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Old 01-29-2013, 06:56 PM   #57
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Had the engine compartment doors open on my Thor ACE 29.1 today to install my new SD license plate. I looked around for the PCM module to get the code off of it. Anyone know where it is located on the ACE?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:13 PM   #58
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On the Newmar the ECM is located on the firewall outside under the hood on the drivers side up high. It is a black box with the code inscribed on it in white. Not sure about Thor but being a Ford F53 it is probably in the same, or close too it location
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has anyone done this for 8.1 vortec?
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Had the engine compartment doors open on my Thor ACE 29.1 today to install my new SD license plate. I looked around for the PCM module to get the code off of it. Anyone know where it is located on the ACE?
On the ACE 29.2, it is actually inside the cab down by the base of the steering column on top of a small box-like object. If you get the 5-Star, you can use their device to "read" the software version and then 5-Star will email you the appropriate software upgrade.
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On the ACE 29.2, it is actually inside the cab down by the base of the steering column on top of a small box-like object. If you get the 5-Star, you can use their device to "read" the software version and then 5-Star will email you the appropriate software upgrade.
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PS - If you order it, be sure to remember the discount code offered on the 5-star ad here on iRV2!
OK, I'm lookin', but I can't find the discount code.
The DW will be more understanding if I can show her that I'm saving money!
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I would just email Mike at mike@5startuning.com and ask him what he is running for discounts for iRV2 members. I'm sure he would email you back pretty quickly.

By the way, we just did +750 miles from Denver to Las Wages and what a difference the CHF and the 5-Star tune made! With the cruise control set at 67 mph, we picked up a bit on mpg, but had much left shifting and the cruise actually held going down the passes and down-shifted automatically. Even the DW commented how much better the ACE drove.
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I would just email Mike at mike@5startuning.com and ask him what he is running for discounts for iRV2 members. I'm sure he would email you back pretty quickly.

By the way, we just did +750 miles from Denver to Las Wages and what a difference the CHF and the 5-Star tune made! With the cruise control set at 67 mph, we picked up a bit on mpg, but had much left shifting and the cruise actually held going down the passes and down-shifted automatically. Even the DW commented how much better the ACE drove.
Did you do the tune yourself? What does it entail. Do you load the software via a computer? Does applying this tune void the Ford warranty? So many questions but I do realize it needs this. Sounds like the engine is going to explode going uphill with cruise set.
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It's a big code reader with programming, logging, monitoring, DTC display/clear and I think other capabilities. Plugs into the OBD-II port. Takes about 5 minutes total time. 1/2 of which is getting the connector off of the OBD-II port. If you pull too hard, your forearm assaults the sharp edge of the dash underside. You can put it back to stock so the dealer can't tell you ever programmed it.



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Yes, we did the programming ourselves. Actually, we didn't find the port before we purchased the 5-Star. So once we received it, we plugged it in, got the program version and emailed Mike with it. He then emailed back the correct program which was easy to install into the 5-Star unit and easier yet to program the coach. The 5-Star "learns" as you drive, so gas milage and performance were actually better on our way back home from Las Wages (of course we took the scenic route down to old Route 66 to Oatman then to Yuma over to Tombstone, then to Carlsbad, up to Roswell then back to Colorado). Overall gas mileage for the trip was pushing 9mpg - including lots of mountains!
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Cruise control issues

Need some advice as to where to start looking for issue. Have a 2004 Seabreeze on the 2003 f-53 chassis, cruise control has given me trouble since I got it. Originally when I had cruise on if I hit a hard bump in road, although they all feel hard, sometimes would knock the cruise control off. Usually would be able to set back on. Lately if it gets knocked off by bump I have a hard time getting it to set again, it will not work until I shut off and turn on again, but that does not always work either. Last trip I tried turning off and on multiple times and could not get it to activate. Hour or so down the road I turned on again and it would set, then, bump and off. Could not get it to come on rest of 2 hours home. I am wondering if I have multiple issues, like the switches on the steering wheel and the de-activate switch on brake system?

Ideas where to start would be helpful.

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Actually some mfg's CAN tell it's been modified...

while I've had my last 4 fords tuned, I won't say they won't know it...
and how can anyone honestly say the people that designed, built, and maintain your vehicle can't tell ?

Our Audi was flagged with the TD1 code meaning ecu tuning -
so I know the VW group can tell...

while most of my warranty is still good, the powertrain is not any longer... but given we are within 1k miles of being out of warranty anyway... no biggee...
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When I built my Corvette powered mid-engine sand rail, 4 cylinders would randomly cut out. When I got home, I was finally able to get it to do it. I wiggled the connector for that bank and they fired up. I re-seated the connector several times and it has never done it again. Re-seat all the suspect connectors and check all the grounds.



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Mike told me it "has never happened with a Ford". Can they? Not sure.



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