GOT A 2018+ F150 3.0L POWER STROKE DIESEL?
AREAS WE ADDRESS
Fuel tables are modified for either better economy or all out performance. Depending on your needs is how most tables are set up. In the diesel world proper fueling is important to keep your temperatures safe. No worries we have taken the extra measures to insure temperature safety by installing additional EGT (Exhaust Gas Temperature) sensors in and through out the complex stock exhaust system in our tuning development process.
The F150 3.0L Power Stroke diesel suffers from poor throttle response down low. A custom calibration will have enhanced improvements in better throttle response, step on go pedal, vehicle will respond quicker…this DBW system is a torque driven system, it works by taking a certain amount of torque via engine and wheel and applies it to what the driver foot say it needs; a better way to explain it is its a torque limiter. It only allows so much torque at a given pedal position. Stock tables are conservative and numb at best and that’s why one would feel sometimes a lag or a goofy pedal with DBW systems. For a F150 3.0L Power Stroke diesel this is one of the most critical areas that must be addressed and modified to generate more torque /hp and throttle response. By reworking the OEM strategies makes your 3.0L Power Stroke diesel come to life!
Can be increased in most RPM areas for improved Torque and HP. Higher timing the the correct RPM area will net more power and economy. Injection timing can also bring too much EGT. No worries we have taken the extra measures to insure temperature safety by installing additional EGT (Exhaust Gas Temperature) sensors in and through out the complex stock exhaust system in our tuning development process.
In all F150 3.0L Power Stroke diesel vehicles the Torque Converter strategies can be reworked to lock up sooner and stay locked longer at light cruising speeds to also help with economy…A locked converter is power to the ground. The new 10 speed brings new meaning to locking a converter. The converter strategies in our calibrations will have great emphasis on quick converter lock ups at the right mph in the right gears (key word) and rpm as to take advantage of the low torque that is available from the F150 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine.
The 10 speed transmission that comes standard with the F150 3.0L Power Stroke diesel is a big improvement in driver controls over prior 6 speed transmissions. However, there are still some significant benefits to be had re-calibrating normal daily shift strategies.
DAILY MODE We have noticed that while in normal everyday mode that the transmission will move into 8th,9th, 10th gears really quickly around town with speeds as low as 42 mph this really lugs the engine and when trying to accelerate there is a pretty good delay to build boost and either downshift or accelerate. Also Ford is skip shifting in normal mode as well. We can correct this by moving some shift strategies patterns around in all gears. Our calibrations will have emphasis on shifting at the right mph and rpm as to take advantage of the low torque that is available from the 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine, while maintaining great fuel economy and power to accelerate when needed.
TOW/HAUL Mode Coasting or slowing down the downshifts don’t command soon enough to keep the RPM’s up in torque range and when back in throttle multiple downshifts may occur. Also keep in mind engine braking; a V6 engine has less braking that Ford’s past V8 engines, so a quick downshift for braking is required for owners that are going to tow heavy. We have re-calibrated tow/haul mode strategies that enhances keeping the engine RPM’s elevated to take advantage of the torque band which will require less downshifting by optimizing gears. We have also enhanced the down shift patterns to allow better engine braking with this V6 engine.
SPORT Mode is a fun mode in factory form but does not have much use in a daily drive except wide open throttle. We have an enhance shift pattern that allows you to take advantage of this sport mode to make use of it during your daily drive when you want both sport and fun with keeping some of your drive ability in mind. Upper gears 8th, 9th, 10th are much more driver friendly after tuning being able to get into these gears at an except-able MPH is key.
At the time of your order if your ECU strategy code is known, we will send your tuner loaded with tunes on your selected tuner. If this information is not known at the time your order is placed you will be provided a blank tuner to acquire the needed vehicle information.
Where do I find my ECU Strategy Code?
If using an SCT or Bully Dog Device: On your device under vehicle information, you will find your ECU Strategy Code. An example of an ECU Strategy Code is PKRK0R2.
Note: If your vehicle is a 2015+ we will also need your ECU SWPN (HL3A-14C204-BPH). For diesel applications we will also need your TCU Strategy (TPCL0HH) and TCU SWPN (HL3A-14C337-HH) in addition to your ECU Strategy and ECU SWPN.
If using an HP nGauge: Plug your nGauge into the OBD2 port the vehicle you intend to tune. Use the menu on your device to select TUNING, then proceed to select the PCM type and choose READ VEHICLE. Upon selecting “read” you will see a variety of vehicle options. Select your application vehicle such as: “2018 F150 3.0L Power Stroke diesel
Custom calibrations allow for many choices when it comes to tuning your vehicle. 5 Star Tuning will be offering these popular choices for the new F150 3.0L Power Stroke diesel. We only have and develop Emission Compliant tunes .
These enhanced calibrations can increase economy and are completely safe to tow/haul your vehicles manufactured recommend weight rating in any mode.
Enhanced Safe Power – Great Drive Ability – Good Economy is our goals with all of our custom maps.
Calibrations will enhance some if not all of these areas depending on Map/Tune developed.
● drive by wire
● grill shutters & Auto / Start Stop
● cold/hot start idle
● idle drive
● variable cam
● shifting sport mode
● converter sport mode
● shifting normal mode
● converter normal mode
● shifting Tow/Haul mode
● converter Tow/Haul mode
● cruise/speed control
● variable speed fan
● speed limiters
● tire size
● axle ratio
CALIBRATIONS that are available for the F150 3.0L Power Stroke diesel are:
Performance Power Tune
Daily / Tow Tune
Transmission Tune only with Stock Power
Note: Daily / Tow Tunes you can tow Fords recommended weight rating.
Performance / Off-Road Tunes its not recommended to tow with these.
All Tuning is with Stock Emission Complaint exhaust systems.