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prefered scanner/ programmer by John DeHaan
Started on: 10-17-2013 08:25 AM
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Report this Post10-17-2013 08:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for John DeHaanSend a Private Message to John DeHaanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hi guys, I am new here and getting ready to start a new project. What I have is an 86 GT , a 97 Buick Regal with 3.8 SC engine, and a new F40 transmission.
What I am wondering is what are you fellows using for a code reader/ scanner? I would like to be able to program the factory ECUs for tuning purposes.
I have done many search's but was unable to find any definitive answers.
thanks,
Mongo


by the way, nice site!
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Report this Post10-17-2013 12:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Welcome to the Forum! This service is available from a few forum members.
I suppose they would not go out of their way to explain exactly how they do it.....
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Scanning = scanning
Programming = programming

Scanning <> Programming

I recommend that you have someone program your PCM. You can get it done for much less than the cost of getting the equipment to program yours yourself. You will also have much much much much less fewer problems with it.

Contact Ryan Gick aka DarthFiero on this board. His email is sp1@gmtuners.com. His website is http://gmtuners.com
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Report this Post10-18-2013 01:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierocarpartsClick Here to Email fierocarpartsSend a Private Message to fierocarpartsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So Ryan is still the "go to guy" on modifying PCMs?

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Report this Post10-19-2013 04:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for darkhorizonSend a Private Message to darkhorizonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by phonedawgz:

Scanning = scanning
Programming = programming

Scanning <> Programming

I recommend that you have someone program your PCM. You can get it done for much less than the cost of getting the equipment to program yours yourself. You will also have much much much much less fewer problems with it.

Contact Ryan Gick aka DarthFiero on this board. His email is sp1@gmtuners.com. His website is http://gmtuners.com


Pretty wrong here...

The hands down best hardware for a fiero swap is the DHP powertuner setup... you cant buy it new but its commonly for sale on forums (clubgp.com or grandprixforums.net). The scanner I use primarily is with my android phone using a bluetooth obd2 adapter, and sometimes I will scan with my DHP hardware and a laptop.

The DHP box does not have licencing, so after you feel your pcm is correct (which if you are mostly stock, you dont need to change much) you can sell it for roughly what you paid for it. The learning curve on how to use it is VERY small... very few steps are required to make the needed adjustments for your car.
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Report this Post10-19-2013 12:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierocarpartsClick Here to Email fierocarpartsSend a Private Message to fierocarpartsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This is good to know! I'm not that familiar with the OBD2 but was looking at the Bluetooth adapter to make tuning easier (at least it appears to be easier to someone that doesn't know any better).

 
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Pretty wrong here...

The hands down best hardware for a fiero swap is the DHP powertuner setup... you cant buy it new but its commonly for sale on forums (clubgp.com or grandprixforums.net). The scanner I use primarily is with my android phone using a bluetooth obd2 adapter, and sometimes I will scan with my DHP hardware and a laptop.

The DHP box does not have licencing, so after you feel your pcm is correct (which if you are mostly stock, you dont need to change much) you can sell it for roughly what you paid for it. The learning curve on how to use it is VERY small... very few steps are required to make the needed adjustments for your car.


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Report this Post10-21-2013 10:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for John DeHaanSend a Private Message to John DeHaanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
thanks for the info fellas.
I think I know I will be using.
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