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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. Oct 8, 2019 at 5:04 PM
    MOC221_

    MOC221_ Not the Ginger

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    What the hell do you mean IMPOSSIBLE? MAYBE? lol

    Git in that '18 Pro M/T, load up 87 FOB and try what @tonered said!

    35-40 mph in 6th @ ~ 1200 on back roads/small towns.... no problem maintaining speed and a quick flick to 3rd if you need power.

    FOB is absolutely killer for that... with our non-retarded gearing, that is!

    Oh and rip the fucking accumulator out of that thing... you'll thank us.
     
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  2. Oct 8, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    :hattip:

    Gratzie!
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    That's the benefit of MT. We can cruise around at that RPM all day if we wanted to be frugal on gas. I stay above 2k RPM. Every now and then though, I'll get stuck behind a Sunday driver going below 40MPH. Shifting to 6th and feathering the throttle will keep me from riding their ass.
     
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  4. Oct 8, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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    ^ yep

    1000-2500 is actually useful with the gearing in the MT
     
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  5. Oct 8, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    Indeed read that PDF. Maybe you knew, but I didn't know each cylinder has two fuel injectors - one direct (in the combustion chamber) the other port (in the intake manifold) in combination with the variable valve timing (Toyota says two types, unknown exactly what they mean) and ALL the other variables, ignition timing, fuel metering, temp, rpm, speed, gear, etc....interesting programing to say the least.
     
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  6. Oct 9, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    Hello to all well back at the trying to install my tune. I keep getting the message “gaurdant dongle not found. Make sure gaurdant connected to computer and latest driver installed.” Well I tried to install and still stuck! This is why I really wish I got a handheld device! Had this since July and new laptop and just a paper weight for now. I am not tech savvy one bit so maybe this is why the frustration is so high! Any help will be appreciated...
     
  7. Oct 9, 2019 at 12:43 PM
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    Are you using the correct software? You do NOT use pcmflahs unless you specifically have an old version dongle. you use P5Flash
     
  8. Oct 9, 2019 at 2:06 PM
    Pablo8

    Pablo8 Luigi Taco

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    Print Steps 1-3. Watch the video very closely. Read the steps write notes on them. Watch the video again and write notes on them. You will learn a lot and be ready.
     
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  9. Oct 9, 2019 at 3:46 PM
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    Thank you guys for the responses! I will give it a try soon had to walk away from it...
     
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  10. Oct 9, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    Yeah you just need to pay very close attention. Especially the last steps (Step 3 operations), that's the one you really need notes on. Don't forget to install the drivers. I had so many distractions that were not helpful. It's a bit of a pain for me to just be step by step, but you HAVE to.
     
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  11. Oct 9, 2019 at 7:38 PM
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    Can someone explain techstream and where i might get the software?
     
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  12. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    Techstream is the Toyota factory software program for vehicle diagnostics. One of the members here had a link in his signature line to the download page at one time. I can't remember who or if he still has the link posted.

    ETA it is Tonered and he has the link in his signature look up about 9 posts ;)

    ETA 2 if it is the same link that I used a couple weeks ago,when you get to the license key it has a scary popup screen,don't sweat it it is safe ;)
     
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  13. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:13 PM
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    Ok, UPS finally picked it up and its supposed to be here by Friday. I too stopped procrastinating and installed the Flash Manager and sent in my system ID for the license file today. What is the expected turn around time to receive the license file? I hope I have it soon!
     
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  14. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:27 PM
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    Links in my signature below.
     
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  15. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:29 PM
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    A few business days. The REG comes out of the UK.
     
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  16. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:44 PM
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    Any info on the download process? And how to link to tantrix cable?
     
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  17. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:54 PM
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    Just click the link and follow the prompts,I think his link might be the one with the scary license key page,don't sweat it it is safe. Make sure you have all the drivers and software loaded for the cable (if you have already tuned your truck these will be installed) and then open techstream,when you connect to the vehicle you select open port from the dropdown menu IIRc
     
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  18. Oct 9, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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    I downloaded the file but now when i try to open it the file is stopped by virus stuff. This is not quite as straight forward as led to be....
     
  19. Oct 9, 2019 at 9:36 PM
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    I wanted to say I am officially “Ovtuned” after many uncessful try’s and reading the instructions and watching videos. I finally was able to complete the tune!!! Thank you all for the kind responses and I downloaded the 87 base tune 1.05 and took it for a 30 mile drive and can tell a difference already:thumbsup: Wanted to try that out first and go from there:cheers:
     
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  20. Oct 10, 2019 at 2:52 AM
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    Ok absolutely true, it's not straight forward. It just isn't. There are little pieces missing here and there, but covered elsewhere. That doesn't mean impossible or even super tough. Just need unpressured time, an open and relaxed attitude, ability to step by step follow instructions and note exactly what you did (and what the response was).

    Turning off any antivirus stuff is very critical. One of the files looks like some very nasty PC virus and most AV software will be all over it. I DO think this is mentioned, and it's mentioned here multiple times to turn off AV.
     
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