PCM Diagnostics & Tuning - predator reflash




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branden7
10-21-2005, 01:57 PM
So I need to reflash a predator and i cant find anywhere to do it. any suggestions? i've done a search on this website..and i have called and emailed running with the devil about 15 times and cant get anyone to respond to me.


2001NBMZ28
10-21-2005, 02:14 PM
Unlock the VIN? www.diablosport.com/faq/index.php?sid=10868&aktion=artikel&rubrik=001005&id=54&lang=en

branden7
10-21-2005, 07:23 PM
cool i'll try them. though i actually did come across that once and sent an email with no reply.


Spenser309
10-22-2005, 01:19 AM
Im having the same problem, maybe DiabloSport went out of buisness? Heck they didnt even answer the phone for me. They should be at the shop at 3pm on a Tuesday right?

NOSjohn
10-22-2005, 01:33 AM
branden - it is better to call DiabloSport. Understand though that they are very busy so you may have to wait on hold or they may ask to call you back. I can talk to one of the guys on Monday if you like. I am in direct contact with them most of the time.

Spenser, yes they are normally there but sometimes on Thursday or Friday they are at the track early testing. It is also possible most of the guys are in the Dyno area testing a car. They are a good group. Again, if you need a question answered, I can help.

Spenser309
10-22-2005, 11:24 AM
I just want my predator reflashed. And I called this Monday and Tuesday.

NOSjohn
10-22-2005, 11:35 AM
You want it re-flashed as in you bought it from another person and it won't take to your car or are you talking about you want a different performance tune in it?

I can talk to him on Monday and see what you need to do to get this done. If you want a diff. perf. tune, you need the peripherals from Radio Shack to upload the tune from your PC to the Predator. I hope I can help...

branden7
10-22-2005, 12:39 PM
NOSjohn, any help youy cna give would be greatly appreciated. I bought this predator off this guy and he told me it would be no big deal to have it reflashed, so far it's been nothing short of impossible. I guess i should have done a little more research first to see how hard it was to reflash. I will try to give them a call on monday too.

NOSjohn
10-22-2005, 02:17 PM
I will try to help the most I can.

Spenser309
10-22-2005, 04:37 PM
im trying to sell mine but id like it to be unlocked before I do. Or at least get an RMA for the guy.

Spenser309
10-24-2005, 10:33 PM
anyone get anything from RWTD?

NOSjohn
10-25-2005, 12:19 AM
Dang, forgot about you. I was out all day doing on-site work. I will be here in office and see if I can't get in contact with Diablosport.

Spenser309
10-26-2005, 04:38 PM
Thanks Jon. BTW have you got anything, yet?

joecar
10-26-2005, 04:52 PM
I'd like to unlock mine so I can sell it too.
What do I need to do...?
Thanks.
Joe

NOSjohn
10-26-2005, 05:37 PM
He hasn't been around. I will try tomorrow. :(

618HAWK
10-26-2005, 06:02 PM
Here is some info that might help, phone # ect. That I recevied from RWTD. I to am in the same boat with a unit I need to unlock.

"Hello sir, and I hope all is well.

All you need to do is call DiabloSport at 561-908-0040 and let them know what you want to do. They are the only ones who can unlock it, and they charge $75 to do such. Supposedly they also have a revision update ready to give that will allow the unit to unlock from the VIN once the original backup is restored from it (then it can be used on another applicable vehicle). I'm not sure what the fee is for that, but it may be $99. I'm sorry that you may have to incur any costs."

NOSjohn
10-31-2005, 11:47 AM
I talked to Johan from Diablosport today. You simply need to e-mail them at gmunlock@diablosport.com and tell them what you need. There is also a fee
but he wasn't sure what it is as he's involved on the performance programming side of things. I hope that helps, if not, I will search further.

branden7
11-10-2005, 12:07 PM
Ya..i've actually emailed that address twice and have received no response.

i've also been on hold with tech support, which is who the operator transfered me to, for about 15 minutes.

This is getting a little frustrating.

NOSjohn
11-10-2005, 12:20 PM
Wow, that's suprising. I know I've called a few sponsors and non-sponsors with no call back. I would think businesses would love all the business. I guess they all need a seminar on return calls and/or customer sevice.

I will try and talk to him today or tomorrow. I know your frustrated.

branden7
11-11-2005, 02:58 PM
they actually did email me back yesterday...maybe it was becuase i put third attempt in the subject line. Anyway looks like i have to call tech support (which i cant get through to) and send it to them at a 100 dollar charge. At least i've gotten someone to make some sort of response to me. Even if all he told me to do was sit on hold for 45 minutes.

NOSjohn
11-11-2005, 05:10 PM
It seems either they are under staffed or under-trained at replies and customer service. I'd like to know what they have going on?

2001NBMZ28
11-11-2005, 05:43 PM
Unlock the VIN? www.diablosport.com/faq/index.php?sid=10868&aktion=artikel&rubrik=001005&id=54&lang=en

Man, when I posted this on October 21 thought it would be easy, send email to them with the info...pay your $75...done. Getting HPT and I was going to try and get mine reflashed too so I could sell it - think I'll just donate it to my local car club for reading codes/real time data. :eyes:

Technoman64
11-12-2005, 06:48 AM
What really bites is that the stuff it is supposed to set like Rev Limits, Gear Ratio, and etc... does not even work correctly! Then you try to get a custom tune and find out it will cost you big $

I am done with mine and will be purchasing HPTuners in the very near future.

Also when I install the Predator tune my gas mileage drops way, way off. It runs extremely rich during warmup and with the stock tune I use 1/8 tank less fuel on a 90 mile round trip.

joecar
11-13-2005, 02:00 AM
Yeah, I ended up buying EFILive. :drive: :chug:

GM Muscle
11-13-2005, 09:01 AM
Try emailing brian@diablosport.com . He is the head tech at diablo, I dealt with him last year at this time and he took car of me (hopefully he still works there).

jjnada
11-13-2005, 02:20 PM
Any luck w/ your reflash? I started a thread yesterday about my problems w/ DiabloSport...