I am looking into buying a stock PCM (for dealer visits) and a tuned PCM for everyday driving. If I do so I will need to have a Crankshaft Position relearn done everytime I switch or I can drive around with the check engine light on.
That sucks..I thought you only had to program the CKP the first time. I'm starting to lean toward the injector-style tuners as a result of dealership-paranoia. I had a stock ECU for my Audi turbo, only took 3 mins to swap boxes and no other issues to deal with. I hope StealthV comes out with his injector before Spring or I'll need to do the Diablosport/Superchips handheld route. I'd rather switch to a stock tune via the OBD port than need to go through the various steps/costs of having an extra ECU.
The CASE learn procedure is only for misfire monitoring. The procedure essentially enables misfire monitoring. It seems a simple solution would be to have the tuner of the ECM disable the CASE learn code (P1336, I think) from illuminating the MIL.
now wait guys....i'm not the expert but the CPK needs learned ONCE and once only. Having swapped PCMs many times for flashes, I never ever had to redo this no matter how many times it was flashes. The BRAND NEW one fresh out of the box needed it, but that was it, 1 time. I don't know why some folks have had to do it more often....
The CKP memorizes the position of the crankshaft. If a PCM is out of the car and the engine spins, it does not know where the crankshaft is in its rotation without a program. So, if the engine runs without a PCM in it, when you put that PCM back in, you must reprogram it.
I remember that thread. Be careful Rick, people are going to start thinking your as sensitive as I am. You sure we can't fly you down here in November??? That would sure take care of my tune problems. Maybe you could make Derek your Texas supplier???? Now that's thought.:bouncy: