You're right, I forgot about that. They should break down all the charges in the cartJust looked into pricing, says tune is 699 but it shows up as 709 in the cart. Shipping is separate so that's not it. They may owe some people 10 bucks lol
Shipping insurance is 10 bucks, you have to deselect it to stay at 699.
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Call them and lest us know. I'm thinking you didn't have to select those options again on the reflash but I'm not sure. GDE keeps a record of your tune and the options you originally chose. The fact you were charged for it might just be their automated purchase system and an oversight on their part.4 people chimed in and said “Wrong”
If they are correct, then I got ripped off by green diesel engendering!
I’m calling GDE Monday morning and asking about charges for addons on upgrades/reflashes and let you know here what they say, maybe I can get my $150 back and it was some sorta miscommunication or oversight by them.
Or at least 4 people here in this thread are wrong (which I’m hoping is not the case)
The DEF system is not turned off by the GDE tune, right? I assume those with the DEF system turned off did that themselves after getting the tune? Or is that one of the options that can be had with the tune?It's been my experience that this is wrong. I've had my GDE ECM updated several times and was never charged a second time for the add-oin options. Each update was only $50, nothing additional for all the options I have (regen msg, high idle, turbo brake, oil pressure sender).
Fill the DEF tank half full with distilled water if you have the DEF system turned off.
The DEF system remains active unless you request GDE to turn it off.The DEF system is not turned off by the GDE tune, right? I assume those with the DEF system turned off did that themselves after getting the tune? Or is that one of the options that can be had with the tune?
The new flash after my AEM does not seem to have the turbo brake feature in it. Guessing you were/are oh so stupid busy it was not put in. I towed in the Carolina mountains last month and could never get it to activate. Understand and really do not care as I will soon be replacing my truck with one of the new models and getting a GDE tune for it. No plans to tow into the mountains again until next Summer. Not going to bother making another change.Sarum,
Send GDE an email. With the tune update, you should select 'leave current configuration', no need to buy options again that you already have. We typically only look for new options on reflashes and missed your rebuy of everything. Maybe they guys thought you were trying to give us a tip.
We can get it fixed.
40K seems to be the average mileage for payback,In my opinion, you have to ask yourself WHAT is the reason behind WHY you want the tune. If you enjoy the accessory things that it adds, or the modification it makes to the EGR system, then that would be the primary reason to look into it. If it's about fuel economy, it's like buying an electric vehicle, it is a false economy. That is, you feel better that now you get 3-5mpg more. But when I ran the numbers, you have to drive over 80,000 miles on the truck before you even BEGIN to see savings over the cost of the tune. For me, it's not worth it. But to each their own.
HowdyHave had my 17 ED since Dec '17. Love the truck. I'm still running stock. Like many I too have experience the turbo lag but have not ever had any life threatening experiences. Approx 17K of my 30K miles on the truck have been towing my 23' TT. So, question. What have others experienced, both positive and negative with the GDE Hot Tune? I'm looking for real experiences in MPG, Turbo Lag and Towing. I look forward to hearing your experiences.
These are pretty much the exact numbers I have experienced since I bought my truck. This is exactly why I posed the original set of questions to the forum. I appreciate these type of responses. Now the only problem is to get from here to Michigan to get the tune. This is my only ride, so I can't send one ECM and wait for the other and I'm too friggin' frugal to buy both.Howdy
I bought my '17 in April of 2018, and she is close to 30,000 miles.
The oil was jet ink black on my first oil change. I did notice the "lag" on the throttle. I was getting around 28 mpg freeway.
I got the tune last summer at around 5000 miles. When I pulled out of my slightly uphill gravel drive the first time tuned, man the rears were spinning and throwing gravel like it was a completely different truck.
I did one oil change with over 9000 miles on the oil, I was impressed on how clean the oil still was compared to pretuned godawful blackness at almost half that many miles.
I gained about 3-4 mpg no load, about 1 mpg gain towing, but overall power and mileage are very good.
I have the message option, the engine brake option, and the fast idle option.
I like the brake option the best. I like coming down those steep grades towing, engine in that 3000-3500 rpm, I hardly touch the brakes. A close second is the fast idle, that is very handy up here in Alaska in winter. The message option is good as to make sure the regen is done, while hot, to avoid possible future problems.
So far no issues with my Ecodiesel, I really like this truck, and with the new found power the tune gives, even better. A worthy upgrade in my opinion. The throttle response is quite sporty.
Just do it. I kept my original ecm, just in case. Each to his/her own there.
GDE does the exchange program. Just order the tuned ECM and when it arrives swap with your original and return it to GDE.These are pretty much the exact numbers I have experienced since I bought my truck. This is exactly why I posed the original set of questions to the forum. I appreciate these type of responses. Now the only problem is to get from here to Michigan to get the tune. This is my only ride, so I can't send one ECM and wait for the other and I'm too friggin' frugal to buy both.