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ok so i am getting my XCAL3 from DJ's tomorrow, i remember reading somewhere that after loading the tunes to drive normal for a while to let the tranny learn the tune. is this true i cant remember exactly what the thread said?
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i am not sure about that, i have not seen or read that before.

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Yes they say you need to drive it a bit for the tranny to learn it - I think they say around 20 miles give or take.

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yes drive it normal for a bit. i usually let it go through the full range of gears several times before i get on it. also, make sure your tranny is at temp before you go out and get on it too hard.


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thanks for the info. is this every time i change tunes or just the first time?

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It depends on what tunes you are running but yes you should give a few cycles through the gears every time you swap tunes. Some tuners do better with the tranny than others and their "relearn" time is little to none and others take a bit to settle in.

I've also found that with my stop and go daily commute at low speeds that the tranny will start to get lazy in time. I assume that it learns that grandpa style and doesn't want to run hard. When that happens I reload the tune and all is well again.
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You would want to give the tranny a chance to relearn anytime you change tunes. Drive normal, don't just poke around but don't drop the hammer either. Also, it learns every drive cycle so park and turn it off for a second and restart it and continue to drive. After a few miles go ahead and bang on it if you want too!

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I've also found that with my stop and go daily commute at low speeds that the tranny will start to get lazy in time. I assume that it learns that grandpa style and doesn't want to run hard. When that happens I reload the tune and all is well again.
I agree w/ 720Deere that tunes do seem to make your tranny kinda' soft or sloppy after being loaded for a while so I would reinstall it periodically for another relearn for that crisp shift.

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