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SCT device questions and answers!
I want to start a post, which can hopefully be stickied. To answer some frequently asked questions regarding our devices and the Powerstroke community. Also, I'd like to dis-spell any rumors surrounding the use of our devices and Powerstroke trucks. The purpose of this thread is to hopefully prevent members of the PSD community from experiencing frustrations when using our devices. In addition, as we receive about 5 phone calls from diesel truck customer for every 1 gas cusotmer, it may help to reduce our call volume as well.
To start with I'd like to discuss custom tunes. It has been a huge mis-conception in the diesel community that custom tunes can be shared between vehicles. This is INCORRECT, custom tunes should always be considered vehicle specific, regardless of Year, Model, or Modifications.
We receive many phone calls from PSD owners that have purchased a device second hand, with custom tunes from one of our dealers, and after loading one of those tunes they are left with a dead truck. Obviously, this is not a very pleasant experience. Additionally, typically the truck will need to be towed to Ford for a reflash to get up and running and the tuner will need to come into us to be unlocked.
In hopes to avoid this frustration for others I am posting this here and opening up the discussion for any other questions/comments/ concerns.
Also, before anyone comments on the matter. It is POSSIBLE for custom tunes to work from vehicle to vehicle, if the strategies and other variables match. Unfortunately, there is no way for the end-user to tell what strategy and/or what modifications the tune was written for once the tunes are loaded to the device. So, ultimately it's kind of like playing Russian Roulette with your $50k truck... not a great idea.