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Calibration file

Is there anyway of finding out the calibration file of my ECU?

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Which year?

The catch code is on a sticker on the PCM itself, which is to the left of the glove box. Usually there's also a sticker with the code on the passenger fender near the hood hinge as well.

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It's not the catch code I need. I am looking at using Quarterhorse and there is no strategy available for my computer, so they need to compare the binary file with ones that may work.

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Not certain with a QH, but you can typically pull that info with a SCT handheld.

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This is for a 91. I didn't think a hand held would work with OBD1.

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It would not. I made the mistake of assuming we were talking about OBD-II. Year/engine are typically good things to list in either the OP or your sig so answers are on point.

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You could shoot Decipha a PM or check him out at EFIDynoTuning .

He should be able to hook you up.
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Thanks Bulldog for that info. I also had others telling me of him. When I get her out of storage I will be sending my ECU down to him.

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You would need to search, but I've seen tables of common catch codes and their associated strategy codes. I know when I first considered QuarterHorse, there was no supporting strategy for my EEC-IV PCM. I have since invested in SCT hardware/software and eventually had the car converted to OBDII.
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Sailorbob will sell you a strategy for quite a few different tbird engines.


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I went to him for the 5.0 tbird strategy required for my engine. In my case, I confirmed with him before order that W3D was the GSALI strategy.
NOTE: it's been a while but with QH, I seem to recall being able to read out the binary image so that someone can compare it to the strategies they have already written. I also seem to recall that sailorbob can send you a readonly strategy to confirm if it maps out the data correctly (you cannot save any edits to the tune though).

I think it's only $25 for the strategy and post-sales customer service is great (get updates, fixes if you find issues, etc). NOTE: the strategy is licensed specifically for your Binary Editor key (in my case, my dongle).

Once you have the correct strategy loaded for your ECU, you can read out the baseline tune/calibration and edit the scalars, tables, and functions as you desire (and are mapped out in the strategy).

Here's my experience with QH.
S4Gunn's 93 Thunderbird 5.0 Tuning with Quarterhorse Basics...

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