GDE Dealer can tell?

GDE Dealer can tell?

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    GDE Dealer can tell?

    So a "friend" of mine brought in his tuned truck to the dealer to get them to investigate an engine light that comes on intermittently.

    Apparently, the service manager came up to him and whispered - "We learned that you have the GDE tune installed".

    The manager told him that he understands why the truck has been tuned and that many others have this tune and then - the manager told him to go home and swap out the ECM so that they can repair the truck under warranty.

    IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE FOR THEM TO FIGURE OUT THAT A TUNE HAS BEEN INSTALLED?

    The dealer told him to re-install the tuned ECM afterwards.

    Confusious says; SUM TING WONG!
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    Yep SUM TING WONG.
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    Probably a hunch on the part of the service tech or manager based on the effects of the tune, such as clean oil, cruise activation below 25mph, lack of turbo lag, etc. Reportedly dealers aren't able to look at the code on the ECM as it would have to be sent to FCA for deeper analysis.

    Could be the guy is an idiot and put the supplied GDE sticker on his truck.
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    Nope - no sticker and no other evidence.

    Service manager was really cool about it though.
    Basically telling him to swap out the ECM's before they dig any deeper.
    The truck has the GOLD warranty plan which is what the manager was concerned with - he wanted to protect my buddy from FCA's bull-crap.
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    Have your friend email GDE so we can investigate further. This would be the first time a dealer would have found a GDE tune. Most likely something is a giveaway on the truck or something has changed from FCA on the corporate level.

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    Oh boy....
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    How would the dealer know what brand tune he has ?
    How would dealer know he had another ecm to swap with ?
    If your friend is so close with this dealer he can ask him these questions so we have more understanding of the operation.


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    Dealers up here haven't even heard of GDE. They are lost and don't know squat about Ecodiesels and the benefits of GDE. There are a ton of them up here as I see four of five every day in my travels. I say your "friend" is full of it and his story is fabricated.

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    No fabrication whatsoever!!!

    Dealer didn't specify GDE, he just indicated that the truck was tuned and then did them a favor and said; "Psst. We know it's tuned"...
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    Another good question would have been was this the result of recent dealer training for the update. We might have 2 seperate threads connecting dots.
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