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For you Raptor ECU tune enhanced folks with auto trans, how's the shifting affected when driving in the hills? Specifically up hill cheers[1].gif
 

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For you Raptor ECU tune enhanced folks with auto trans, how's the shifting affected when driving in the hills? Specifically up hill View attachment 1119861
Drops down and holds in gear longer. Less upshifting at the wrong time only to find it needs to drop down again. Definitely an improvement.


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For you Raptor ECU tune enhanced folks with auto trans, how's the shifting affected when driving in the hills? Specifically up hill View attachment 1119861
G'Day Lee,
I find I can drive up most hills and it holds in 5th ... if I keep the speed up...but eventually will drop down if revs drop or the incline is strong.... I was towing our caravan back from a weekend away, along the freeway at the speed limit aka 70 mph, it held 5th ...going up all but the longest hills when it dropped back - and still kept to the speed limit .... and the tranny stayed much cooler too even with a hard heavy load. no where near the temps I used to get.
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G'Day,
UPDATE....

All systems are green for GO ..at Raptor ..... new PG3 stock has been ordered....
The process has been tuned and tweaked to simplify the whole sheeebang ...


Step 1. Customer has to be able to supply the Calibration Identification of their ECU prior to order, to ensure a tune can be flashed to your specific ECU. To do this you need to use an engine scanner to read the ECU and obtain the CAL ID.

Step 2.
Order your tune. Raptor will then ship the PG3, instructions and Raptor PC software to you.

Step 3.
Connect PG3 to your OBDII port and read the ECU, it will download the USRlog file into the PG.
Install the Raptor software onto your PC, connect the PG to the PC and download the USRLog file onto your PC
Send this file to Raptor via email. they modify the USR and send it back to you via email

Step 4
Load the tuned file into the PG3 via the Raptor software, and then plug the PG3 into the OBDII port and flash the tune into the ECU.
Done.

You can contact Raptor at
[email protected]


Cheers
Baz
 

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G'Day,
UPDATE....

All systems are green for GO ..at Raptor ..... new PG3 stock has been ordered....
The process has been tuned and tweaked to simplify the whole sheeebang ...


Step 1. Customer has to be able to supply the Calibration Identification of their ECU prior to order, to ensure a tune can be flashed to your specific ECU. To do this you need to use an engine scanner to read the ECU and obtain the CAL ID.

Step 2.
Order your tune. Raptor will then ship the PG3, instructions and Raptor PC software to you.

Step 3.
Connect PG3 to your OBDII port and read the ECU, it will download the USRlog file into the PG.
Install the Raptor software onto your PC, connect the PG to the PC and download the USRLog file onto your PC
Send this file to Raptor via email. they modify the USR and send it back to you via email

Step 4
Load the tuned file into the PG3 via the Raptor software, and then plug the PG3 into the OBDII port and flash the tune into the ECU.
Done.

You can contact Raptor at
[email protected]


Cheers
Baz
I'm finally ready. Picked new tires and got the suspension totally sorted out. I will get the CAL ID this week and send it to Tim.
 

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G'Day.
New PG stock has been ordered...just waiting for it to arrive... in the next few days
Cheers
Baz
 

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I tried my old U380 memo scanner and it would not link up. So the next step was to visit the parts store. They won't run a scan unless you have a CEL or pay them $25.00. For $55.00 you can buy the Autel AutoLink AL519 on eBay and I know I will be using it more than once. It arrives on Friday and I will finally be able to give Tim my CAL ID.
 

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G'Day,
UPDATE....

All systems are green for GO ..at Raptor ..... new PG3 stock has been ordered....
The process has been tuned and tweaked to simplify the whole sheeebang ...


Step 1. Customer has to be able to supply the Calibration Identification of their ECU prior to order, to ensure a tune can be flashed to your specific ECU. To do this you need to use an engine scanner to read the ECU and obtain the CAL ID.

Step 2.
Order your tune. Raptor will then ship the PG3, instructions and Raptor PC software to you.

Step 3.
Connect PG3 to your OBDII port and read the ECU, it will download the USRlog file into the PG.
Install the Raptor software onto your PC, connect the PG to the PC and download the USRLog file onto your PC
Send this file to Raptor via email. they modify the USR and send it back to you via email

Step 4
Load the tuned file into the PG3 via the Raptor software, and then plug the PG3 into the OBDII port and flash the tune into the ECU.
Done.

