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    Arrow New Users: Help files and Demos

    Help Files:
    Please take a moment to review the help file as alot of common questions
    can be answered from it. Also, check back after every software update as
    new content is being added all the time.

    You can open the help file at any time in the Editor or Scanner by
    pressing 'F1'. It will take you to the section of the help file that relates
    to what is currently open in the scanner or editor.

    Example: If you have the spark advance section open in the editor and
    press F1 it will take you the the spark advance section of the help file.

    Note: At this time if you have the help file open by hitting F1 you will not
    be able to switch back to the scanner or editor until you close the help
    file.

    Current Users can also access it direct outside of the program by:
    Start->programs-> HP Tuners-> 'VCM Suite Help'
    ...this would be your best option if you want to use the scanner and/or
    editor at the same time as the help file as you will be able to switch back
    and forth as you please.

    Future HPT Users can Download it here (right-click, save-as):
    http://www.hptuners.com/pub/VCM Suite.chm

    If you download the help files but cannot view them in Windows XP:
    Right click the VCM suite.chm file and click properties. On the general tab look to see if there is button that says "unlock", click the button to unlock the file, then double click to open the file and it should open.

    You can also view the help files online:
    http://www.hptuners.com/help


    Demos:
    You can view online demo's of common VCM Suite tasks:

    Installing the MSI installer

    Installing MPVI Drivers Windows 7 64 bit-NEW

    Saving a VCM Suite Info Log-NEW!

    Where to find your .os, .cfg, & .hst files

    Invalid vin/os pair error

    Definition failed to load error

    VCM Editor

    Setting up the E38/E67 2.5 bar custom operating system-New, 12 minutes long

    Reading your VCM

    Writing Calibration to the VCM
    Failed VCM Calibration Write - VCM Recovery

    Changing Fan Settings - 160 Degree Thermostat

    Applying a 1 Bar SD Enhancement
    Applying a 2 Bar SD Enhancement

    VCM Scanner
    Basic Scanner Startup Demo

    Adding and Removing PIDs

    Creating a Custom PID and Adding a Custom PID to the Histogram

    Creating a user defined EIO Input

    Standalone Data Logging-NEW!

    Creating and Saving Custom Histograms-NEW!

    Using Plot Filtering in Histograms

    Reading and Saving DTC's-NEW!

    Opening a config file in VCM Scanner

    CASE Learn



    MISC

    Taking a screenshot
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    TTT Added a bunch of new demo's
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

    A wise man once said "google it"

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    Bill,

    Would you please update the 1998 F-Body gear change demo. GM uses 24.9 as the stock tire dia. This applies to both a 245/50/16 or a 275/40/17 tire. A lot of people are using the advertised/measured tire dia when changing gears or tires.
    This then causes no wot upshifts and inaccurate speedos.

    Russ Kemp

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    Nice to see more demo's

    THANKS


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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ K
    Bill,

    Would you please update the 1998 F-Body gear change demo. GM uses 24.9 as the stock tire dia. This applies to both a 245/50/16 or a 275/40/17 tire. A lot of people are using the advertised/measured tire dia when changing gears or tires.
    This then causes no wot upshifts and inaccurate speedos.

    Russ Kemp
    I'll get it updated asap, again the demo is a general demo. People do occasionally change their tire size as well
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

    A wise man once said "google it"

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    Updated Russ
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

    A wise man once said "google it"

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    Maybe something that talks about the DOD on the LS4 cars? Since I am new to all of this, I have read everything I Could, but I am still lost as to what I should change once I get my tuner. I was thinking that since alot of people have the LS4 with DOD, they want to know if the best thing is to keep it or disable it and then the best way to tune an LS4 car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TazSS34
    Maybe something that talks about the DOD on the LS4 cars? Since I am new to all of this, I have read everything I Could, but I am still lost as to what I should change once I get my tuner. I was thinking that since alot of people have the LS4 with DOD, they want to know if the best thing is to keep it or disable it and then the best way to tune an LS4 car.
    For liability reasons I really can't get into showing you how to tune things like that. That is what this forum is for...so you can test, tune & share your experiences with each other.
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

    A wise man once said "google it"

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    Added a few more this morning that were in the help file but not in the thread.
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

    A wise man once said "google it"

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    Those are great! I watched just one and learnd some things I didn't know about the program.
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    Added a new one on how to perform a CASE learn using a new tool, tell me what you think
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

    A wise man once said "google it"

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    Does the case learn work on version 2.1.18.0 ?

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    It should, thats what version I used for that demo.
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

    A wise man once said "google it"

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    Nice demo aread guys. Thanks.
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    very effective!
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    thats some great info regarding the I6 gear/tire!! thanks!

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    OK, I have 2 things to say. 1. Wow the demos are great and 2. Would it be possible to do a demo of a start to finish tune on a new set up...wether it be a cam, head/cam, stroker, turbo...whatever the mods are but requires a from the top tune, showing step by step?

    Just a thought.

    BTW, I tried to attend one of those classes but being in the military ended up being gone during the class and lost my hundred dollar deposit. Not upset about the deposit...upset that I had to miss the class, would have been a great start for me.
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    OK, I have 2 things to say. 1. Wow the demos are great and 2. Would it be possible to do a demo of a start to finish tune on a new set up...wether it be a cam, head/cam, stroker, turbo...whatever the mods are but requires a from the top tune, showing step by step?
    1. Thanks Both Scott & I worked very hard on them
    2. No, with support of dozens of different pcm's and probably over 1000 different operating systems each different from the next it would be impossible to do one for each of those operating systems. And how to tune a cam, heads/cam, stroker, turbo, SC, would each require their own demo your talking 5000+ demo's, sorry but that isn't going to happen, also it becomes a liability for us to tell you how to tune, because if theres something incorrect in the demo(or even if its correct) & for some reason you pop your motor you can come back claiming well this is how you told us to tune & it blew my motor.
    Just a thought.
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

    A wise man once said "google it"

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    Bill is there a demo of the DTCs??
    How to remove codes? etc??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadC6
    Bill is there a demo of the DTCs??
    How to remove codes? etc??
    Mike
    Anything related to emissions is not allowed on this forum.
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

    A wise man once said "google it"