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2016+ Toyota Tacoma V6 ECU Tuning Alpha Release

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by OVTune, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Jan 10, 2019 at 7:55 PM
    SpeySquatch

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    Which version you running?
     
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  2. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    You know, a lot of the issues with a 91/93 tune & gas that works fine/better with the 87 tune might just be the station/distributor ripping people off by selling 87 or whatever as 91/93.
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    Good point!
     
  4. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    Holy shit I just ordered the 2018+ auto tune. It was really hard for me to drop that kinda cash, but I pretty much said fuk it. I spent a shit ton of money on the truck and I plan on keeping it a long time. So yeah. Can't wait to get my kit. What's the average lead time from order date to getting my kit at my doorstep? I am im the midwest.

    So excited. I hope it is as good as everyone says it is.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:40 PM
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    Flashed to 87 tonight (from 91) and yah, there’s definitely something weird going on because 87 seems to drive better out of the box. Going to give it a solid comparison on the same commute tomorrow.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:46 PM
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    I would plan on a few weeks before you actually have the tune AND files in hand. If it happens sooner, all the better! It's worth the wait.
     
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  7. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:10 PM
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    I’ve been running the 1.05 since after Xmas on a 2018 in Canada and it’s perfect. 1.04 is more balls but 1.05 is great. No surge, idle stumble, no problems, rattles or trolls. Just my 2c.
    Thanks again @OVTune for a great product.
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:15 PM
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    Go to the first post of this thread and download the dongleless instructions. You can do everything up to connecting the Tactrix cable up to the truck. When you receive your Tactrix cable in the mail, connect it to the truck, Identify your ECU and send OVTune another email. OVTune will email you tune files and you will be ready to flash. This will expedite the process greatly.
     
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  9. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:53 PM
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    So, I tow pretty often. 19' travel trailer, 3800lbs fully loaded, and I travel out west quite a bit.
    I want the higher octane tune for towing purposes.
    (flashing 1.05 tomorrow I can't wait)

    65% of the time I can get 93 octane.

    Anyway, is it better to go with the 93 tune and use 91 when I must, or go with the 91 tune and use 93 when only 89 or 93 are available?

    What's the consensus here when your specific tune octane isn't available, use the next lower or higher octane?

    (Even if I got a handheld, I really don't to be reflashing every time I can't find my specific octane).
     
  10. Jan 10, 2019 at 10:50 PM
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    87 is a peach.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2019 at 10:52 PM
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    Per Mat, you need to run the octane of the tune or HIGHER, not LOWER. To do so risks pinging, knocking, and bye bye pistons.
    :spending:
     
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  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 12:13 AM
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    I'm seeing the same with mine on 1.05 91.
     
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  13. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:17 AM
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    there is another step in there for emailing information to OVTune.
    1. Download and read the instructions, reread them a couple times. Note the disabling of ALL your anti virus software or create exceptins.
    2. It should take about 1 week to get your kit from Mat.
    3. Get your truck ECU info and email Mat that info, expect 1-3 BUSINESS days for a reply.
    4. You'll get a registration key number, use this and get more info off your truck to email Mat, expect 1-3 BUSINESS days for a reply.
    5. Your tunes will be in the third email, should be 4 in total, 87, 91, 93 and stock
    6. Flash the desired tune to your truck.

    In total expect the process to take about 2 weeks max, this will also depend on how busy he is finishing up his roll out of the last 1.05 files for AT stragglers and the redheaded bastard stepchildren with MT's.
     
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    Did we ever get the new 1.05 dyno results from that independent shop?
     
  15. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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    I am still waiting on them.
     
  16. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    In order for the dyno results to be accurate the truck has to be dyno'ed bone stock, flashed 1.05 87, driven 300+miles then dynoed and so on and so forth. The tunes really adapt and learn after a few hundred miles. Even the first 100 miles the truck feels different from the first drive off after flashing. Also, gear lock capability for 4th gear (1:1) input to output shaft ratio is required I could only presume would be necessary.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    if you tow and run the 93 tune but only have 91 in the tank you may have problems.

    if you weren't towing you'd be fine if light on the throttle but i'm not sure if mat programmed the ecu to pull timing enough under load if the octane level is too low for the 93 tables.

    edit: or keep some octane booster with you
     
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  18. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:08 AM
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    needs to be the same dyno too. every dyno reads differently.
     
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  19. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:09 AM
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    @OVTune my assumption would be that with flashing an 87 version of the tune, the ECU will still make essentially the same timing advance adjustments for 93 as it would on a stock calibration, correct? Or is there any fine tuning in the 87 what would result in less advance for premium fuel than on stock when running the 87 version?
     
  20. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:16 AM
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    lol @ learning after 300 miles.
     

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