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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-15-2007, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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explain flashes to me

my current PCM code is KNY1 for my 06 6.0...I haven't had it at the dealer since i bought it...I am waiting on my SCT to be delivered by dfuser with the ecomo/tow, street, and race tunes. If, down the road, I take it to the dealership for whatever and they flash it - will my tunes work? How will I know what flash (if any) they put on it? Like in the earlier thread about DJ's Mother of god tune someone mentioned the 06e17 flash...how do you they know this was the flash they got - is it read thru the Xcal2 or is it on the paperwork from the stealership?

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Not a stupid question at all, I'd really like to know what all this means too.: By the way hows the gauge thing coming?

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The reflashes are done by Ford. When Ford finds a glitch, they put together a fix and reflash the truck with the cure. Reflashes are specific to the year and PCM code. The 06E17 reflash is only for certain 2003-2004. Being that you are a 2006, you would not get that reflash but we have a variety of tunes for your truck from economy conscious power to the looniest of loonies. Just tell us what you want to get out of your truck. :Thumbup:

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Re-flashing the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) can be a variety of things. To explain as best that I can....

The vehicle's PCM has a "base program", much like you PC (Windows). There are many different versions of this base program (Windows), like 06E17 (Win95, 98, XP) etc.

Some software (tunes, etc) will work on multiple base program versions (Win98/XP), most however, will not. When you "upgrade" the base software on the PCM (PC/Laptop), some old functions no longer work.

With SCT tuners, as long as you keep the same "base program" (Win98, or XP for example), the tuner will still work. If, during the reflash, the base program is updated (like from Win98 to XP) the tuner will cease to function.

Many times the "reflash" is nothing more than a minor software update that changes some feature or function in the base software (like a Windows security patch). These do not affect the base program compatability at all.

Does that help?

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Does this mean that you have to get a new chip?

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this is for a 6.0, not a 7.3

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Wouldn't it be the same concept?

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It works the same on ALL Ford PCMs, no matter if they are in a Escort, Town Car, or King Ranch - Gas or Diesel.

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It works the same on ALL Ford PCMs, no matter if they are in a Escort, Town Car, or King Ranch - Gas or Diesel.
:thanks: I thought it was.

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In some cases your original tunes will work after a reflash. In some cases they won't. It all depends on what Ford changed.

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