by Michael Decipha Ponthieux
Last Updated: 2019-10-08
Online / Remote tuning is the MOST ACCURATE method of tuning a vehicle. This also INCLUDES developing custom tuning software and support
for most 1983 - 2017 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles possibly saving you hundreds of dollars otherwise. However, you must have hardware to interface
your ecu to upload tunes.
See the Getting Started Write Up for more details.
|The following devices are currently supported.
|Year Range||Recommended Interface||Additionally Supported Interfaces
|2005-2020||Drewtech Mongoose ProFord||SCT||Sykes||**HPTuners
An SCT handheld device can also be used for 1996-current vehicles as well.
Sykes handhelds, Flash cables and limited **HPTuners support is available as well.
**HPTuners usually requires shipping me your PCM to flash the base tune prior to licensing / tuning!
- 1st) if you haven't already, you will need to register as a user on the EFIDynoTuning Forum.
The remote tuning service is an automated process that is performed through a private section of the forum reserved only to premium members.
- 2nd) Submit a *1-time $450 donation via paypal to email@example.com to upgrade your account to a premium membership. This donation is used to keep
the forum operational and to help aid in developing open source DIY support. Be sure to send your donation as gift only.
- 3rd) Fill out to the best of your knowledge the VEHICLE INFO SHEET. Again, this is an AUTOMATED process, click the submit
button at the bottom of the page and your information will automatically be added to the database. DO NOT copy and paste this information in to an email. Again,
the remote tuning process is completely automated. Email is not used.
- 4th) Once your information has been processed your account will be upgraded and your custom startup tune will be available in your private tune progress thread in
the premium member section of the forum. You will receive a private message through the forum informing you your custom tune is available.
Unrestricted Developmental Support
If you have an uncommon ecu that does not currently have tuning support it will be developed during this process.
I highly recommend submitting your donation and getting the tune started well in advance of when your project will be completed if this is the case.
Doing so will expedite the process when the time comes and you won't be waiting for development to start your vehicle once your project is complete.
A wideband is not always required but is ALWAYS recommended! I only recommend AEM DIGITAL widebands with the gauge. It is the most accurate wideband
available for the price. Never use a wideband with an ANALOG ONLY gauge as they are proven to be far less accurate.
See the PRE-TUNE Info Write Up for more details.
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 dialed in within a few revisions.
You will upload all datalogs through your private tune progress thread through the premium member section of the forum.
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 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 donation of $450 to firstname.lastname@example.org SEND AS A GIFT ONLY.
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 donation 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 replacement 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
All tuning will be provided through TunerPro RT.
In-depth details can be found in the Getting Started Write Up.
If using an SCT handheld device you will need the SCT device updater to upload .cef files to the handheld.
If using HPTuners or Sykes hardware you will need their software to write tunes.
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
compensation can take quite a bit to dial in but is 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.
If you are in the New Orleans area dyno tuning will be provided once the vehicle is dialed in. A dyno pull fee of +$100 will apply.
If you have additional vehicles to tune the 2nd is $300, 3rd is $150 and 4th and each there after is $100.
An additional tune progress thread for each vehicle will be created to keep everything organized.
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