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    What happens to a VTECH tuned ECU when you hook buds up to it?


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    Resets to stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    Resets to stock.
    What absolute garbage! You shouldn't post on the forum for such misinformation.


    This is the deal.

    There is nothing in buds to tell it the ecu has been tuned.

    The ecu will work as normal and will be able to be updated (Unlike most other ECU tuning packages for the seadoos)

    The only time you can 'Lose your tune' is if there has been an engine management update for the ecu since last update.
    If you have a 2011+ ski, you do not have to worry.
    If your ski has been updated with latest buds since 2011+ then you should have no problem. (Thats if your dealer didn't skip the update process)
    If you have a 2009 - 2011 bosch based ecu and haven't updated, you may lose your tune.

    BUT... If you have updated to latest buds, the VTECH maptuner system will re-instate your tune next time you 'check for updates' on the VTECH maptuner menu - FREE OF CHARGE, as your tuning credit is still valid with any BUDS dealer software updates.

    Only buds reports (Sent to BRP) and other tuners can see if the ecu has been tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GasResearch-VT.SE View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    Resets to stock.
    What absolute garbage! You shouldn't post on the forum for such misinformation.


    This is the deal.

    There is nothing in buds to tell it the ecu has been tuned.

    The ecu will work as normal and will be able to be updated (Unlike most other ECU tuning packages for the seadoos)

    The only time you can 'Lose your tune' is if there has been an engine management update for the ecu since last update.
    If you have a 2011+ ski, you do not have to worry.
    If your ski has been updated with latest buds since 2011+ then you should have no problem. (Thats if your dealer didn't skip the update process)
    If you have a 2009 - 2011 bosch based ecu and haven't updated, you may lose your tune.

    BUT... If you have updated to latest buds, the VTECH maptuner system will re-instate your tune next time you 'check for updates' on the VTECH maptuner menu - FREE OF CHARGE, as your tuning credit is still valid with any BUDS dealer software updates.

    Only buds reports (Sent to BRP) and other tuners can see if the ecu has been tuned.
    Correct , get all ur updates and it will remain the same ....

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    Good stuff. Seems like a nice system! What happens in the event your ECU (which you have purchased a unlimited $600.00 tuning credit for) goes bad and you need to buy a new ECU? Can you still use that tuning credit on the new ECU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyro View Post
    Good stuff. Seems like a nice system! What happens in the event your ECU (which you have purchased a unlimited $600.00 tuning credit for) goes bad and you need to buy a new ECU? Can you still use that tuning credit on the new ECU?
    I dont think you can, howeever you can switch your current ECU to a new ski.

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    If your stock ecu is broken then we will solve this.
    But its extreme rare that the ecu is broken.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyro View Post
    Good stuff. Seems like a nice system! What happens in the event your ECU (which you have purchased a unlimited $600.00 tuning credit for) goes bad and you need to buy a new ECU? Can you still use that tuning credit on the new ECU?

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    I don't believe you can legally move the tune with the ECM to a different ski unless V-Tech approves. I believe the tune is licensed to the ski and the V-Tech system will check for the correct ECM, cluster etc etc to prevent pirating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyro View Post
    Good stuff. Seems like a nice system! What happens in the event your ECU (which you have purchased a unlimited $600.00 tuning credit for) goes bad and you need to buy a new ECU? Can you still use that tuning credit on the new ECU?
    I dont think you can, howeever you can switch your current ECU to a new ski.

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    The key word is.........IF...........

    Its best to reload the stock tune BEFORE any BUDS update.

    Quote Originally Posted by GasResearch-VT.SE View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    Resets to stock.
    What absolute garbage! You shouldn't post on the forum for such misinformation.


    This is the deal.

    There is nothing in buds to tell it the ecu has been tuned.

    The ecu will work as normal and will be able to be updated (Unlike most other ECU tuning packages for the seadoos)

    The only time you can 'Lose your tune' is if there has been an engine management update for the ecu since last update.
    If you have a 2011+ ski, you do not have to worry.
    If your ski has been updated with latest buds since 2011+ then you should have no problem. (Thats if your dealer didn't skip the update process)
    If you have a 2009 - 2011 bosch based ecu and haven't updated, you may lose your tune.

    BUT... If you have updated to latest buds, the VTECH maptuner system will re-instate your tune next time you 'check for updates' on the VTECH maptuner menu - FREE OF CHARGE, as your tuning credit is still valid with any BUDS dealer software updates.

    Only buds reports (Sent to BRP) and other tuners can see if the ecu has been tuned.

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    You said: "Only buds reports (Sent to BRP) and other tuners can see if the ecu has been tuned."

    Please explain what this means. If the buds report is sent to Sea-Doo, can they tell if the ecm is currently tuned? Can they tell it was tuned and currently returned to stock?


    Quote Originally Posted by GasResearch-VT.SE View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    Resets to stock.
    What absolute garbage! You shouldn't post on the forum for such misinformation.


    This is the deal.

    There is nothing in buds to tell it the ecu has been tuned.

    The ecu will work as normal and will be able to be updated (Unlike most other ECU tuning packages for the seadoos)

    The only time you can 'Lose your tune' is if there has been an engine management update for the ecu since last update.
    If you have a 2011+ ski, you do not have to worry.
    If your ski has been updated with latest buds since 2011+ then you should have no problem. (Thats if your dealer didn't skip the update process)
    If you have a 2009 - 2011 bosch based ecu and haven't updated, you may lose your tune.

    BUT... If you have updated to latest buds, the VTECH maptuner system will re-instate your tune next time you 'check for updates' on the VTECH maptuner menu - FREE OF CHARGE, as your tuning credit is still valid with any BUDS dealer software updates.

    Only buds reports (Sent to BRP) and other tuners can see if the ecu has been tuned.

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