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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:08 pm 
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hi since my last post i have had my car taken to ford, they say the flash tuner has wiped my computer and they cant do much more but put new one in (they cant connect to my computer). any suggestions? thanx
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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:55 pm 
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Flash it back to stock using your flash tuner.
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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:03 pm 
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it wont download back to stock settings, the flash tuner wont connect to the computer, ford said their diagnostic trouble code tool wont connect either. they pretty certain the computer has been wiped, is it possible for c.a.p.a to have stuffed up the custom tune in the first place.
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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:44 pm 
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It's hard to tell without knowing exactly what they did. Did they open the ECU case at all?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:19 pm 
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not that i know of, i think they just tryied to do a diagnostic test and couldnt connect to the computer in any way, and are assuming the computer has been wiped
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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:20 pm 
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not that i know of, i think they just tryied to do a diagnostic test and couldnt connect to the computer in any way, and are assuming the computer has been wiped
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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:52 pm 
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Does the current capa tune work? I'd talk to capa about it; maybe they have the ability to lock their tunes?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:19 am 
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You can't open the PCM on BA-up vehicles...they are glued shut. Besides no one at a ford dealership will know what they're looking at even if they did get inside.
I've seen this before with sct stuff unfortunately. It could be a CAN problem but usually if you've flashed the PCM it is where the problems lie. If the programming procedure was interrupted or there was a problem with the calibration being corrupt it will screw the whole system up. crapa may have to fix it for you.
Does the car run?
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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:58 pm 
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yeh ford didnt help much at all, i have removed the pcm and going to send that and the flash tuner to herrod motorsports, the programmed seemed to have uploaded properly everything looked good and installed good, the car did drive for bout 60kms then stopped. if the calibration was corrupt or there was an interruption in the programming procedure would the car have run at first? i cant get my head around it. capa seem pretty helpful for now, are they likely to try and wipe their hands of it. lol crapa....
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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:52 pm 
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yeh ford didnt help much at all, i have removed the pcm and going to send that and the flash tuner to herrod motorsports, the programmed seemed to have uploaded properly everything looked good and installed good, the car did drive for bout 60kms then stopped. if the calibration was corrupt or there was an interruption in the programming procedure would the car have run at first? i cant get my head around it. capa seem pretty helpful for now, are they likely to try and wipe their hands of it. lol crapa....


Being CAPA have been banned from importing SCT gear for what they've been doing. I wouldn't like my chances of them helping.

IMHO if it worked after the flash, then died afterwards, something else is wrong, not the flash process.

 

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I agree with datamine. Did you play or anyone try to do anything with the computer during those 60 or so km?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:10 pm 
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nah never played with flash tuner or anythin during the 60kms, i only uploaded the custom tune from capa, i never played around with anythin in the tuner. i have removed the pcm and sent it and the tuner to herrod motorsport. y was capa banned from doing anythin with the flash tuners what were they doin.
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Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:27 pm 
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CAPA were openly breaking SCTs contractual rules. By enabling the reselling of used flash boxes.

A tuner used to be able to unlock a flash box when the car it was locked to was reflash with the factory tune. CAPA was unlocking locked boxes without the necessary flash back to factory. Now thanks to them a 2nd hand flash box is essentially a paperweight as no one can unlock them now.

(so don't buy a 2nd hand flash box)

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:15 pm 
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oh rito, well no dramas there it a new one, i'll wait to here from rob herrod and i will let ya's know what he says. i have told capa that worst case they are going to be up for a new computer, i was speaking to tony who owns capa and he seemed ok about it, thanx everyone for the help and comments.
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Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:44 pm 
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those computers have known internal connection problems have you tryed prouring hot boiled water over the computer

 

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