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Old 02-26-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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FVD ECU FLASH results

Just finished loading the "tuned" file that I received from FVD to my ecu.

There is no noticeable difference in the throttle or the car's performance.

The only thing I noticed was that they did get the rev limiter raised to 7400 versus the 7200 factory setting.

So far $500, wasted.

I will put the car on the dyno this week. possibly twice. I am thinking about flashing ecu back to the original file while at the dyno. If I can get 4 pulls.
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:46 PM   #2
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Well that sucks People spoke highly of that tune to. Maybe the dyno will tell a different story than your backside?
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:49 PM   #3
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Well that sucks People spoke highly of that tune to. Maybe the dyno will tell a different story than your backside?
that's why I said so far. Maybe its me.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:39 PM   #4
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After installing the FVD software in my vehicle, I could discern a marked improvement in throttle response. That is to say, that the throttle response felt noticeably more linear and consistent throughout the "powerband". Unfortunately, some enthusiasts expect that re-mapping the ecu suddenly makes their vehicle feel like 100 hp has just been added. That is simply not the case. Like many performance upgrades, the actual increase in performance can sometimes be subtle or incremental. I would recommend driving your vehicle some more, particularly under various driving conditions, and see how it performs.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:07 PM   #5
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Dyno It!!

Has anyone ever noticed how better your car drives and feels when its clean!! Just our perception!!

Put it on the Dyno!! That will tell the truth!!
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:38 PM   #6
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Has anyone ever noticed how better your car drives and feels when its clean!! Just our perception!!

Put it on the Dyno!! That will tell the truth!!
Well, some members can rely on their "butt" dyno to give them a good indication of power. I for one, have incredibly sensitive "cheeks" that, believe it or not, can readily detect power increases in one horsepower increments.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:43 PM   #7
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It's a good job you included the to your last post JD, otherwise people would get the wrong "impression" of your cheek sensitivity.....
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Be sure and watch The adventures of Johnny Danger, bionic butt cheek boy in "where did my horsepower go"!
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:04 AM   #9
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I've been building "cheek" strength for awhile now using my Jane Fonda workout tape. My goal is to some day be able to crack walnuts. Right now I am able to tackle peanuts, the styrofoam ones.
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Has anyone ever noticed how better your car drives and feels when its clean!! Just our perception!!

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nope, it is actually a much smoother ride, really.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:23 PM   #11
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update 3-3-10

Scheduled dyno for this Friday 0900. The car has been running great. I think it will put down more than 246 rwhp this time.

and on a positive note i've been driving the car for 3 days now and the usual rear 02 CEL's are gone.

they disappeared when I flashed the tuned file and have yet to return.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:24 AM   #12
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Scheduled dyno for this Friday 0900. The car has been running great. I think it will put down more than 246 rwhp this time.

and on a positive note i've been driving the car for 3 days now and the usual rear 02 CEL's are gone.

they disappeared when I flashed the tuned file and have yet to return.

Sounds like a dramatic improvement in one's outlook has occurred. Let us know what the dyno results show.
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Sounds like a dramatic improvement in one's outlook has occurred. Let us know what the dyno results show.
it's really hard for me to tell. I've had some fast straight line cars (1800lb curb weight on 15 lbs of boost). sometimes the boxster feels really slow and other times not to bad. like from a 5 mph roll in 1st. I think its just me. will see tommorow.
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update post dyno

All I can say right now is Bad news. my initial feelings about the car were correct.

FVD is currently working with me to correct the situation. I will not post the results unless they refuse to 1. resolve the situation or 2. refund money.

hopefully, I will have new dyno results next week sometime.
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So--how bad is it?
do you have dyno reading before the flash?
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So--how bad is it?
do you have dyno reading before the flash?
Yes, I do have dyno sheets and video. before and after flash.
http://www.987forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21061&highlight=NHP

And yes its bad negative gains in HP and Torque. all I can say now. waiting for them to get back to me.
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will have stock tune file dyno results tommorow night.
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will have stock tune file dyno results tommorow night.
What did they say exactly? Try the stock tune again? Did they offer to modify the profile on their tune?
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Disappointing to say the least.
Thanks for saving me some money. I was going to buy that flash.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:07 PM   #20
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What did they say exactly? Try the stock tune again? Did they offer to modify the profile on their tune?
yes, Re-flashed with the stock tune file and re-gained HP and TQ. tuned file was dyno'd 3/5 and stock file dyno'd 3/10. same dyno, same gas used, etc.

Just wanted to be %100 percent sure because I was going off last summer's stock file dyno. The dyno' time is starting to equal the cost of the damn software.

I am sending the results to them tonight. dyno sheets and Videos. I don't know what there plan is. I hope they will continue to work with me as they have been very good so far. I don't want to throw them under the bus yet. They may have an answer. We will see.
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