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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Latest SCT SF3?

How do I tell whether I got the latest SF3 flash programmer?

I see on the SCT site a different label on the front. The programmer says SF3 right on the front of the tuner.
Is there a reason to be concerned? My tuner part number is 3015, but the front of the tuner is very generic looking. I just says SCT, More Power/Less Fuel, Pre-Loaded Flash Device.

Has anyone else bought the 3015 and received the latest front label?

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I don't know why SCT changed labels, but if the part number says 3015, then it's a SF3.

For some reason SCT likes to do weird stuff, take the X-3's for example. The original X-3 is capable of holding canned and custom tunes, and the newer style X-3 only holds customs. Now when the newer style X-3 hit the market, that's when they introduced the SF3. They should of left the X-3 hold canned and custom and have the SF3 only hold custom. This way, Joe public won't get confused on which X-3 model they have, because both newer and older X-3's share the same part #3000.

Maybe they stopped putting the SF3 label on as to not confuse the public with the SF3 that is available for the 6.4. Most people look for a label when buying a product and not the part number. If you look at SCT website, you will notice that for our SCT devices it don't state a certain year motor or vehicle in the advertising header, this is because our model SCT device will work with a multitude of Ford vehicles. Now look at the devices for the 6.4, you will see in the advertising header that it's only for the 6.4 motor, this is because the 6.4 used a totally different mother board in the devices and won't work with any other vehicle.

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