ultra x-tuner power programmer

ultra x-tuner power programmer
31 December 2008
BD Ford 6.0/7.3L Powerstroke X-Tuner # 1054870
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ULTRA X-TUNER POWER PROGRAMMER
Ford 7.3/6.0L Powerstroke Installation Instructions
1054870
Ford 7.3/6.0L Powerstroke
F250-F550 / Excursion
1999-2007
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Installation Manual P/N#: I1054870
UNLESS AN EO# IS LISTED, THIS PRODUCT IS LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA FOR RACING
VEHICLES ONLY, WHICH MAY NEVER BE USED UPON A HIGHWAY.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Pre-Installation ................................................................................................3
Module Layout.................................................................................................4
Installation .......................................................................................................5
Main Menu Screen.................................................................................................... 5
Programming Your Vehicle ....................................................................................... 6
Speed Limiter............................................................................................................ 6
Measuring Tire Size .................................................................................................. 7
Returning To Stock.........................................................................................7
DTC Function (Diagnostic Trouble Code) ....................................................8
Recovery Mode ...............................................................................................9
Setting Screen Contrast / Backlight..............................................................9
Tuner Updates.................................................................................................9
Troubleshooting / Technical Support .........................................................10
BD Engine Brake Inc
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Ship: #88 – 446 Harrison St, Sumas, WA 98295 Mail: PO Box 231, Sumas, WA 98295
Ph: 604.853.6096 Fax: 604.853.8749 Internet: www.bd-power.com
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Pre-Installation
Thank you for choosing BD Power’s Ultra X-Tuner. The Ultra X-Tuner is set up
specifically for your 1999-2007 Ford 6.0/7.3L Powerstroke diesel. The Ultra X-Tuner
houses specialized databases that contain optimally calibrated, individual vehicle
application, performance programs which tune both the engine & transmission. The Ultra
X-Tuner includes Performance, Tow/Performance and Tow tuning programs for stock
vehicles. Top speed limiter removal (for race use) and selectable tire height (for
correcting speedometer & shift points) are also available for use.
The Ultra X-Tuner includes the following features:
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Internet Updateable – Supports web updates via BD’s update site
Built-In DTC Definitions – No lookup manual needed
Built-In Help Screens – Reduces need for manual look-up
USB Communications – Connects to any PC (Windows XP/2000 or higher) with USB
Customs Application Upgradeable – Download Custom performance programs
Multiple Tuning Levels – User Selectable Tuning Types
Increased User Options – Allows users more control
Ergonomically Designed Case – Fits well in the hand
Large, soft key Buttons – For easy operation
Permanently mounted cable – No assembly required
Backlight Screen – Easy to view day or night.
There are four power programs available for this tuner:
TOW – Optimum performance tuning for towing. You can safely tow up to the OEM’s
listed maximum towing limit.
TOW/PERFORMANCE – Mid-range engine & transmission performance program. If you
are a light tower (up to 8000lbs.) and would like a mixture between the two and
performance programs, then select this option.
PERFORMANCE – Optimum performance tuning for engine & transmission. With this
option you can safely tow/haul up to 6000lbs.
STOCK – Restores the stock engine and transmission program.
POWER LEVEL
H.P.
GAINED
TORQUE
GAINED
Performance
Tow/Performance
Tow
Stock
110hp
90hp
50hp
0
165 lbs-ft
145 lbs-ft
85 lbs-ft
0
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Periodically your dealer may flash your truck’s computer if there is an issue with
your truck when it is in for servicing (or even if there isn’t a problem). Therefore,
you should always revert your truck back to stock before bringing it back to the
dealer for ANY work, because if your dealer flashes a new program over the
modified “tuned” program from the Ultra X-Tuner, then your tuner will have to be
reflashed at our factory.
Module Layout
The layout of the BD Ultra X-Power tuner is pretty straightforward. The module consists
of a graphical LCD display, 3 selection buttons (notice the relation to the placement on
the screen) and an OBD-II communications cable, hardwired into the module.
