Im liking the ability to change a tune whenever i want, that is the best part for me.
I was gonna give them a shout about the towing tune, but remembered they are on vaca. Probably just a misprint.
I was only making 20lbs before i pulled the red line off. Took it for a spin and made right up to 30. SES light came on but went away when i turned around to head back home. I had read that PHP tunes take care of the light coming on so maybe ive got other issues?
I probably wasted a spot with the lope tune, but im not even sure what other tune i would of went with, always thought it sounded cool so i got it.
Quick question though, when cleaning the contacts, if it starts and runs then theyre clean enough correct? I cleaned them pretty good with the sos pad they gave me, but didnt wanna ruin them either. Truck fired right up after instal.
Also, instructions told me to take the gold color ground tab off my pcm holder....i didnt see anything like that on mine?
the ses light is a sign of overboost and should go back off after a few minutes of driving normal. This will happen and you should be just fine. If it stays on or you feel a loss in power; then the truck would most likely be defueling.
I used to set the light of with my DP but never lost power. Jody said it was normal and there is nothing to worry about.
If you call Bill to verify your tow tune, you can ask him for a better explanation, but you are ok. I would not worry.
since you gained so much from disconnecting the red line; you need to tighten the eyelet fitting that connects to the wastegate arm. if that does not help, then you will need a better actuator. Basically your stock actuator right now is not strong enough to hold the pressure before releasing and or is set to release at a certain point.
There is a good vid on utube somewhere about adjusting it properly. If I can find it; I will post the link.
as far as tunes; if your happy with the ones you picked is all that matters. 1 tune I like and use is a high idle tune. comes in handy for various purposes.
The lope mixed with a power tune would not be bad if you like the lope effect.
Bill also has the capability to mix other tunes, but not sure what options are available; you would have to ask him.
When cleaning the contacts; you want to clean all that rubbery stuff off, but you do not want to take the silver(tinning) off of the contact fingers. If the contacts are showing copper; technically you went too far. However I had some copper showing and had no issues. Recently I retinned my contacts just to be safe. The tinning helps protect the contacts from corrosion.
As far as the gold gnd tab; it will easily fall out without you knowing. It slides through a slot of that plastic cover from the inside. The bottom screw goes through it when reinstalling. Its bent on the inside to act kind of like a spring when the pcm housing is pushed into the plastic cover, making contact with the pcm. I think I still have mine installed; either way you will be fine.
They also say to cut the back of the plastic housing so it does not put pressure on the chip. Both ways have worked fine for me as well. I just recently cut out the back because I have the FU chip and it makes it a lot quicker to pull the chip for reprogramming.
Hope this all makes sense and I think I covered all your questions. Enjoy the chip. Almost forgot; Technically as long as the truck is running fine; your good and should have the contacts cleaned well enough.
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