You can contact Raptor at
[email protected]


Cheers
Baz
Baz,

What are my options if my ECU cannot be read? a new ECU?
 

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Baz,

What are my options if my ECU cannot be read? a new ECU?
G'Day Step,
I've asked Tim @ Raptor for his input....
the challenge with a new ECU, as I understand it - from a yoda point of view ...is that its not just swap n go... Yoda have to use TIS to input your VIN number into the ECU... this is done manually - could be wrong here...just something I read a while ago. This might be more for their purposes more than anything....
The odds are pretty good if you have an AT ...that the ECU info is already known to Raptor ...so grab your CAL ID and send the info to Raptor to get confirmation ...yay or nay ...

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G'Day Step,
I've asked Tim @ Raptor for his input....
the challenge with a new ECU, as I understand it - from a yoda point of view ...is that its not just swap n go... Yoda have to use TIS to input your VIN number into the ECU... this is done manually - could be wrong here...just something I read a while ago. This might be more for their purposes more than anything....
The odds are pretty good if you have an AT ...that the ECU info is already known to Raptor ...so grab your CAL ID and send the info to Raptor to get confirmation ...yay or nay ...

Cheers
Baz
So Tim informed me that my CAL ID is one that he doesn't already have.:cry: My only option is to pull the ECU and send it to him. So guess what I'll be doing soon?:giggle:
Is there anything special I need to know when pulling this module out?
Also, just to be 100% clear, the module he needs is the ECM located behind the glove box (in LHD vehicles), correct?
 

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G'Day Step,
I've asked Tim @ Raptor for his input....
the challenge with a new ECU, as I understand it - from a yoda point of view ...is that its not just swap n go... Yoda have to use TIS to input your VIN number into the ECU... this is done manually - could be wrong here...just something I read a while ago. This might be more for their purposes more than anything....
The odds are pretty good if you have an AT ...that the ECU info is already known to Raptor ...so grab your CAL ID and send the info to Raptor to get confirmation ...yay or nay ...

Cheers
Baz
Thanks Baz,

Let's hope the Autel AutoLink AL519 is able to read my ID. If not I will be buying a new ECU. I do have an AT but it's the crossover year 2010 and the ECU has the All-terrain programming. The dealer is saying that All-terrain was a VVTi 2009 option yet it's on my Toyota invoice. I have the 2010 DualVVTi engine.
 

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Thanks Baz,

Let's hope the Autel AutoLink AL519 is able to read my ID. If not I will be buying a new ECU. I do have an AT but it's the crossover year 2010 and the ECU has the All-terrain programming. The dealer is saying that All-terrain was a VVTi 2009 option yet it's on my Toyota invoice. I have the 2010 DualVVTi engine.
G'Day Step,
I use the AL 519 and it works perfectly... so I am sure it will read your ECU ... fingers crossed its a known ECU...and its easy....
Cheers
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So Tim informed me that my CAL ID is one that he doesn't already have.:cry: My only option is to pull the ECU and send it to him. So guess what I'll be doing soon?:giggle:
Is there anything special I need to know when pulling this module out?
Also, just to be 100% clear, the module he needs is the ECM located behind the glove box (in LHD vehicles), correct?
g'Day CR,
Thanks for the post... I've not had to pull the ECU out, but I can't imagine its anything complicated. Yes its located behind the glove box. 3 or 4 connectors at the front, the ECU held in place by a bolt ( or two) and I'm guessing a single large connector at the back ....
Sadly some one was going to be the first to have to do this.... lucky you....

From my research, Yoda have used at least 43 different ECU's in the FJ, worldwide...
so sooner or later ... an unknown was going to pop up.

Once you have the ECU out, and sent to Raptor.... they extract the data... get it added to the global data base..then send it back to you with your PG3. Shipping costs are all paid for by Raptor
Once back with you, re-install the ECU in to your FJ, start it up...check it all works normally .....
Then hook up the PG3, and down load your USRlog file and send that to Raptor... they massage / tweak and create the tune... and send it back to you to be uploaded into the PG3.... then flashed to the ECU... you are Tuned... with the ability to revert to stock tune... at will .... just like everyone else....

sorry you had to be the first.....

Cheers
Baz
 
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