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Old 12-07-2004, 20:32   #1 (permalink)
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Something that i have not thought about in regards to the flash tuning of my car is after we finally get the tuner, have the mod done,what then happens if the car has too go back to the blue oval for computer related issue ie:o2 sensor fault or something involving accessing the data logger.Is there the ability by a dealer to access or to erase what has been setup,resulting in the car having to go back to a tuning house (another $1300 odd dollars) to have it all done again.

Or is it like a "NORMAL HOME PC",when you flash the thing it stays flashed.
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Something that i have not thought about in regards to the flash tuning of my car is after we finally get the tuner, have the mod done,what then happens if the car has too go back to the blue oval for computer related issue ie:o2 sensor fault or something involving accessing the data logger.Is there the ability by a dealer to access or to erase what has been setup,resulting in the car having to go back to a tuning house (another $1300 odd dollars) to have it all done again.

Or is it like a "NORMAL HOME PC",when you flash the thing it stays flashed.
This has been discussed at length. The Flash Tuner holds the factory flash and the tuned flash. You just connect the device, push the button and the flashes the ECU.

If the car has to go in for service - flash the factory tune - service center does anything (including flash updating ECU) then just reconnect your flasher press a button.
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This has been answered heaps of time.. The hand comtroller actually carries your standard tune in it. You just have to reflash your standard tune if u have dealer issues from what ive gathered anyways
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This has been answered heaps of time.. The hand comtroller actually carries your standard tune in it. You just have to reflash your standard tune if u have dealer issues from what ive gathered anyways

Thats fine im new to this so im just updating my own mind of what is involved,so does it need to go back to the tuning house to have the FACTORY TUNE put back in or is it onboard.

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Thats fine im new to this so im just updating my own mind of what is involved,so does it need to go back to the tuning house to have the FACTORY TUNE put back in or is it onboard.

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The hand held flasher unit holds multiple tunes (3 I think). One of which is usually your factory tune. You can do this yourself in about 20 seconds. Connect the cable, press a button and hey presto done.

When you want your performance tune back, connect the cable, change the flasher unit for your performance tune and press a button.
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What if you have a fault, and reflash the comp with the factory settings before taking it back to the dealer, is the fault code erased.
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What if you have a fault, and reflash the comp with the factory settings before taking it back to the dealer, is the fault code erased.
Possibly. However i've never and i mean NEVER had a ford service center be able to get any meaningful information out of the fault codes anyway (if any where present to start with).

So I wouldn't be concerned too much with losing this information. Though the SCT guys should be able to answer this better.
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What if you have a fault, and reflash the comp with the factory settings before taking it back to the dealer, is the fault code erased.
Yes. The act of flashing erases all Keep-Alive-Memory which includes the area where codes are stored.

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oh like, "abuse codes" ? mwhahahhah
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Yes. The act of flashing erases all Keep-Alive-Memory which includes the area where codes are stored.

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