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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. Sep 9, 2019 at 4:59 PM
    OVTune

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    I'll have explaination of the benefits after we compile the data on the MT. There are many benefits.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2019 at 5:07 PM
    offgrid taco

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    These are indeed exciting times for Tacoma owners and enthusiast. I waited 12 years for someone to crack the ECU on my 05 taco. With this gen I don't have to wait at all.
    Ned
     
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    RedBeard1

    RedBeard1 AC/DC>>air conditioned donkey cart

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    Just sent ticket if you are willing to send out one more. ID4276
     
  4. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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  5. Sep 9, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    Pablo8 Lounge Lizard Taco

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    Thanks!!

    I bought one a couple notches above, with 8Gb RAM, etc $369. Need it for other stuff too for my business.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07W62JP9M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  6. Sep 11, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    Just ordered OVTune. Lots of dinero but i'm convinced it's worth it after reading nearly 300 pages of this thread and driving an AT with the tune. I'll load 1.5 for now till 2.0 final is out. Thanks everyone for the input and advice and thanks Ovtune for saving this platform!

    I am hoping with the tune and ADM the truck will feel more "raw"/natural like cable throttle response. haha
     
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  7. Sep 11, 2019 at 2:09 PM
    St.Germain

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    it certainly does for me, that's been part of the target since the beginning. other things help, too. like the ADM as you noted and maybe exhaust if you want to keep uncovering more.
     
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    dspec

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    Since day one I felt like the truck was too "soft" compared to my older Landcruiser, or older 4Runner. I thought maybe it was just the drive by wire/nature of a new car. Thank god you guys all came together. haha
     
  9. Sep 11, 2019 at 3:03 PM
    St.Germain

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    if you're around DFW you can check out mine if interested.
     
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  10. Sep 11, 2019 at 3:54 PM
    tonered

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    It will definitely feel more natural and connected.

    Enjoy!
     
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    MOC221_

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    Who here did the dremel mod on the accumulator?

    Any advice? I'm thinking of doing that on my '19 rather than re-plumbing it.
     
  12. Sep 11, 2019 at 4:43 PM
    Melmantaco

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    I just fabed a brake line. Super easy and then you can convert back if you ever need to. Bleeding is super easy
     
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  13. Sep 11, 2019 at 4:46 PM
    Shellshock

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    Pretty sure @M1Awolf was the first one to do it
     
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  14. Sep 11, 2019 at 4:48 PM
    MOC221_

    MOC221_ Not the Ginger

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    I did that on my current truck, so all good.
    With the dremel mod, it all goes back together looking stock.. no need to ever convert back IMO.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2019 at 5:14 PM
    M1Awolf

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    That would be me,super easy,it took me less than 45 minutes start to finish. Just clamp off the rubber line at the master cylinder under the hood,remove accumulator,dissemble,dremel,reassemble,install and bleed. Of course I turn wrenches for a living and have all the right tools and a lift to do it on:D
     
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  16. Sep 11, 2019 at 5:29 PM
    MOC221_

    MOC221_ Not the Ginger

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    Right on, thanks for the advice. I have a flare nut wrench set and access to a lift, all worked out good when I did the ADM on my 16. Looking for a more stealthy solution this time :thumbsup:
    One question, how much "meat" is there that I can channel out between the two holes in the accumulator? Did you ever take a pic of the job you did?
     
  17. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:14 PM
    M1Awolf

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    No I didn't get a pic of the finished job but when you get it apart you will see how much meat you can trim away. You can safely go the depth of the existing holes and about 1/8" to 1/4" wide;)
     
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  18. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:49 PM
    tonered

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    Agreed.

    @MOC221_ , check out the pics in the 1st post.
     
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  19. Sep 12, 2019 at 3:20 AM
    MOC221_

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    Yep, thanks Tony.

    I'll try and be a big boy today and actually search for stuff :anonymous:
     
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  20. Sep 12, 2019 at 4:44 AM
    MOC221_

    MOC221_ Not the Ginger

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    Welp, here’s my trial run on the Ginger’s Accumulator. It’ll probably be a backup, bc as you can see the corrosion messed with the o-ring sealing surface..

    4B2340A9-39BD-436C-942C-D0D706F5C220.jpg
     
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