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Old 08-15-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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Okay I should be receiving my Bama tune this week but the question I have is I've been using 87 for gas but now I'm tuneing it for 93, so I just put 93 in it or do I have to do something else before I put the 93 in
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Okay I should be receiving my Bama tune this week but the question I have is I've been using 87 for gas but now I'm tuneing it for 93, so I just put 93 in it or do I have to do something else before I put the 93 in
Wait till your like 25 miles empty then fill up with 93 and load 93 tune in. That's it.
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Wait till your like 25 miles empty then fill up with 93 and load 93 tune in. That's it.
Kona is correct just wait till its almost empty I usually wait till its 5 miles to E lol cuz theres still 87 in the lines etc and u wanna get some 93 in it quicker. But 25 to e is fine
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Kona is correct just wait till its almost empty I usually wait till its 5 miles to E lol cuz theres still 87 in the lines etc and u wanna get some 93 in it quicker. But 25 to e is fine
To play it safe. Just run that 87 to empty, get stuck, and walk to nearest gas station. Lmao. JK.
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I would fill it with 93 then run it low again, fill with 93 again then install tune. Just my .02
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Read the odometer milage on these pics lmao.

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We have a 16 gallon tank correct? That's my fill up after -10 miles to E lol
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Read the odometer milage on these pics lmao.

We have a 16 gallon tank correct? That's my fill up after -10 miles to E lol
Wtf zero to e? Hahahaa we have a fuel cell reserve that has 15miles of gas. And yes 16 gallon for the 5.0 and boss
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One more thing can I just leave it on race tune I know is not recommended because it can be aggressive but will it harm the car
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One more thing can I just leave it on race tune I know is not recommended because it can be aggressive but will it harm the car
I ran my 3.7 for over a year on the Bama race tune lol.
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I ran my 3.7 for over a year on the Bama race tune lol.
Did anything happen to it?
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Wtf zero to e? Hahahaa we have a fuel cell reserve that has 15miles of gas. And yes 16 gallon for the 5.0 and boss
Well if part of that is correct.... I drove 11 miles on 0 to E, and it only took me 14.878 gals to fill up... Where's the other gal and change at?

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Did anything happen to it?
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It got traded for a boss lmao. But engine wise no
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Well if part of that is correct.... I drove 11 miles on 0 to E, and it only took me 14.878 gals to fill up... Where's the other gal and change at?

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It got traded for a boss lmao. But engine wise no
Idk ive been trying to figure that out too! My car pretty much 1 mile to e filled up with 14.9 gallons
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I've heard there is a section in the tank that allows the pump to be fully submerged in gas so that they don't over heat and burn up. So in theory you still have 1-2 gals of gas but Ford doesn't let you know so that you don't burn up your fuel pump. Makes since I guess
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I've heard there is a section in the tank that allows the pump to be fully submerged in gas so that they don't over heat and burn up. So in theory you still have 1-2 gals of gas but Ford doesn't let you know so that you don't burn up your fuel pump. Makes since I guess
Hmm seems legit to me actually hahaha
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You could always put in octane booster if you can't wait for an empty tank, but it might be tricky to figure out how much to get the 93 rating.
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I ran all my 87 out then filled half a tank 93 then ran that our then refilled full 93 then tuned (for 93)
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You could always put in octane booster if you can't wait for an empty tank, but it might be tricky to figure out how much to get the 93 rating.
Those are TERRIBLE for your car dont put those things in ur tank unless you buy the real ones like Torco Accelerator
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Those are TERRIBLE for your car dont put those things in ur tank unless you buy the real ones like Torco Accelerator
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Unless u take out the intake mani and clean it I wouldnt try to sea foam our newer cars bro unless u wanna break something
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I wish these tanks were like my old F250's, it was rated at 28 or 29 gallons. But if you filled slowly with no foaming, it would hold about 35. That was very helpful on long trips.
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Okay I should be receiving my Bama tune this week but the question I have is I've been using 87 for gas but now I'm tuneing it for 93, so I just put 93 in it or do I have to do something else before I put the 93 in
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Wait till your like 25 miles empty then fill up with 93 and load 93 tune in. That's it.
^ This is correct. Just wait until your gas light is on, ride it down a bit so that majority of the 87 is out of the tank and then fill up with 93 Octane and load your tune.

It's perfectly save to run on the 93 Race tune all the time, I've never used a different tune on my car in 4 years. It is much more aggressive than the street tune, but still is safe for the motor/trans etc..

I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future.

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^ This is correct. Just wait until your gas light is on, ride it down a bit so that majority of the 87 is out of the tank and then fill up with 93 Octane and load your tune.

It's perfectly save to run on the 93 Race tune all the time, I've never used a different tune on my car in 4 years. It is much more aggressive than the street tune, but still is safe for the motor/trans etc..

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Dan,

I've loved the race tune as well and don't intend to change it anytime soon. Any idea why the BAMA folks suggest not leaving it on for a DD, despite it being aggressive?
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I've loved the race tune as well and don't intend to change it anytime soon. Any idea why the BAMA folks suggest not leaving it on for a DD, despite it being aggressive?
Because people want better fuel mpg
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How much more fuel efficient is the 87 street than the stock tune. I want the hard shifts and 0 lag yet more mpg. Probably run it at 93 on all my tunes when I get it.
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I just went back to my bama 93 performance tune from stock.

I let it get to about 24 miles left, filled it with 93, installed the tune ... runs great.

It'll take 10 minutes to install the tune.
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I ran about 2 tanks of 91 before I loaded the tune.
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I have an question about the Bama tune what does it mean (unlocks left 5?)
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I have an question about the Bama tune what does it mean (unlocks left 5?)
It means that the tuner can be locked/unlocked from up to 5 vehivles (different VIN's) before it has to be reset by the manufacturer (usually costs about $150.00 to do this).

Everytime a tuner is connected to the vehicle and a tune applied, the tuner is "locked" to that vehicle. If the tuner is used to restore the stock tune to that vehicle, it is now "unlocked". If you apply another tune to the same vehicle, it is "locked" to that vehicle again, but since it's the same vehicle (known by the VIN in the ECU), it's still only one "lock".

So, a tuner can be used on up to 5 vehicles (different VIN's), but only one at a time. If you want to use the tuner on another vehicle, it has to be "unlocked" from the first vehicle, then it can be "locked" onto another. This example would allow the tuner to be used on 3 more vehicles.

If you buy a used tuner, make sure it is first "unlocked" (also refered to as "unmarried"), and still has lock/unlocks still available.
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