"Desire is irrelevant"I really want to try this but I just put my car in storage for the winter. I don't know if I could stand buying this and sitting on it for 5 months until the car comes out again.
bc:Do we have to have a windows OS? will this work on a mac?
Wow, I really would not be in favor of raising the rev limiter on stock 987 engines.
The beauty about our software is that it can accommodate everyone wishes. If you don’t want the raised rev limiter simply mention it when you email your list of how you want the car programmed, it’s that simple.I was thinking the same thing... did the 987s come with a 3.4 liter Metzger?
Well….There's an advantage over Softronics!!!It will absolutely work on a Mac !!
Completely wrong. With all due respect, this does not work like the softronics software. Our software delivery tool uses its own operating system (OS) so there is ZERO likelihood of software files being corrupted through Windows®. So MAC can absolutely be used.bc: Yes, you have to do Windows. Do not try Windows running in a virtual machine software environment (like VM Ware) on you Mac. I tried it with Softronics.
Rhonda:Completely wrong. With all due respect, this does not work like the softronics software. Our software delivery tool uses its own operating system (OS) so there is ZERO likelihood of software files being corrupted through Windows®. So MAC can absolutely be used.
I will give you a little background on why have chosen to switch to this delivery method...we have been a Durametric Dealer since 2007 and used the same "cable solution" to deliver our software along with the durametric diagnostic tool since that date. So we are well aware of the pros and cons of the "cable solution" for flashing ECU’s. In regards to the cons, the Durametric cable is not the issue. Simply put, the Windows OS is the issue as many of our customers had windows defender, anti-virus programs, firewalls and several background applications installed. These processes running in the background would interfere with the writing process. Even the customers that were 100% sure that all of these applications were turned off, had instances of applications running that would interfere with the writing process. So we have chosen to deliver our software in the safest manner possible by using a standalone tool which has nothing to do with the Windows OS.
HK:Wow, this requires a 15 amp charger? I only have a CTEK battery maintainer that gets plugged into my cigarette lighter. I looked at the spec and it says it charges 3.3A max.
Will I run into issues?
Phil:BTW you don't need a laptop or a wireless connection to do the FVD download or upload (which occurs at the car.) The dimsport device they give you is stand alone and not connected to the internet during the reading or writing. You will need a laptop or a desktop to send your ECU download to FVD once downloaded from the device, and to copy the new modified ECU flash to the device before uploading to the car, but that can be done anywhere, anytime.
As for the charger, it's a great idea! I had some problems with the upload because I didn't have my battery supported by a charger. It worked out for me just fine, but when those fans turn on full blast, the battery sags for sure, and can cause errors with the upload.
Like sixisenuf, I'd highly recommend getting a charger than can support the battery during the upload process.
(PS, since sixisenuf has done the Softronic ECU flash, I believe his recommendations apply to that rather than the FVD flash. The Softronic uses a laptop via the Durametric cable to perform the flash I think, but as I said above, FVD uses a dimsport stand alone device to connect to the OBDII port.)
It's what I used and it worked fine, even when the fans kicked in.Wow, this requires a 15 amp charger? I only have a CTEK battery maintainer that gets plugged into my cigarette lighter. I looked at the spec and it says it charges 3.3A max.
Will I run into issues?