My adventure with SofaKingTuned

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Tremper126

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I also had a gear shift issue, mine when pulling a “heavy” (7-9k) load would lug and throw a P04db code. If you go into your transmission tuner and look into your clutch values menu, I reset mine approximately 3 times and I haven’t had an issue since. It seems as if the tune is telling it when to shift most efficiently but the trans itself doesn’t want to do they fight each other. Once truck is back home I plan to change transmission fluid and filter and reset values with fresh fluid and drive a nice long trip empty to let it relearn. My def has also increased. But if I spend an extra 4$ a month to prevent my egr from setting my truck on fire I consider it a fair trade. Def useage was normal at first and has gradually increased so my stage 2 is going to come in the next 1k miles once delete test pipe comes in!
 

CAVEMANN

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Mine was under light to moderate load & throttle & more like it wanted & needed to downshift & just wouldn't do it, then it would drop a gear & come on like gangbusters, back in the old days it would have been a balancing act between throttle pressure & governor pressure, that was old school transmissions, hoping they get it figured out, do you have the handheld tuner? I wasn't aware I could look at the transmission tuning parameters and change anything, I'd be afraid of screwing something up.
 

Tremper126

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Yeah I bought trans handheld tuner. It’s got a menu for resetting clutch pressures. It helped me a great deal in shifty shifting. It’s not nessasarily the tune your modifying, but the trans your resetting to cooperate with the new shifting parameters. This trans isn’t a kick down cable type of shift, it’s “ecm wants this, tcm wants this, but my body is used to this, lemme try to balance myself” by resetting clutch values, it’s telling the trans that this is your new standards to shift, learn to follow them.
 

CAVEMANN

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I'm gonna have to take a look at the clutch values, I'd like to be able to tweak the 3rd gear issue a little, but won't unless I can figure it out to the gnats azz. When I was doing transmissions I always did necessary mods to add clutch plates, installed a shift kit & often increased line pressure. A lot of times, especially on turbo 250, 350 & 400 the governor would get knew springs. I always liked a very quick positive shift, and from the factory they were designed to "slide" into the next gear increasing clutch & band slippage because of excessive overlap.
That's what I like about the ZF with the tune. the shifts are quick and positive.
 

Tremper126

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My square body has a built trans wirh shift kit and 1800 stall, when it shifts between first and second it gets pretty violent when I’m in the upper rpms haha but it’ll break traction when she shifts from 1-2
 
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Tremper126

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Well I’m going on a month and a half without my baby and damn does it suck. Went to pick it up the Friday before last and there was half an inch of water under the rear seat and the headliner hadn’t been replaced. Shop ordered headliner and had to remove windshield to install new headliner when it comes in so it doesn’t get creased. They found the rear glass was improperly seated and corrected that issue. New headliner should be in this Wednesday so hopefully I can pick up my baby then. Had to break my old second gen out of hibernation to pull my ole lady’s car to the track and I forgot how bad it sucks to have manual windows😂😂 2001 1500 base model 4x4 with 202k on her and still pulls strong though! Let’s hope my 2014 lasts this long!!
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Tremper126

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Well just picked up my truck today from the body shop. Been a month and a half waiting. Get home and the truck throws a p24af code. Who fucking ray so guess where the truck is going back to because I never had an issue until it got dropped off.
 
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BoostN

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Well just picked up my truck today from the body shop. Been a month and a half waiting. Get home and the truck throws a p24af code. Who fucking ray so guess where the truck is going back to because I never had an issue until it got dropped off.
Maybe it just missed you..
 

Tremper126

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@BoosN I wish that was the case. Every time I take my truck anywhere it comes back messed up. I dropped the truck off less than 24 hours after pickup, the xm antenna is messed up causing an error message on the radio, cel is on I’m sure since it went from 50+ miles a day to sitting for a month and a half in a dusty body shop, the exhaust sat and corroded some shit. All in all they did 8k worth of work to it. Surprised it wasn’t totaled. All from a damn dead tree limb. Body shop reset codes / ecm before I picked it up I’m sure they left it idling and it threw code so they reset it. FBBFFB36-7E80-4C06-9CE0-671C51DFE5BB.png3C03F7BA-6EDB-459C-A2BC-02133101DAD4.jpeg
 

CAVEMANN

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I just sent SFT an email, my truck is stage 1 tuned & it's still drinking DEF like a mad man with a full keg, I've put in over 10 gallons in less than a month, right now we're doing over 1100 miles a week, I put in ten gallons last weekend & it showed full, & it's at about 60% right now. The truck runs great except for the DEF.