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2016 OVTune Tacoma 3.5L Manual Transmission / Engine ECU Reflash

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by OVTune, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. May 16, 2019 at 5:07 PM
    friendlywithbears

    friendlywithbears a tree falling in the woods

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    I will have to try FOB when I get it. I'm 5650 lb dry weight, so I'm not like, the fat kid in the gym class, but you wouldn't find me at the top of a rope climb.

    Now I'm curious about the ADM. I'm a sucker for clutch feel, and between the mush, and the catch point being 8 miles from the floor, I'm looking for any kind of love.
     
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  2. May 16, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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    Give the ADM a shot. It is about as cheap as a mod gets and is reversible. Of course, no one that did it has reversed it as far as I know.
     
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  3. May 17, 2019 at 3:07 AM
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    OVT 2.0 SOON Accumulator unfuck 2Lo PNP incoming
    :D
     
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  4. May 17, 2019 at 5:30 AM
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    :cheers:
     
  5. May 18, 2019 at 1:13 PM
    Tacoma816

    Tacoma816 Microwaving a cantaloupe, you know why

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    Anyone notice a pretty decent loss in mpg on 87 base? I’m presently driving across about as flat of a state there is (Kansas), noticing my tank avg is 18.3, prior to OVT I’d be 21-22 if pure highway like this. I did fill up with 91 just for shits, ran it down to the “please refuel” warning, but I’m literally watching the fuel gauge fall. Interesting. Pic for reference. Don’t worry, I have my helmet on.

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  6. May 18, 2019 at 1:14 PM
    friendlywithbears

    friendlywithbears a tree falling in the woods

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    Do any of these things besides regearing help with reverse?
     
  7. May 18, 2019 at 1:24 PM
    Tacoma816

    Tacoma816 Microwaving a cantaloupe, you know why

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    I always keep the ebrake on in reverse to stay below 40 mph.
     
  8. May 18, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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    Ruggybuggy Well-Known Member

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    Dude, your doing 80mph. That's decent mpg at that speed.
     
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  9. May 18, 2019 at 1:29 PM
    Tacoma816

    Tacoma816 Microwaving a cantaloupe, you know why

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    Ya, just have made this god awful drive in the past and averaged a lot better.
     
  10. May 18, 2019 at 1:44 PM
    friendlywithbears

    friendlywithbears a tree falling in the woods

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    I guess brakes are cheaper than clutches :D
     
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  11. May 18, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    2wd low range mod. Search my threads, I'm putting together a plug and play kit.
     
  12. May 18, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    That sounds amazing will be waiting!
     
  13. May 18, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    OVT and the ADM make reverse a lot better. Not as good as 2Lo will be. Livable would be the right term for me.
     
  14. May 18, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    Reading up more on 2lo I'd be a little hesitant to put it into play. Seems a bit too much dicking with the 4wd system reliability in my situation.

    Promising to hear that I may be able to work with the other two.
     
  15. May 18, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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    It's really not that bad. All it does is trick the ecu into thinking the front axle disconnect and t-case have shifted already. With the kit you wont have to cut and splice anything. Also it is 100% reversible.
     
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  16. May 18, 2019 at 3:11 PM
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    Interesting. I have not read of any issues with it since @BigWhiteTRD developed it?

    Were you possibly looking at 2nd Gen posts, because their system is significantly different.
     
  17. May 18, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    There was some early discusson from him around its impact during failure on 4wd usability. Is that not an issue now for some reason?

    I need 4wd almost daily and wouldn't want to compromise its robustness.
     
  18. May 18, 2019 at 4:14 PM
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    Default condition is (relay off) is normal operation. Even if there was an issue with the relay, it only takes a Phillips screwdriver and I think a 10mm socket to get to the ecu.

    If you want to discuss let's take it over to one of the other threads and out of the OVTune thread.
     
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  19. May 18, 2019 at 4:48 PM
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    I'll definitely hit you up when I'm ready to play with it
     
  20. May 18, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    BigWhiteTRD Official thread killer (only crickets remain)

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    I did say that I didnt recommend it if offroading by yourself. I was more conservative than reasonable I think. Especially with plug and play solution, I would recommend for anyone.

    More write up here https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...w-3rd-gen-diy-mod.536677/page-8#post-20652705

    Adding DPDT switches to give actuator overrides would make it more reliable than stock (in my opinion)
     
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