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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. Sep 2, 2020 at 12:39 PM
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    ihatemytruck

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    Weird, I just flashed this morning with alt settings and a couple other things, worked just fine.
     
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  2. Sep 2, 2020 at 12:39 PM
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    I've been looking into this for some time and could not make sense out of it.
    I have 2.0 set to 2700 low ( but there is that weird value 25600.78 for low and high) and 3650 for high.
    But in real live, ACIS activates at 2420-2460 rpms. In some case It would stay opened for 30 sec, causing effect of hang rpms.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2020 at 12:56 PM
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    I just went through it all again and it flashed fine...so I dunno what I did based on my steps. I am getting old though. 14.7 before any the load (lights/AC). On to accel tweaks this weekend..
     
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  4. Sep 2, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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    That's alright. Just the other day, I was getting flash failures. Both the front doors were open. We closed them and got a flash successful. I asked if having the doors open was a problem, and folks said no. LoL!
     
  5. Sep 2, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    Yeah, I was concerned but it was my first .vft. You never forget your first.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2020 at 1:08 PM
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    So true!
     
  7. Sep 2, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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    Question for y'all, I'm an og dongle crew who traded in And has 04b04 ecu and it's tune pack in VFT

    If I want to flash other ecu ids, I need the credits for vft but do I also need to buy a tune pack for that ecu? I'm slightly confused about the tunes for other ids.

    Sorry if this has been asked already
     
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  8. Sep 2, 2020 at 4:18 PM
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    The bit flags for ACIS are bits to activate/deactivate the sensor all together for each mode. Don't mess with them unless you don't want ACIS to work at all
    On the AT it should be 1, not 25600.xx, I'll check that
     
  9. Sep 2, 2020 at 4:20 PM
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    Hey, Mat.

    @Shellshock was talking about 04B14 for the MTs. :D
     
  10. Sep 2, 2020 at 4:35 PM
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    @MOC221_ is 04b41 (19 MT)
    I am 04b14 (17 MT)

    should they both be set the the same (25600.78)? @MOC221_ is set to 1
     
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  11. Sep 2, 2020 at 4:46 PM
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    It's suppose to show "1" in the software so I'm checking why it shows that for AT
     
  12. Sep 2, 2020 at 5:08 PM
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    I think the issue is with the latest vf version.
    Before that , STOCK b04 had 1 for low and high. I updated vf a few days ago and it affected STOCK file.
     
  13. Sep 2, 2020 at 5:32 PM
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    Know one seems to know the answer to that.

    @OVTune
    Whether we are an old Flash Kit customer with vF Tuner or a new vF Tuner customer, If we get the Tacoma 3.5 vF Tune Pack will that be something we only need to get once? If we purchase additional vF Tuner Credits to unlock another ECU ID, will that only allow stock tune editing or does that give us the access to your Tune Pack for the additional ECU ID?
     
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  14. Sep 2, 2020 at 6:10 PM
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    I would check your ACIS is not malfunctioning, as we have had reports from some people that they become caked in sludge from the PCV.
     
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    Good to know, but 19800 was just fine...
     
  16. Sep 2, 2020 at 8:36 PM
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    I always thought of the cigarette lighter socket as being a good source to tap in to the wiring for a voltage gauge, shy of going directly to the battery (which is best). It is on it's own fuse and circuit, usually.

    Today I tested the voltage Key On Engine Off and Key On Engine On. I let it settle for about five minutes in each test.

    Here are the results with a Multi-Meter vs OBD Fusion vs Cigarette Lighter Volt Meter.

    I gave the Multi-Meter an extra digit to the right of the decimal point, if I didn't all readings would have been identical. I usually rely on Fluke Meters. This Craftsman Meter is affordable and I mostly bought it for the High DC Amp Clamp not found in most Multi-Meters, for verifying high loads.

    All said and done this item from Amazon seems to be doing a good job, is very affordable and you can take it easily from car to car (no, I don't have any affiliattion with this product in any way, shape, or form, LOL).

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C5H7VPT

    Key On Engine Off:
    Off A.jpg
    Off B.jpg
    Off C.jpg

    Key On Engine On:
    On A.jpg
    On B.jpg
    On C.jpg
     
  17. Sep 2, 2020 at 10:15 PM
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    Interesting. I have seen variance in the past when the motor was running.

    Great work!

    :cheers:
     
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  18. Sep 2, 2020 at 11:48 PM
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    this and that...
    i got tired of waiting so i ended up putting premium (92) today. still had maybe a good 1/4 tank left of that efree (89) in the tank. booted up the laptop, put my virus pro on idle, and loaded up vftuner; one speed, none of this deleting the shortcut and reinstalling because mcafee got its feelings hurt. popped in prem superfob and away we go. flashing went very quick and seamless compared to the first time i did it. during my inital ride i probably caught whiplash turning onto the street cause i forgot to turn off my sb. i was pretty taken aback tbh. turned down sb some so i could get a handle of what im dealing with lol. feels very good. again, i love the fact that the vvti changeover is gone; just nice steady pull all the way up the powerband. by the end of my inital run, ive gotten acclimated to the way the truck behaves and set my sb back to sport9. truck now has bipolar tendencies. if youre just cruising, its nice and humble, just as if you were driving a stock taco. if you need to get on it for whatever reason, it snaps and punches it till you let off the gas. of course everyones driving experience is different. what works for me doesnt work for someone else, and the same could even be said with the way ovt interacts with the truck itself. my build was made for the streets. other builds such as overland, offroad, or even mall crawlers, might not fare the same way just cause all that extra weight that goes in to make it what it is. is flashing to prem superfob worth it? i think so. you can tell the difference right off the bat. i will say though. its not as an extreme difference going from reg superfob to prem superfob as it is going from stock (inital flash) to reg superfob.

    edit: oh. what is the whole adjusting the voltage all about? i seen a few conversations about it. whats the perk of fooling around with that?
     
  19. Sep 3, 2020 at 12:10 AM
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    for AGM batteries. So they are fully charged.
     
  20. Sep 3, 2020 at 12:22 AM
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    seems like a lot of people here in hawai'i are finding out about your product only now. wont be surprised if you get a whole bunch of orders from hawai'i residents in the upcoming weeks
     
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