Now onto pcm stategies.
The pcm's strategy
is an 5-character alpha-numeric code that identifies the master program on it. The "box code", "catch code", or "pcm code" as they are sometimes referred to are not
the same as the strategy. The pcm codes (which are found on the pcm label) are simply known as "database/tune files" which very simply can be referred to as "the tune" on a stock pcm. The strategy is not on the pcm label, or anywhere else on the vehicle.
You'll sound a whole lot smarter if you learn these differences now, that way when you have questions that need answering regarding datalogging, you can use the proper terms that people who do know tuning/logging will be able to properly recognize.
You need to know which strategy your pcm is running to be able to properly create the list of parameters you want to log
. This has nothing to do with the actual tune on the pcm; the strategy is what dictates which parameters are available for datalogging, not the tune on the pcm.
As far as I know:
MN12s regardless of engine configuration use the CDAN4
Tbirds use the CCAQE
strategy. Some may use the CCAQ
To find out which strategy your pcm is running, go to your car, connect your Xcal2 to the OBDII connector, and switch on your ignition, if your car is not already running. Turning On the ignition can be done at a later step if you wish.
So here is the run down to get your strategy if you have a 94/95 MN12, or if you just wanna use the Xcal2 to see it get the strategy off your 96/97.
At this point, you're done getting the strategy as long as you memorize it or write it down or whatever. You can now hit Select, Cancel, or simply disconnect the Xcal2 from your car; it's all the same.
Now we can go back to the computer and LiveLink 6.