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RB2004

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In Topic: 2008 Focus Estate 1.8D.. Engine Malfunction

17 January 2015 - 07:42 PM

Checked the fuel pressure regulator on back of injection pump?

Common fault, if engine malfunction had come up then there are fault codes... Their diag just isn't seeing them.

Traction control comes on because it has detected a engine fault. So not a separate issue.


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In Topic: Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

10 January 2015 - 05:41 PM

They must of cracked the security then, have had 4 years now.

Because originally they wasn't able to flash it


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In Topic: Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

10 January 2015 - 05:33 PM

Regarding RS not sure but know when RS first come out they couldn't no, it was bench reflash because they had to drill out the security bolts and open the ECu to flash them unless somebody has cracked fords security


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In Topic: Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

10 January 2015 - 01:47 AM

Kuga probably has different part number because of the AWD system, the engine ECU has to communicate with the AWD system.

Like the DPF and Non-DPF versions being different pcm also on diesel models, suspect the AWD variant and DPF variants are more expensive, maybe have more memory? Capability? Or Faster processor? Don't know... So ford don't use it as a universal pcm instead have a high and low level one because from production standpoint low level version saves them money.


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In Topic: Guide For Focus Mk2/mk2.5 C-Max/kuga ~Elm 327 Cable And Ff2 Program

09 January 2015 - 12:03 AM

The security problem doesn't exist when flashing ford calibration firmware.

But remappers experienced some kind of security, ST they could remap via obd port, but RS had to be bench remapped direct to chip and also the Kuga.

So there was some kind of security in the RS and KUGA which didn't exist on the ST.

So assumption was / is that the calibration written for the ST is like a 1st Generation, then once launched they stopped throwing development money / time at writing the calibration and only fixed problems.

Then when KUGA was released that was like a 2nd generation of the calibration.

Then RS released and that had a 3rd generation which maybe why people can't accurately read the configuration from the PCM even though it works fine on St and RS.

So as each car was launched, the calibration software evolved as it was developed leading up to vehicle launch but ford won't spend money bringing the calibration up to current evolution on previously released models as it costs money.

There is 5 years between ST and RS, so as a company like ford, you will have developed the calibration in order to launch the RS but why will you spend money updating calibration of a vehicle that has been already on sale for 5 years to current evolution... It doesn't make financial sense, especially when you are about to end production and bring out an entirely new model the mk3... It would be considered a waste of money.

But reason it evolved between ST, KUGA, and RS is because it reflects how ford is moving forward with development, so as part of the development process developing the latest vehicle you are going to use the current calibration as a starting point, not one which is 5 years old.

I could be wrong and stand to be corrected, but it explains why despite all 3 vehicles having same ecu, 1 can be remapped via obd port, and other 2 can't.


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