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  1. Cool. I am fine with it then. Just worried something was wrong with my car. I did find a disconnected vacuum hose from my trip to the dealer...Nice. Not the source of the noise though.
  2. I'm really loving the tune as well! Definitely a huge improvement (and I was happy before!). I do have what sounds like a bit of a whistle/loud blow off valve sound that seems to have coincided with the tune install. It only happens if I just start to generate a couple of pounds of boost in 2nd or 3rd and then let off the throttle 'sharply'...I get what sounds exactly like the BOV venting to atmosphere with a bit of a whistle...except I don't have my BOV's vented to atmosphere. I can totally live with it and I'm guessing it probably isn't related to the tune itself but something else goin
  3. Very interested in seeing how this goes. I'm on my second set of taillights as well and they look horrible. Oh and the Ford dealer says no go on a replacement again. I even asked for regular tail lights but as others have found out they won't even consider it. Ridiculous.
  4. I have to completely agree...just loaded up the 3 Bar and 4X tune this morning and wow what an improvement (not that I didn't like the 4+ tune to begin with)!!
  5. Thanks! I updated the original post with some new information...
  6. Haven't posted here in a long time but no time like the present. Hope this is helpful. It is my research reposted here to help: I finally spent some time this weekend trying out an idea I had and I believe it is working so far. I am reverse engineering a few of the PIDs with a serial protocol analyzer and a scan tool that requests the information. I basically request a parameter one PID at a time and capture the response from the car which includes the original PID and the value. As such I am fairly confident in the PID however the "math" part of the equation is more challenging. Here is w
  7. You don't necessarily need another program. It will help keep the car cooler though if they change the fan settings. I believe some 4+ tunes had it already but some people didn't like the fans running all the time since they are so loud. So you may actually already have it. You can email Livernois and ask them to send you one if you aren't sure...
  8. I believe you just rev the motor in neutral to about 2000-2500 rpm for a couple of minutes...then let it idle...check level then repeat. That said I don't remember needing to actually top mine off.
  9. I did some testing with my airaid this weekend. I first insulated the box with sticky foam sheets backed with a reflective aluminum layer. I had a 3" hole that I plugged for this test. Drove the car and then parked and started timing every 60 seconds. Ambient was 66 degrees and after a minute the reading was 76...after two minutes 86 degrees. Went shopping and when I came out the car was heat soaked at 100+ degrees. I started driving and noted that temps seemed to drop off quickly back to ambient once I was moving at highway speeds. Next up was cutting out the 3" hole and repeating the test. I
  10. I am testing my Airaid right now. I insulated the box and temporarily plugged my 3" fender hole for a start. Will remove hole cover and test again...then will add a hose/snorkel and try tat. I did also cut 3" of the hood rubber gasket up front of the factory cold air inlet. Seems dumb it blocks that. Will report ack in a few days .
  11. I did something similar with my Airaid thinking it would help flow although I just cut a 3.5" hole in the side and used a PVC collar...I don't yet have a "tube" on it to below the fender. The way it is right now does seem to promote high IAT's at idle...my IAT's will spike to 40-50 degrees above ambient (so it's 100 on the gauge when it's like 60 outside) It cools down very quickly after that. I've actually thought about insulating the Airaid box to see if that helps and will be adding a tube on the thing to bring in cooler air. Just a heads up for anyone thinking about hackgin up their bo
  12. Pid is what OBDII uses as an identifier for a parameter to lookup in the computer. It is usually a number in Hex. Torque hides all that from you unless you want to create a custom gauge. If you know the PID and the scaling equation you can add a custom gauge in Torque. Assuming the computer supports it. Unfortunately they aren't readily available from the car manufacturers.
  13. Assuming Ford had a sensor for it you would need the PID for Torque to read it properly. You can get Catalyst temperature which isn't a direct readout of exhaust gas but gives you a general idea of what is going on. At least we have widebands in these cars...
  14. I have just the Dynomax exhaust with everything else stock and in my opinion it does "drone" a little. Maybe our definitions our a little different but I count drone as a constant hum/resonation at certain speed ranges while cruising. My car definitely does that. Now I'm actually not knocking it as I really like the sound of the exhaust and it has quieted down some (probably due to carbon build up). But it isn't quiet by any means cruising 70-80 MPH. Unfortunately the sounds of different exhausts are subjective to the tastes of the owners and I strongly recommend you try and find a way to
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