PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

They go by many names, P01, P59, VPW, '0411 etc . Circa 1999 to 2006. All VPW OBD2 PCMs.
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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby Gampy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:52 am

Naw, you don't need the source, unless you plan to install Microsoft Visual Studio and make modifications.
You just need what is in the one file Pcmhammer???.zip.

Personally, I am more inclined to suspect the MDI2's over the bench harness. I cannot imagine anyone kludging together a harness more then I and it works fine ...
Wires twisted together, alligator clips and masking tape! And NO I WILL not show a picture of it ... I have more pride then that.
One of these days I'll solder it all up and then maybe, just maybe I'll box it up and make it fancy. NOT!

I will volunteer building a reduced buffer test build if you would like and they (Antus and NSFW) have no issue with it ... I have the setup and time.
But I'm here to support them, It is their wishes that I'll abide by!

-Enjoy

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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby NSFW » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:27 am

JonnyB, are you using an actual OEM MDI, or a clone?

Gampy, feel free to test changes, it would be interesting to see if a smaller buffer makes it more reliable. Especially if you have the same device and are seeing the same failure.
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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby Gampy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:23 am

I'm pretty sure we have established that I have no issues playing in the code ... I do not, I'm in it every day!

Where my concern lies is providing someone like JonnyB a pre built binary modified for a specific test.

I do not want to step on any toes! I do enough of that with poor communication skills, I don't need to do it intentionally!

And not to sound like an ass, and that is exactly what it sounds like ... But if I had the hardware I would have already done so. And that you can go to the bank on!

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HOLY FREAK! I just looked up the MDI2 ... Nope not gonna buy it just to test PcmHammer with. Sorry!
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-Enjoy

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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby antus » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:49 am

You can build test copies for another user thats fine. But please change the version string to something to indicate its a test copy. Something like "small-buffer-test-version-2019-02-10" would be good. That way it never ends up getting passed off as the official copy, and if anyone using it posts logs we can see what version they are from.
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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby NSFW » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:07 am

Gampy wrote:HOLY FREAK! I just looked up the MDI2 ... Nope not gonna buy it just to test PcmHammer with. Sorry!


There are clones for $125 or so, if I remember right. I've heard they work well but I haven't tried one myself.

I suspect Jonny's is the real deal, though.
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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby NSFW » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:35 am

Release #5 is up, with fixes for the AVT issues:

https://github.com/LegacyNsfw/PcmHacks/ ... 9.02.09.01
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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby Gampy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:49 am

antus wrote:You can build test copies for another user thats fine. But please change the version string to something to indicate its a test copy. Something like "small-buffer-test-version-2019-02-10" would be good. That way it never ends up getting passed off as the official copy, and if anyone using it posts logs we can see what version they are from.
Gotcha, Understood.

NSFW wrote:There are clones for $125 or so, if I remember right. I've heard they work well but I haven't tried one myself.

I suspect Jonny's is the real deal, though.
That I would do easy peasy, facts of the matter are, if a genuine one was really needed, I would buy ... I am that dedicated to this project!
Personally, I try to stay away from clones, been bit too many times.

However, I believe we can work together to see if the issue can be resolved without doing so.

-Enjoy

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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby JonnyB » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:03 pm

Thanks everyone for the help. I believe the MDI2's are oem but I'll have to look deep at any differences come monday. I have a terrible suspicion the pcm is faulty. I didnt personally pull it from a running unmolested vehicle, I grabbed it for 49.95 on ebay. I have 2 P59's from retired work vans from my last job, but hacking them is obviously down the road. The reason I think the 0411 is faulty is because I have a real basic scantool I almost forgot about that'll read vin, codes, clear codes, and check monitor status. This tool works quickly with the p59's hooked up with the same harness, or any car I'd connect to, but on the 0411 its slow or even unresponsive at times. Again, thx for everyone help, intellect etc. I'll keep the pcm handy in case there are other things to try later with it. I need to sleep on this :)

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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby Gampy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:14 pm

JonnyB wrote:I have 2 P59's from retired work vans from my last job, but hacking them is obviously down the road.
This tool works quickly with the p59's hooked up with the same harness, or any car I'd connect to, but on the 0411 its slow or even unresponsive at times.

Curiosity has me ... Why hacking the P59's is 'obviously down the road'?

I suspect you are correct with that 411 being faulty.

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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby JonnyB » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:24 am

I thought from what I've heard that the p59s arent supported yet, or can only be read. Ive only tried it once or twice but it failed to unlock. Itll be monday before I can try again for debug logs. I really need to get my own interface :) I was happy to know p59 support in the works because prior to buying the dud, I had only the two p59s. I gambled and may have lost with the 411 to get something going with a vats delete. I got impatient :)

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