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Re: The Pre-Tune Checklist for Tune n00bs! Work-in-progress.

Postby bigBADbenny » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:21 pm

Need an expert to chime in but see the op for my current xp config inc devices, versions and Java.
Last time I couldn't flash it was Java requiring updating and cleaning out all versions apart from those in the screenshot.
Also use a chunky usb cable, eg with an extra y plug for power...
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Re: The Pre-Tune Checklist for Tune n00bs! Work-in-progress.

Postby KiDo_Tuning » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:46 pm

Jonty wrote:Just wanted to confirm the flash procedure for an 2008 3.0R-B definitely doesn't need any flash connectors? Just the Tactrix 2.0 and IGN on?

Trying to flash a new rom to my car and keep getting the 'Interface close' error. Using ECUFlash v1.44.3721. I can read/log the ECU no problems, just unable to flash to it. :?

[22:15:54.695] D2UJ001T (217 tables) inheriting 32BITBASE (893 tables)</p>
[22:15:54.726] 1048576 byte image read.</p>
[22:15:54.758] using metadata XML ID D2UJ001T from file C:/Program Files (x86)/OpenECU/EcuFlash/rommetadata/subaru/Liberty 3.0R/D2UJ001T 2008 ADM Liberty 3.0R-B AT.xml</p>
which inherits XML ID 32BITBASE from file C:/Program Files (x86)/OpenECU/EcuFlash/rommetadata/subaru/Bases/32BITBASE.xml</p>
[22:15:54.758] ---notes---</p>
2012/11/30 [Tactrix] Experimental definition from RomRaider.</p>
2012/12/05 [Tactrix] Visually examined tables for obvious errors, but no in-car verification has been done. Standardized file name.</p>
[22:16:32.993] J2534 API Version: 04.04</p>
[22:16:32.993] J2534 DLL Version: 1.00.3721 Jan 9 2013 17:24:59</p>
[22:16:32.993] Device Firmware Version: 1.12.3688</p>
[22:16:32.993] Device Serial Number: TAxwh0Vp</p>
[22:16:39.952] kernel get version</p>
[22:16:40.155] interface close</p>


EcuFlash got the definition wrong

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Re: The Pre-Tune Checklist for Tune n00bs! Work-in-progress.

Postby Jonty » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:13 pm

That worked a treat thanks Matt. All sorted now :D
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Re: The Pre-Tune Checklist for Tune n00bs! Work-in-progress.

Postby cynner » Sun May 24, 2015 8:50 am

Legendary thread! Bookmarked :)
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Re: The Pre-Tune Checklist for Tune n00bs! Work-in-progress.

Postby bigBADbenny » Sun May 24, 2015 11:45 am

Got any additions?
I've been wanting to add to the list of common problems, diagnoses and fixes.
O2 sensors for eg. :)
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Re: The Pre-Tune Checklist for Tune n00bs! Work-in-progress.

Postby Bugalugs » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:09 pm

Awesome post thanks heaps Ben! Great links too, will be back numerous times no doubt.
I am about to do my first UEC and had a question about the to Seafoam thread you linked. Do you guys actually pour some directly into the oil as it advises, as well as the fuel tank? I was just going to do the UEC only and put one can of the subaru UEC sprayed into the BOV inlet that was marked by a yellow circle in a forum photo. Should I be considering putting some product directly in the oil or fuel tank as well, or stick to UEC only? (I have been using a bottle of the suby injector cleaner every 6k in between services). Thanks again hope I haven't detracted from your thread cheers! :)
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Re: The Pre-Tune Checklist for Tune n00bs! Work-in-progress.

Postby cynner » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:22 pm

I've only ever used the seafoam into the bov vaccuum line. I usually do half a can then crank the engine over until it fires, then turn off and leave it for 15 mins. Then i start the car and add the rest while someone keeps the revs up just enough so it doesnt stall. Then put the vac hose back on and drive to burn out all the gunk...
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Re: The Pre-Tune Checklist for Tune n00bs! Work-in-progress.

Postby bigBADbenny » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:15 pm

I do put the recommended amount in the engine oil around 100klm before an oil change.
Drop it whilst it's hot, it absolutely stinks! A fumoto valve helps here...

I do a bottle of Subaru fuel additive in a full tank the week before.

I may do a full flush with nylon, kero or atf etc, prior to my forthcoming major service, that's either idling for 10 minutes or a quick thrash around the block. I'll research the various methods prior.
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Re: The Pre-Tune Checklist for Tune n00bs! Work-in-progress.

Postby phatmonk » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:09 am

Good thread.
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Re: The Pre-Tune Checklist for Tune n00bs! Work-in-progress.

Postby bigBADbenny » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:03 pm

A lot of new owners blow up their s/h Libs for various reasons.
Reading the thread might help some.
Get a btssm and start logging n lv'ing.
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