit
20" Cree LED bar fog light replacement
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