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vF Tuner for the 3.5L Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Rafael@OVTune, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. Jul 30, 2020 at 9:29 AM
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    VB25

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    It still behaves like stock S mode (No GL) but it is using the tune. I noticed shifting is rougher with S mode too which doesn’t make any sense.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    OVTune
    To better, and faster, support our customers, starting in September we will only be responding to tickets directly related to:
    Vf tuner
    Vf tuner help / troubleshooting
    Tune packs,
    Installation and setup
    And other things directly about our product(s).

    Tickets or emails asking for suggestions, or platform support, requests for unrelated things, tire size recommendations, etc will just be given automatic responses or pointed to our FAQ.

    We hope by doing this we can get back to customers who need assistance.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2020 at 10:23 AM
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    Updated my ECU to 04B04 (thanks @tonered !!) and flashed the correct 2.0.
    I'm much happier than I was on 04B02 and 2.0. It's still not the dramatic change I was hoping for over stock, but I'm much happier than I was after my first flash.
    Now I just need 2.0 Actual final to be released, need that gearlock!
     
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  4. Jul 30, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    Speculating here: In vF tuner there are separate throttle limit tables for S mode and D mode, and a dedicated optimal transmission torque table for S mode. It could just be that the ECU needs some time running in S mode to adjust its learning values.

    Strangely, on the 04A61 stock file, throttle limits as a function of accelerator angle are lower in S mode than they are in D mode.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    2.0 Actual. I like that!

    You're welcome!

    :cheers:
     
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  6. Jul 30, 2020 at 10:36 AM
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    Good stuff! I just dropped a $1000 today on the tuner, the packs for the 3.5L, and a new laptop! After work I will pick up the computer and send over my registration info to you guys. After a year of debating I am happy to finally be getting this done. Keep up the hard work (Lord knows I am! lol) and thanks for the update.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2020 at 10:55 AM
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    Interesting that explains it. Not sure why It would be Set any different from “D”.... Once again I thought the tune was to minimize the unpredictability and weirdness of these trucks...
     
  8. Jul 30, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    I recall reading that the stock ECU uses a different shifting logic routine in S mode vs D mode (simpler routine in S mode), so different tables would be required. Perhaps there are also different learning values for each mode, so even if OV made the tables identical in 2.0 the trans would still have to learn to shift smoothly in both modes. I am really deep into the land of speculation here though. I think OV did a good job minimizing weirdness in 2.0, but Toyota went so far into left field it seems, it might not be possible to completely eliminate all weirdness short of a complete aftermarket ECU.
     
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  9. Jul 30, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    Allrighty, silly question but here goes......

    What do 04B02, 04B03, 04B04 refer to?
     
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  10. Jul 30, 2020 at 12:03 PM
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  11. Jul 30, 2020 at 1:02 PM
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    So those are Toyota numbers?
     
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  12. Jul 30, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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  14. Jul 30, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    Correct me if I am wrong please. If I am installing the Ovtune are all the most current TSB's included within the OV flash?
    Is there a reason to update to the latest TSB in the ECU and then flash with the tune packs? Or will I get the latest TSB's when I do the flash?
     
  15. Jul 30, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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    At this time, vF / OVT do not send tunes that will also flash to the latest TSB. In the past, @OVTune has said this:
    See the ECU Update link in my siggy for all the info and data.
     
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  16. Jul 30, 2020 at 2:48 PM
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    Yup I opened up the link you pm'd me. I get going on this before I flash the truck. Thank you!
     
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  17. Jul 30, 2020 at 2:49 PM
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    :cheers:

    You're welcome!

    It makes a noticeable difference for most folks.
     
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    Very noticeable. Before I update my ECU, I was not happy with 2.0. At all.
     
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    It is funny what updates can do!
     
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    I’m sure this has been covered, but I searched and gave up in trying to find a solution...

    I installed vf tuner and when trying to identify my ECU it has the option grayed out, meaning I can’t even select “Identify” to run the function. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled and I get the same thing every time. Thoughts?
     

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