BD Engine Brake Inc
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Ship: #88 – 446 Harrison St, Sumas, WA 98295 Mail: PO Box 231, Sumas, WA 98295
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Installation
Make sure that your vehicle is in the key off/engine off
position before you plug in the Ultra X-Tuner.
Connect the communications cable that came with the
downloader into the top of the Ultra X-Tuner and the
other end into the OBD II port (see diagram above).
The OBD II port is the diagnostic port located
underneath the dash on the driver’s side of the
vehicle.
OBDII Port
Main Menu Screen
The downloader will boot up with a BD logo and proceed to the main menu. From here
you can decide which option you would like to select:
TUNER SETUP – Displays current firmware/database info numbers for the tuner,
changes contrast & backlight options.
TUNING – Select this option to download a power
program, remove the vehicle’s speed limiter, to
adjust transmission shifting or to return the
program to stock.
DIAGNOSTICS – Select this option to view and
erase diagnostic trouble codes.
The layout of the main menu is as follows:
 Tuner Setup
o About
o Set Screen Contrast
o Set Screen Backlight
 Tuning
o Read Vehicle
o Change Settings
o View Settings
o Program Vehicle
 Diagnostics
o Diagnostic Codes (Read/Clear DTC’s)
o Data Logging
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Programming Your Vehicle
Select the Tuning option from the main menu with the enter key as described on the
tuner.
Select Read Vehicle. This option will read the
stock engine and transmission program currently
loaded into your PCM and save a copy into the
tuner. This information will be used to revert your
truck back to stock in the future if desired. When
the tuner loads the “Read Vehicle” menu, select
Read Stock.
This option will take roughly 5 minutes to
complete.
Once complete, choose the Change Setup
option. In the Change Setup menu, select Power
Level. From here you can choose your power
level – Tow / Tow-Performance / Performance.
Select “Save” once you have chosen your power
level, and then press “Exit”, or,
If you wish to change the speed limiter / tire size options, then read the section below.
Otherwise, click on Program Vehicle. This will begin the tuning data processing.
Speed Limiter
The downloader gives racing enthusiasts the option to remove the OEM speed
limiter/governor. This allows the vehicle to reach speeds in excess of where the OEM
speed limiter was set (most trucks are set below 100mph/140kmh). By selecting “Yes” to
remove the speed limiter you agree that your vehicle has the appropriate tires,
suspension and any other necessary modifications rated for speeds in excess of
140mph.
Select Options from the Change Setup menu
and select “Change Speed Limiter”. If your tires
are Z-Rated (rated for use in excess of 120mph),
then select Yes.
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THIS MODIFICATION IS INTENDED FOR RACE PURPOSES ONLY AND SHOULD
NEVER BE USED ON A PUBLIC ROAD OR HIGHWAY.
If you wish to raise the speed limiter, then hit
“Save” with the Raised option selected. If you
wish to retain the stock setting, hit “Next” until the
description changes to Stock.
Measuring Tire Size
When using the tuner to input a bigger-than-stock size tire (for fixing erroneous
speedometer values), then your tire must be measured for the proper calculations to be
used.
Measure the tire vertically with a tape measure. It may help to have a tool with a flat edge
(i.e. a ruler) resting on top of your tire for a more accurate reading. Measure your
vehicle’s tire (in inches) and round it up to the nearest quarter of an inch. When
measuring the tire, both the tire and rim must be included.
This option can be found in the Change Setup / Options / Tire Height menu.
Returning To Stock
This option is for when you are taking your vehicle in for a diagnostic service, or just want
your settings to be back to the OEM specifications.
Plug in the Ultra X-Tuner and select the Tuning option from the main menu, and then
select Change Setup, and then select Power Level.
This will bring up the power selection menu. On
the displayed list, select Stock and hit Enter.
