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Joe H

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I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« on: September 22, 2013, 08:22:53 AM »
I'm still waiting on it.
It comes with a free tune(program) that is engineered from a spec sheet that you fill out.
I feel like a kid on Christmas morning.

Anticipayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy   shun it's making me wait.

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edit:  maybe this should go in rant section but...................I am going to give a performance review after I use it.

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 08:13:33 PM »
Man o man!  It is good to see someone with a mod motor upgrading things...
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The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 04:46:19 PM »
well.........

I still don't have a great motor but I'm trying to prepare for one.......and have a lil fun in the mean time.


Mods:

P.I. INTAKE
DRAGON PLENUM
C & L MAF
SUPER COUPE PERFORMANCE PARTS T.B.
COLD AIR INTAKE
KOOKS HEADERS
MANDRELL TRUE DUALS WITH HIGH FLOW CONVERTERS
REVMAX 9.5 2800 STALL SPEED T.C.
One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft from 93 Mark
Dual Piston front calipers with bigger pads
17 inch A.R. wheels
B.F. Goodrich 225/50 handling tires all the way around
tires have max press of 51 lbs.
they're awesome.........you can hear sand being picked up from road with these sticky babies

MULTITUDE OF HANDLING PARTS !!!

including Tokico kit with 4 shock/struts and 1 inch lowering springs that aren't progressive

because progressive sucks for handling (especially with I.R.S. cars)

ADDCO stabilzers
various arms/brackets from Super Coupe Performance

made my own rear shock strut bar (from shock top to top)
« Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 05:10:38 PM by Joe H »

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 04:47:10 PM »
It's a mid-life crisis  :pilot: :pilot: :pilot: :pilot:

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 11:09:05 PM »
Oops

I did the JMOD and got the newer valve body to it too.

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 08:24:27 PM »
Oh no, you got the fever!  Better get a flu shot!   ;D
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2013, 10:08:06 AM »
So you do not plan to use a 180 deg F thermostat?  If so you need to have that included in the list.
 :o
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2013, 05:26:22 PM »
Oh nuts

I didn't tell Lonnie either.


yeah I put in a 180 tstat.

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2013, 06:10:32 PM »
I figured that I'd try to get a better intake side and a better exhaust side mods since the motor stayed stock.

Torque Conv. to help keep the revs up cuz that lil motor needs to rev.

All in all.............my mods did pretty well.

Still waiting on the X3 and the new program.

Hopefully that will get a lil more revs out of it too.

Gotta get that pulley kit too.

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2013, 08:39:53 PM »
It is still not too late to tell Lonnie of the mods you did not give him before.  Give it a try and let him know about the t-stat.  That requires a EEC program change.
 :'(
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2013, 07:03:08 PM »
t.y.

I emailed him.

Hey J.M. AFTER i LOAD THE NEW program from Lonnie

lets say I have to disconnect or replace the battery.

Does the computer reboot back to the stock mode before re-learning or does it keep the hi-po program ?


« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 07:37:18 PM by Joe H »

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2013, 09:17:21 PM »
I will say yes.  I am used to a chip.  I have more drastic mods than you should have...  When I disconnect my battery it takes my car several weeks to re-learn how to run correctly.  As a mater of fact ford has that programmed in your EEC and your MAF.  For a little while the EEC will cause my idle will rev up and down at a stop light if I do not reset my BARO PID.  Other than that there will be some minor drivability issues that will go away.

BARO PID values in keep alive memory require updating at high throttle openings.  Barometric pressure will cause a surge when stopping.  To adjust complete three or four heavy accelerations at greater than half throttle to allow the BARO PID to update.  This will reset the MAF.  Always do this prior to a dyno tune/ reflash.

Humm...  Did you get the pro-racer package with some sort of pre-canned tune?



Advantage III software

The most advanced Ford Tuning software ever is available to you in a single easy to use package. Now the everyday auto hobby guy and you hardcore racers can have complete control over all your EEC / PCM parameters. This is the same software you've seen used during SCT's dyno tuning sessions. No more guessing, Tune Like The Pros with this easy to use software with built in help screens. Works with most late model Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. Options vary to models.

Same software used by the Pros at SCT
USB for EEC/PCM Flasher
Flasher version comes with X3 Power Flash Tuner and cable to reflash through the vehicles diagnostic port
Flasher version ONLY with EEC V vehicles (1996 + and some 1994 - 1995)
Access all parameters in your EEC/PCM
Built in help files
Windows based, 2K or better
VIN locked to a single vehicle, optional additional vehicle at request
Some of the options available:

Full control over all parameters...
Raise Rev Limiter
Raise/Remove Speed Limiter
Shut off rear O2 sensor (for off-road)
Shut off EGR
Speedo calibration after gear change (most models)
2 step rev limiter (5 speed 99+)
Firm up shifts (automatics)
Turn off Traction Control permanently (most models)
Valet mode
Anti-Theft mode
Adjust all fuel and timing tables
Calibrate for injector and MAF changes
Tune for N/A or blown applications
Requirements:

Pentium IV or better with a processor speed over 1.80GHz (1800MHz)
Windows 2K or better
USB port
License agreement before activation of software
This includes the Pro Racer software, license agreement, SCT 3000 X3 Power Flash and 1 USB cable.

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The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2013, 09:23:06 AM »
Lonnie is putting a tune on it.

Yes ....................it keeps and reboots to the new HI-PO dload ????


right ?


pardon me for going off topic with this but...........

I don't understand how a colder plug could help a stock n/a motor.I actually put a set of N.G.K.'s in and within a year I went back to original specs.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2013, 09:39:30 AM by Joe H »

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2013, 09:07:53 AM »
If I used cooler plugs on a stock motor I would either increase the gap or advance the timing.  I am sure Lonnie can help you with which one give you the biggest bang for the buck.  Anyways...

In general a spark plug with the next lower heat range will remove approximately 70-100 degrees C more heat from the combustion chamber.  The projected spark plug firing temperature is increased by 10-20 degrees C.  A cooler spark plug alone removes heat.

On a stock motor when you open the spark plug gap you increase the spark kernal size making the burn more efficient.  Efficiency drops when you close the gap on a stock motor.  The cooler temperature allows you to advance the timing and improve performance.  The old way of advancing timing was to turn the distributer.  Now timing is advanced in the EEC program.

Factors for increased spark plug tip and Cylinder temperatures:
  • Lean air fuel
  • Higher compression ratio or forced induction (supercharger)
  • Advancing timing by 10 degrees Causes 70-100 degrees C temperature rise
  • Increased engine speed and load
  • Drops in Ambient air temperature
  • Drop in Humidity
  • Drop in Altitude

The first three are good reasons to use a colder spark plug. Reducing the gap may not be a good thing on stock motors.  Gaping the plugs too small can cause fuel not to be completely burnt, giving you more problems.

Here are some guidelines for gaping plugs:
  • When gapping plugs always use wire gauges.
  • When increasing gap size for high performance ignition systems never go more than plus or minus 0.008".
  • With higher compression ratios, superchargers, NOX and etc smaller gaps may be used because the higher cylinder pressures require more energy to jump the gap.

Adjust the gap in 0.002" increments at a time.  When you start to loose power go back up 0.001-0.002".
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: I purchased a SCT X3 hand held programmer
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2013, 04:31:48 PM »
ahhhhhhhhhhhh


great reply

I don't think I'm going to mess with it.
If I had motor mods or even a supercharger.........I would.


very informative


thanks