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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. Apr 9, 2020 at 1:21 PM
    Shellshock

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    :hattip:

    With 1.05 FOB and 2.0 Base and SFOB, the Taco is fun and has delivered whether hauling people, loads in the bed, or with my small trailer. Raptor power would certainly be hella fun, but I don't need it. The TT kit price is certainly reasonable.

    My big wait and see is about towing a heavy trailer. About 75% of the gross allowed. If it tows well enough, then I might be good to go without FI?
     
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  3. Apr 9, 2020 at 1:29 PM
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    You still intending to stay on that preorder list that had been going around?
     
  4. Apr 9, 2020 at 1:31 PM
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    that depends on when I have a paycheck incoming again.
     
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  5. Apr 9, 2020 at 1:38 PM
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    That's a significantly valid consideration.
     
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    :rofl:
     
  7. Apr 9, 2020 at 1:39 PM
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    Dang I didn’t know it was that big of a difference! Will it be CARB compliant? Here in CA we have to get smog checked and I’m worried something not CARB compliant will make me fail and not get my registration renewed. Our epa laws stink out here!

    Also, will the TT leave my truck stranded if it or a component of it fails? Magnuson said there’s can fail and your still engine is still fine and works like any other N/A engine, which makes me feel better.
    But man at the TT price, I can do that and have a bunch of $$ left over compared to the SC.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2020 at 1:45 PM
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    Ovtune setup will not be CARB. Too much $ and politics to do that for a small business. I'm sorry you live in CA, my only suggestion is to move.

    Both scenarios are highly dependent on what the failure mode was.....
     
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  9. Apr 9, 2020 at 2:44 PM
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    A couple thousand miles on 2.0 93 FOB (or whatever it's called, I've forgotten now) and I like it so much this is only my second time back to the thread since flashing. I genuinely look forward to driving my truck these days. Still some rev hang from first to second, but I'll live with it compared to how amazing everything else is. Solid job @OVTune very well done :)
     
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  10. Apr 9, 2020 at 3:10 PM
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  11. Apr 10, 2020 at 8:11 AM
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    2.0 SFOB OV tune, ADM, MESO v4,stage 1 tail,maps and dome,etc
    Finally updated to 0471, tech stream kicked my ass getting it installed, as the copy paste the zip file over the main menu file was a little unclear. Once I got past that it was a five minute rewrite, them put premium SFOB in again.
    Not sure if it’s just initial excitement, but the truck seems to be far better with the upgraded tsb tune as a base. Kicking myself in the ass for not doing this a year ago. Second gear rubber is a thing now.

    thanks OVTune.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2020 at 8:17 AM
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    It sounds like you flashed with TS V12? If so, that version won't allow you to do customization and diagnostics. If you want to be able to do that, @lapoltba and I have TS V14 shared in our signatures. It is a slightly different PITA to install, but will work with even 2020 Tacos.
     
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    It’s much less of a pain in the ass than v12
     
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    The antivirus thing seem to be troublesome still. Also, I have heard from folks getting a 30 use countdown. From my own experience there, an uninstall / reinstall seems to take care of that.

    Either way, it is was worth the effort over and over between flashing the TSB tune and the customizations.
     
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  15. Apr 10, 2020 at 8:43 AM
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    I know it's a dead horse, but dang I wish I could put this 2.0 tune on my truck.
     
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    I turned av off lol I wouldn’t know
     
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    I had no problems flicking it off and on, but usually there is more than one setting that needs to be disabled for it to go smoothly.
     
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  19. Apr 10, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    2.0 SFOB OV tune, ADM, MESO v4,stage 1 tail,maps and dome,etc
    V14, I tried a couple times, may have missed a step,but could not get it going till I did the file swap? The other thing with mine is the key would not copy so I had to enter the bazillion digit code manually. It’s all good, just took some time which I have way too much of these days.
    Not interested in any customization features, just very happy to be on the updated tsb file as a base for the tunes.
    In hindsight OVTune should have only released tunes for the latest tsb and cut his workload in half
     
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  20. Apr 10, 2020 at 9:02 AM
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    Interesting. There is no file swap with V14. That was the V12 trick.

    For the code, you have to chose North America code and the other step that I am forgetting. It has been a while and I only did it once.

    As long as your good to go, that's all that matters. Enjoy the new tunes.
     
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