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The tuner will then ask you to confirm that you
would like to return to stock. Hit Yes if you would
like to continue. At this point, it will re-load your
stock program back into your truck.
When the load is finished, the Ultra X-Tuner will have returned the vehicle to the stock
power level, as well as the speed limiter and the transmission shift patterns.
DTC Function (Diagnostic Trouble Code)
The DTC function will display all diagnostic trouble codes set on your vehicle. This
function will also allow you to read and erase trouble codes from your vehicle’s ECU.
Read DTCs reads and displays Diagnostic Trouble Codes from the connected vehicle.
Clear DTCs clears current Diagnostic Trouble Codes from the connected vehicle.
Both options are for live vehicle diagnostics. An active vehicle connection to the tuner is
required. Vehicle DTC’s, if present, will be displayed along with a full text description,
when available.
To access this menu, select Diagnostics at the
main menu and hit Enter.
If you want to read the DTC’s currently in your
system, select Read DTCs and then hit Enter.
If you want to Clear DTCs currently in your
system, select Clear DTCs and then hit Enter.
Re-occurring Diagnostic Trouble Codes you may encounter:
CODE
Definition
Reason
Both codes are time delayed codes
Internal Control Module CAM Error
P0603
OBDII Monitor Checks Not Complete – which may erase over time, but
cannot be erased by the Ultra XP1000
More Driving Required)
Tuner.
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Recovery Mode
In the event of a status message during a programming sequence, the Ultra X-Tuner will
attempt to recover the vehicle to the original stock program. It is necessary to carefully
follow the screen prompts, possibly requiring multiple “Ignition OFF” and “Ignition ON”
sequences to correctly return the vehicle to stock settings.
When the recovery is completed, your vehicle is returned to factory stock. You are now
able to start your vehicle normally. You may not attempt to use the Ultra X-Tuner to
program your vehicle again or to program another vehicle (the tuner is now reset and not
locked to a vehicle). Follow the on-screen prompts. In the event that recovery is
unsuccessful, or fo any reason the Ultra X-Tuner fails to complete its programming cycle,
a status message will be displayed on the unit. Please make note of the message
displayed and contact BD Diesel Performance technical support department.
Setting Screen Contrast / Backlight
The Ultra X-Tuner’s screen contrast and backlight level can be changed to the user’s
preference. Select Tuner Setup from the main menu.
Select either “Set Contrast” or “Set Backlight”,
depending on which option you would like to
change.
Settings range anywhere from 0-100%.
Tuner Updates
If the dealer flashes a new program onto your computer that is newer than the database
in the tuner, then the tuner will have to be updated. This is done by visiting
http://xtuner.bd-power.com/ through your preferred internet browser and clicking on the
“Ultra X-Tuner” link. Follow the screen prompts to install and update the software.
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Troubleshooting / Technical Support
Complaint:
Solution:
Ultra X-Tuner screen is blank when plugged into 1. The diagnostic port may share power with the
cigarette lighter fuse. Check the owner
the vehicle.
manual for location and replace if it is blown.
2. Check the pin connectors in the OBDII port.
Make sure that none of the pins have been
pushed out of the connector body. (Note:
Typically not all connector pins are present).
3. Try plugging the tuner into another supported
vehicle and verify the tuner status.
Ultra X-Tuner flashes “Tuner Requires an The Ultra X-Tuner does not have the necessary
Update” message after visit to the dealer and/or calibration files that coincide with your truck’s
new update, so an update for your tuner is
reflash.
necessary.
Refer to the section “updating your tuner” on
page xx for updating instructions.
Unsupported application.
Check the year, model and engine model to
If the vehicle or engine type is not currently verify that the Ultra X-Tuner being usedi s
supported by the Ultra X-Tuner, the following error correct for the application. If not, return it to the
message may be displayed:
dealer that it was purchased from for the correct
tuner. If the application matches up, then phone
“This application is currently unsupported. Call BD POWER for an RMA number to send in the
us if incorrect. Call BD POWER and use Code #E- tuner for inspection.
