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 NSFW » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:07 am

Also, there are some XDFs in the GitHub repository, and I'm told there's one more to be added soon.
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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby brandonwh64 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:32 am

DavidBraley wrote:
brandonwh64 wrote:The XDF's can be found in a lot of places. The XDF's I'm using can be found here: http://www.gearhead-efi.com/Fuel-Injection/showthread.php?6086-TunerPro-comprehensive-XDF-for-0411-PCM-with-Checksums


I tried signing up for their forums since it was the only way to download the file but their forums wont send me the activation email. been two days since I tried to sign up.

*EDIT* I was able to change my email to an alternate gmail account and it sent the email to it. Got the XDF! Thank you!

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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby immortality » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:29 am

Hopefully once Antus sets up a new sub directory we can repost all the relevant files there.

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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby antus » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:52 am

Were currently thinking we'll host on github, accept pull requests from contributors, keep them in version control and mirror them on this site.
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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby brandonwh64 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:24 pm

I am going to beta test this on a 4896 WITHOUT the OS flash. The more I research, the more it shows the ECUs OSes are close. I believe it will work and like I mentioned in other posts, I have multiple for testing. I ordered all the connectors to do a bench test.

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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby NSFW » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:36 pm

brandonwh64 wrote:I am going to beta test this on a 4896 WITHOUT the OS flash. The more I research, the more it shows the ECUs OSes are close. I believe it will work and like I mentioned in other posts, I have multiple for testing. I ordered all the connectors to do a bench test.


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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby UCMatt » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:42 pm

I tested this on an 896 this morning and it worked beautifully for a VATS delete.
Awesome work guys!

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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby Holden202T » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:02 pm

nice work to all involved! :thumbup:

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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby DavidBraley » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:02 pm

NSFW wrote:Also, there are some XDFs in the GitHub repository, and I'm told there's one more to be added soon.


I just tried to load one of the XDF's from the GitHub repository to make some kind of comparison to the ones I'm using, and it would not load into TunerPro RT. I then thought that I needed to load the checksum .dll from the GitHub repository so that it matched the XDF from the repository, or so I thought. TunerPro would not load the checksum either. The error messages I get are very cryptic, and I need to go back and let you know exactly what they say. I will report back...

In the mean time, the XDF's and checksum I'm using from the previous link near the bottom of page 8 still work fine.
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Re: PCM Hammer - new ls1 flash tool

Postby antus » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:20 pm

Yeah the XDFs are a bit of a mixed bag, dont as of yet assume they all work or work well. I know Dimented's XDF for the '2008 OS are good, some otherws will be, some may not be. I've just updated my checksum plugin to support 1 Mbyte PCMs (someone started copying the plugin around without the readme.txt on the American sites so most people dont know where it came from). Once that's been been tested we'll look to using it with newer OSs where required, and it'll still work with the old. Note that its only needed for code patches, and so far Im not aware any code patches have been created outside of the commercial products. I have seen a lean cruise enable patch for one of the 1Mbyte OS but when I checked it was a calibration patch, not OS, so the plugin was still not required.

Most the XDFs which use the plugin were written without the authors realising they could have used tunerpro's built in sum functionality and set it to the default TP plugin with 16 bit data, 16 bit store, 2's compliment type. Over time we and anyone who understands the XDFs should be able to start validating what exists and improving the quality. We'll also tidy up our repo and let the world know when particular XDFs are ready for users.
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