Notices
EcuFlash

How to backup ECU prior to DIY tuning

 
Old Jun 24, 2019, 06:50 PM
  #1  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
How to backup ECU prior to DIY tuning

I have been reading through the tuning forums for the last few months which has answered almost all my questions...

One that remains I would like to confirm. I have an Evo 8 FQ 320 with the stock ECU that has been tuned by a local tuner (Australia). I would like to install Tephra v7 and try some tuning myself... but would like a full ECU backup as a fallback.

If I download my current ROM .bin, is this a complete ECU backup and restore point in case I mess something up? Is there anything else that would need to be backed up?

Thanks!
MattsFQ is offline  
Old Jun 25, 2019, 10:18 AM
  #2  
Newbie
 
ravasquez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Guatemala City
Posts: 21
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MattsFQ View Post
I have been reading through the tuning forums for the last few months which has answered almost all my questions...

One that remains I would like to confirm. I have an Evo 8 FQ 320 with the stock ECU that has been tuned by a local tuner (Australia). I would like to install Tephra v7 and try some tuning myself... but would like a full ECU backup as a fallback.

If I download my current ROM .bin, is this a complete ECU backup and restore point in case I mess something up? Is there anything else that would need to be backed up?

Thanks!
Hi, the answer its yes a backup of your current ROM its a great idea to rollback, upload a copy to a cloud free storage service if something goes wrong with your current computer, remember to copy your fuel and maf tables to Tephramod rom to use it as a base map and of course a wideband its something required.
ravasquez is offline  
Old Jun 25, 2019, 05:35 PM
  #3  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Great, thanks Rava!

If I load the Tephra .ROM, and then want to roll back and load my current .ROM, will Tephra be completely removed?
MattsFQ is offline  
Old Jun 25, 2019, 08:42 PM
  #4  
Newbie
 
ravasquez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Guatemala City
Posts: 21
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MattsFQ View Post
Great, thanks Rava!

If I load the Tephra .ROM, and then want to roll back and load my current .ROM, will Tephra be completely removed?
You welcome man, that's right, Tephra its a rom with modifications to customize advanced features and parameters, when you flash another rom all this features and parameters are overwrite I suggest to you to read about load two roms and switch them with the IC spray switch, you can load one ROM for "race" and one for daily for example.
ravasquez is offline  
Old Jun 26, 2019, 07:38 AM
  #5  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
That's great, thanks again Rava... I will make a backup of my .ROM and get into my tuning
MattsFQ is offline  
Old Jun 26, 2019, 01:25 PM
  #6  
Newbie
 
ravasquez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Guatemala City
Posts: 21
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MattsFQ View Post
That's great, thanks again Rava... I will make a backup of my .ROM and get into my tuning
You welcome dude
ravasquez is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.