36.”
Non-Stock File Application.
This may be because another programmer has
If the Ultra X-Tuner has checked your stock file and
been previously used to reprogram the vehicle.
cannot match it to a stock file, the following message
The vehicle that this tuner is going on MUST be
will be displayed:
stock before trying to program with the Ultra XTuner.
“Vehicle File is Not Stock… Call BD Power! Use
Code #E-43.”
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Locked VIN Number.
If the Ultra X-Tuner programming is in a vehicle, then
the tuner is “locked” to that vehicle – meaning that no
Return the original vehicle back to stock before
other vehicle can be programmed with that tuner. If
using the Ultra X-Tuner on another vehicle, or
you try and use the programmer you will receive this
purchase an additional Ultra X-Tuner for use on
message:
a second vehicle.
“Locked VIN is mismatched! Not the original
vehicle / program. Call BD POWER! Use Code #E37.”
Not original Program ID.
If the Ultra X-Tuner is “VIN locked” to a vehicle and
that vehicle has been updated at the dealership to a
different Box Code (ID Number) without first using
the tuner to return the vehicle to stock, the following
message will be displayed:
“Not the original Program ID. Not the Original
Vehicle/Program. Call BD POWER! Use Code #E38.”
Checksum Error.
If the Ultra X-Tuner is “VIN locked” to a vehicle and
that vehicle has been updated at the dealership to
the same Box Code (ID Number) without first using
the tuner to return the vehicle to stock, the following
message will be displayed:
“Not the original Program Checksum. Not the
Original Vehicle/Program. Call BD POWER! Use
Code #E-39.”
Upload Error.
The Ultra X-Tuner can only be unlocked if it is
able to return the “Vin Locked” vehicle to stock.
Since a dealership has replaced the Ultra XTuner’s programming in the truck with updated
stock tuning, you will need to update your tuner
online with a re-flash.
The Ultra X-Tuner can only be unlocked if it is
able to return the “Vin Locked” vehicle to stock.
Since a dealership has replaced the Ultra XTuner’s programming in the truck with stock
tuning, you will need to update your tuner online
with a re-flash.
If the Ultra X-Tuner cannot detect if the ignition is in
Make sure that the ignition is ON (with the
the on position, the following message will be
vehicle OFF). Retry again. It is possible that your
displayed:
vehicle’s battery charge is low. Please check and
correct, if necessary.
“Problem with uploading! Please retry. Call BD
POWER! Use Code #E-XX.” (XX= a two digit
number).
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Ignition ON Error.
If the Ultra X-Tuner cannot detect that the ignition is
Make sure that the ignition key is turned
in the ON position, the following messages will be
completely forward in the ON position. (DO NOT
displayed:
START THE VEHICLE).
“Cannot Detect Ignition On. Please Retry. Call BD
POWER! Use Code #E-31.”
Communications Error
Make sure that the ignition is ON (but DO NOT
start the vehicle!). Retry again. It is possible that
If the Ultra X-Tuner loses communication, the
your vehicle’s battery charge is low. Please
following message will be displayed:
check and correct if necessary. If it still fails, then
contact BD Power. The Ultra X-Tuner will have
“Communications Error!!! Please retry. Call BD
to be returned to BD.
POWER! Use Code #E-XX.”
If you encounter any other problems with this product, or have technical questions about
it, please phone the BD Diesel Performance Technical Hotline at (800) 887-5030
between 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, Pacific Standard Time (PST). As an
alternative, you can also post on our technical forum located at http://bdpower.com/forum .
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Ship: #88 – 446 Harrison St, Sumas, WA 98295 Mail: PO Box 231, Sumas, WA 98295
Ph: 604.853.6096 Fax: 604.853.8749 Internet: www.bd-power.com
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