by Michael Decipha Ponthieux
Last Updated: 2017-09-06
Online / Remote tuning is the MOST ACCURATE method of tuning a vehicle. You DO NOT need to purchase tuning software to utilize this service
on most all 1983 - 2004 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles (excluding CAN-BUS ecu's.) However, you must have hardware to interface your ecu to upload tunes. This is best achieved
Moates QuarterHorse from MOATES.NET.
You can also utilize this service with a
Tweecer / Tweecer RT from STKR, or any generic OBD-II datalogging
device for 1996 and newer vehicles. To begin, submit a VEHICLE INFO SHEET and you will be contacted after I have reviewed it.
If your not going to be actively tuning it or logging after the fact you can sell the QH when we're done tuning her, they sell for $200 used so you can recoupe a few bucks.
If you have a near stock setup I also offer a loaner QH as well, you pay a $250 deposit and I ship out one of my spare QHs. Then when we are done dialing her in
you ship the QH back and I shoot u back the funds along with a chip to replace the QH for $65. If you decide you want to keep it which most do as I've never got a
QH back before to date then no worries.
Unrestricted Developmental Support
If you have an uncommon ecu that does not currently have tuning support and would like to have custom tuning support to modify your tune yourself, you can elect to have me disassemble
and create a definition fille for your strategy to provide custom DIY self-tuning support not only for you but for everyone else that follows down your path afterward. You will be 'grandfathered' in as the primary supporter of the effort
and will be given new updates as they become available. This service is provided for an additional $150. Keep in mind, this is not neccessary to tune an uncommon ecu even if you do not
choose to have full open source developemental support. This is not required if you have an uncommon ecu, but it is a SIGNIFICANT help to not only you and everyone after you but for me as well.
If you do wish to go this route, I highly recommend sending the request in well in advance. This will expedite the process when the time comes and you won't be waiting for development.
A wideband is not always required but is ALWAYS recommended! I only recommend widebands that have a DIGITAL gauge, ANALOG ONLY gauges are far less accurate.
See THIS LINK in the PRE-TUNE Info for widebands and where to buy.
There are 3 primary steps to dialing in the tune.
Step 1 - Idle Tuning & Low Load Fuel
Step 2 - Part Throttle Fuel and Spark
Step 3 - WOT Fuel, Spark, Load Scaling
Step 4 - Verify Calibration and Fine Tune Adjustments
The average time frame to get the vehicle completely dialed in can vary significantly. However, the tune will usually be dialed in enough
for the vehicle to be safely daily driven after step 2 is completed (usually within' 2 days or sometimes from the get go). In unlikely circumstances,
depending upon scheduling, weather, engine tunability, communication errors, engine issues, diagnostics, etc.. this process can take longer, but the
tuning doesn't stop until the engine is completely dialed in. In most cases the tune is usually 95% dialed in within 3 days or less.
All Datalogs will be sent via the Tune Repository through the forum INCLUDING DATALOGS which MUST be ZIPPED. Do not send large files or datalogs WITHOUT ZIPPING first.
Unzipped .CSV files are prohibited on the forum and it will not allow uploading.
How do we get started?
- Fill out and submit the VEHICLE INFO SHEET. You must be a member of the forum to proceed with the tuning process.
If you are not currently a member then CLICK HERE to register.
NOTE: NEVER SEND DATALOGS THROUGH EMAIL.
For ease of communication and for record keeping so everything stays organized and together, you will send all datalogs through the forum in your own Private Tune
Progress thread under the Premium Member Tune Repository subforum.
- If you hadn't already go ahead and sign up on the EFIDynoTuning Forum, you will need to be a member to
access your startup tune and updates.
- Send your payment of either $450 (+3% $465.90) or $600 (+3% 618.56) to email@example.com
you are responsible for all paypal fee's.
All contributions go toward maintaining, updating, and adding content to the forum and website, all contributions are greatly appreciated
and aid in the continuing effort of open source DIY tuning for everyone. All monetary contributions will be reflected by member level status.
After your payment has been processed your account will be upgraded accordingly and PREMIUM MEMBERS will gain access to the tune repository
with your own private tune progress thread. This is most ideal to keep all communications in an easy to follow listing with a break down of the steps
needed to get your vehicle dialed in and the specific tune changes to go along with it. Your final tune will also be kept in your private thread
as a pemanent backup, in the case of a laptop crash or laptop replacment you will always have access to your tune anytime anywhere.
- In the meantime, check over the PRE-TUNE INFO to verify there are no discrepancies.
Cam, Head, Intake, Injector, Distributor, MAF, and all other equipment selections you have on your setup can be adjusted for in the tune. The
PRE-TUNE Information is provided to verify that you have sufficient fuel and air supporting mods for your specific combination and that nothing is
Custom Tuning Software
It it highly recommended to use TunerPro RT if you have a quarterhorse and your vehicle is supported by decipha.
In-depth details can be found in the Getting Started Write Up by CLICKING HERE.
Typically, it usually takes about 4-5 iterations to get the vehicle 95% of the way dialed in, well enough to beat on,
if the car is sound and theres no problems within' 3-4 days is typical. Cold starts, dashpot, startup enrichment, and isc
multiplier can take quite a bit to dial in but is all non critical and doesnt affect performance any.
But what about a Dyno?
check out the Dyno Tuning Facts page to see if dyno tuning or remote tuning is right for you.
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