Normally my turn-around is 2-5 days total because I have tuners on the shelf. Well, I had just gotten back from Advanced Training in FL, SEMA was that week and besides, Oct 15 - Nov 7 is just a bad time to do anything automotive
As far as the codes are concerned, it's something that has been happening more and more lately; dealers are reflashing the customer vehicles without their knowledge/permission. They think they are "hooking you up" and in reality, they are really causing some issues.
I asked rangeredge 03 to read the strategies before and after the flash and to let me know what they were before he went for a test drive.
Turns out, had HAX4 on the sticker but the codes were actually FTN0
- COMPLETELY different. I've seen some updates where you have, say, a BAE1 and then you read the strategy and it comes up as BAE2. No big deal, same code, just an update. This was a completely different tune.
Rather than confuse the issue, I built three new tunes off the FTN0 codes (that he has been driving on and didn't have issues with) and emailed them with some software to upload them to the XCal2.
Quick and easy fix with a standard USB Device cable.
...and that is how these came about