Anybody ever tried this? I think this guy is in a challenger, but I am pretty curious as to what results it would produce.
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There were some tricks that existed in the 2010 and older LXs which didn't work after the 2011 refresh. The Fuse Pull thing comes to mind, and this throttle calibration deal could be one of those. So I will concede it may have been "a thing" for the pre-2011s, but I would be absolutely shocked if it were still "a thing" in the 2015+ models.In a past life I owned a 2007 Charger R/T, I loved that car, right up until the night I put a 6 point buck through the hood of it, but I digress. I had seen this procedure on a Charger forum and there was some official-looking documentation to back it up. My Charger had a nasty habit of occasionally completely dropping the throttle out under moderate acceleration between 15-25 mph, almost as if either the sender or the receiver/throttle-body had a bad spot in it. I followed the procedure and it never did it again but there is no way to directly attribute that to the procedure.
Well that was the tow truck driver in the pic, I prefer to stay behind the camera. I can guarantee you that I will choose a better weapon the next time I go hunting though!And on the subject of your Charger, you have my sympathies. But based upon the camouflage shirt you're wearing in that one photo, I'm guessing you were "hunting" at night, i.e. on the ole Blacktop Ranch. And while I bear no ill will for someone who likes to hunt in the off-hours, I recommend using a rifle or even a bow & arrow. To use your own car to bring down those deer can be terribly destructive to your ride...well, I don't have to tell you, do I :wink3:
A tow truck driver wearing camo t-shirt? Are you sure??Well that was the tow truck driver in the pic, I prefer to stay behind the camera. I can guarantee you that I will choose a better weapon the next time I go hunting though!
I can't remember the specifics of why the fuse pull trick supposedly worked, but I do remember reading several different places that it had been confirmed that after the 2011 refresh it would no longer have an effect.My 2012 Challenger R/T really woke up after the trunk fuse #2 pull. It would develop a bad off idle hesitation, and that would go away after the fuse pull. I had to do it every two weeks or so.
Now, on the 2015 SRT, I see no difference on any fuse pulls, either 29 or 31.
If your miles per gallon increased after doing this but no other mods had been done, and the throttle relearn was the reason, then whatever happens during this process must surely be identifiable and reproducible as part of the startup process fired at Key On. If thats the case, why isn't this process part if the startup procedure? More MPG means better treatment by the govt, more buyers in the market, etc. Dodge would be dumb not to do everything possible to squeeze more MPG out of its cars.I felt a difference in my SPS, nothing with a huge wow factor but I felt the difference non the less. My miles to the tank also increased as mentioned in the video.
If your miles per gallon increased after doing this but no other mods had been done, and the throttle relearn was the reason, then whatever happens during this process must surely be identifiable and reproducible as part of the startup process fired at Key On. If thats the case, why isn't this process part if the startup procedure? More MPG means better treatment by the govt, more buyers in the market, etc. Dodge would be dumb not to do everything possible to squeeze more MPG out of its cars.
On the other hand, if you did have other mods present when you did the relearn thing, what is to say they aren't responsible for the increased MPG?
And how did you arrive at the more MPG conclusion?
Was it the estimated number given by the EVIC?
Was it the "actual" MPG number displayed by the EVIC?
Was it a number you calculated yourself based upon miles traveled divided by gallons consumed?
How many miles and how many gallons did you go through before deciding to calculate the result?
The ways in which affirming the efficacy of this trick could invalidate the results are too numerous for me to believe in it just yet. And that's NOT the beer talking either! :laugh2:
I am prohibited from contact with Dodge, whether by letter, phone, or (especially) showing up in person. Something about a restraining order, blah, blah, it was hard to concentrate on what the constable was telling me because of the effects of his pepper spray.I cant answer all your questions, all I can say if when I did this re-learn process this is what happened to me.
The computer showing my miles to the tank went up by 20 miles.
My throttle response got sharper and felt that the power delivery was improved.
I dont know what witch craft happened, but perhaps you should write a letter to Dodge and talk to them about it.