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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. Mar 25, 2020 at 12:52 PM
    smiles2

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    What’s the timeline look like for getting a response to an id submission?
     
  2. Mar 25, 2020 at 1:31 PM
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    I took my MT 2016 to Mountain States Toyota, in Denver, explained the update, explained this thread, and they refused to plug the truck into Techstream. "It says it's only for an automatic, so we're not going to do it." They said I could pay an hourly rate to have it done. It was a frustrating morning, after a two hour wait. I may try it with my Tactrix cable, just nervous to do it myself and have no warranty coverage...
     
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  3. Mar 25, 2020 at 1:36 PM
    Shellshock

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    Do it yourself. Tons of us have

    all the files you need are in @tonered signature

    only took me 20 minutes start to finish. Including finding and setting up the software.
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2020 at 1:39 PM
    cseigh

    cseigh It's time for the smug face!!!!

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    Apparently I was in the right place at the right time. Was considering this tune among other with tax return money and jumped on the clearance price. Looking forward to getting my kit!
     
  5. Mar 25, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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    It is definitely not worth wasting the time at the dealer.

    The effect on your warranty is no different between applying the TSB tune or OVT.
     
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  6. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:05 PM
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    Sounds like my luck with MESO mods. I feel for you buddy :goingcrazy:
     
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  7. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:17 PM
    Karminski

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    I couldn't talk my :censored: stealership lack-of-service department into the TSB for my MT either.

    I ended up paying the hourly rate (for about 10 minutes work). Then I later ended up loading TS on my laptop and was able to change several settings like the blinkers and buzzers. I really should have saved the time and frustration and done the TSB myself. I probably could have afforded another mod :goingcrazy:

    It's not straight forward and can be frustrating on its own but it's not impossible to get through. Lots of good folks (@tonered, @lapoltba, @Shellshock, etc.) to help too.
     
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  8. Mar 25, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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    Wow, took some time off from here only to come back to a whirlwind post by Mat. Good thing 2.0 is out and I'm 99% sure I will keep the fob tune and base tune forever. Might look into vf tuner once more info is out, but really why? 2.0 is solid.
     
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  9. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:00 PM
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    Phew I’m finally back again, I see there is a 2.0 tune! I haven’t tuned my truck in long time, think I’m still running 1.03b or maybe 1.04 :/ I definitely have to relearn to do this. So my flash manager version 1.0 didn’t look like the instructions now on the website. Downloaded it again and see that it’s now 1.0.4 which looks like the version from the website. I downloaded the “GrdDrivers” again for good measure and then followed the instructions on the site to clear local data in flash manager and download new tunes. I see the superfob 2.0 (super excited to try it) and moved that to my OVtune folder.

    This is where I have a question, it says put “NO” under dongle tab. Which I do have one, so I’m going to leave it to yes unless there are other special instructions I’m not aware of? I didn’t see anything else on the site unless I overlooked it. Also, because I downloaded the new flash manager, do I have to register my kit with OV again? Or is the fact that I registered it before saved in that little USB connected to my computer? I never saw anything about Pcm” listed in instructions, and that’s something I still have too. If I simply plug in my laptop to my truck it should all be good?

    Hoping someone with the old dongle kit who has done this can shed some light, thanks guys!
     
  10. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:15 PM
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    All you need to do is download flash manager. Click update. Goto the menu and select dongle. Then download your files and flash. They’ll have a .pcm extension.

    Then go flash your truck. Nothing else you need to do. No registration or other updates.
     
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  11. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:27 PM
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    Thanks for the quick reply! Going to give it a go tomorrow!
     
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  12. Mar 26, 2020 at 4:39 AM
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    No...

    NOW!
     
  13. Mar 26, 2020 at 7:55 AM
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    Might want to include a bit more info ;)

    Uninstall all previous versions of flash manager,download newest flash manger from this link.https://www.ovtuned.com/blogs/news/flash-manager-1-3-0-released-with-new-logger

    Clear all stored data and install all software (under first tab) click update,select your year ect. and then under flashing select legacy software and pick your file.
     
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  14. Mar 26, 2020 at 8:06 AM
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    oh.. yeah.. i missed he part where he downloaded the old version. i assumed being 1.03 / 1.04 he didn't have it
     
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  15. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:45 AM
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    I've been looking at getting the OVTune setup recently, looks like I may have both lucked out and gotten unlucky on my timing. I like the idea of the user editable tunes through the vF Tuner and it seems like it will be a lower total price than previous. But also unlucky since I have to wait an unknown amount of time to make it a reality.

    My question that I didn't see answered (might've missed it) is if the 2.0 tunes are going to be the example tunes in the vF Tuner version.
     
  16. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:50 AM
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    Yes. They will be example tunes:
     
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  17. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:41 AM
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    Good info, thanks.
     
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  18. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    I got my truck tuned. Didn’t drive it yet. I didn’t realize I had to clear learn values until after I did it. Can I do it now? What will happen if I don’t?

    Thanks
     
  19. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:43 PM
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    You don’t have to do it. I never have. You only need to if you are having issues after flashing. You can do it any time but be aware if you do it, you need to idle 10 minutes and may get some strange behavior for the first 100 miles while it is initializing
     
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  20. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:46 PM
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