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Post Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:16 pm

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will the new 9t15c crom work if you did not have the ford update 11b23 done ?

Post Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:46 pm

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No.
Mike Litsch
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Post Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:12 pm

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What will it or wont the new update do? I seen the fanuary email that states the updates for 6.4L and I downloaded and installed in tool before I thought about Ford update. Now it did load into truck with out problems and I noticed tunes dd match flyer economy is still 50hp not 65hp.

Post Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:16 pm

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Misprint on the flyer, no biggie.

if the update worked for you, maybe they were able to get a few more of the current calibrations in there from before the recent update.

Let us know how you like the new tunes.

Thanks
Mike Litsch
Powerteq Customer Service Manager
Diablo Tech support by phone:
561-908-0040x4
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Post Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:35 pm

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Ok will do Mike thanks for your help. And my calid 8u7a14c204fd if that matters.

Post Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:47 pm

Posts: 4
Be very careful with the U7164. There appear to be a number of unknowns as it relates to the 6.4 L.

My Predator caused a total DPF clog and toasted EGR. Diablosport needs to be much more forth coming regarding info and warnings regarding their products. I sent my Predator back for a refund and will never use Diablosport products again for any diesel application. Our local Diablosport dealer could not even help until after the fact.

It turns into a blame game between Ford and Diablosport with the customer in the middle. This is not the type of support or product performance of a high performance company.

Updates and the products should be shipped functional to the customer! It is not unreasonable to expect that your tune will not leave your stranded on the side of the road in your truck.

Post Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:54 pm

Posts: 2
My Predator also caused a total DPF clog Last week and left me stranded. I removed the tune before the wrecker picked me up. Ford dealer had to replace My DPF, he had never seen one cloged that bad. I would not recomend using these tunes. I was using the economy tune. What are my options?

Post Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:46 pm

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Location: DiabloSport World Headquarters

we have a new crom with these issues resolved, just waiting on feedback.
Mike Litsch
Powerteq Customer Service Manager
Diablo Tech support by phone:
561-908-0040x4
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Post Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:24 pm

Posts: 71
I am using 9t15c crom and I am not having any issues. With 80 hp engine tune with trans tow tune lie o meter at 65 mph says 21.5 to gallon. I see now you have a new crom 9r15c should I try that one?

Post Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:35 pm

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thats the same as 9t15c.

Only the extreme tunes were having this issue.
Mike Litsch
Powerteq Customer Service Manager
Diablo Tech support by phone:
561-908-0040x4
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Post Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:49 pm

Posts: 1
Mike - you say you are testing a revised crom which fixes the dpf issues, is it released yet?

mikel wrote:
we have a new crom with these issues resolved, just waiting on feedback.


Posts: 4
Be very careful using any Predator tunes. I was assured twice if your truck had 11B23 loaded the tuner would work. My truck had 11B23 loaded yet the significant problems with the DPF were experienced. It appears that the supplier is using a trail and error mode of testing and the consumers trucks are the test bed.

I would be very careful to trust but verify before using the Predator. You risk being stranded with major repairs.

U7164 does not appear to be a reliable product.

Post Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:04 am

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Location: DiabloSport World Headquarters

bobmunday wrote:
Mike - you say you are testing a revised crom which fixes the dpf issues, is it released yet?

mikel wrote:
we have a new crom with these issues resolved, just waiting on feedback.
Not yet, I am checking with our tuner to see where he stands with this.

Thanks
Mike Litsch
Powerteq Customer Service Manager
Diablo Tech support by phone:
561-908-0040x4
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST


Posts: 1
I'm also looking forward to the new update.Ford dealer had to reflash my truck back to original setting started to run very rough,best of 12.8 MPG, after I tried it myself the check engine light came on with reduced engine power, If I reinstalled economy tune check engine light would turn off. Dealer told me tuner did not allow the DPF regen to work,started to clog my DPF filter. They had to force regen to start. My truck is 2008 F250 6.4L. Economy tune.
Tuner U7164
V.9R15
8U7A-14C204-FF
8C3A-14C337-CA
Just some feedback on this revision.


Posts: 9
Mike,
Diablo should have warned us about this problem. My truck has been to the shop twice in the last 7 weeks with DPF problems and regen isssues. I have not re-installed the U7164 tuner since the dealer reflash. Do you want me to send you the repair invoices for payment or do you want me to return my tuner to you directly for a refund? Either option will work at this point for me. You and Diablo have opened yourself upto a huge liability by not informing us of a known problem with your latest update which is casusing damage to our trucks.

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