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Anymore updates on this?

I'm quite interested and would like to know if it's "solid", meaning no error codes being thrown after time etc.

Have you settled on the D7 map for good? Any words of wisdom on the installation?

I have been driving with the tuner for about 3500 miles with no error codes. I have also been using D9 for about the past 1500 miles with no problem. It is very hard for me to tell how much of a performance increase there is in the latest tune adjustment due to my van changing in weight day per day now (8000-9500lbs). I do like the fact that though that I can accelerate at a decent pace from even the 1300rpm range.

I can take a few more pics of my installation so you can see how the wiring looks.

If you do decide to purchase the tuner there are a couple of discount codes that may still work;

NOVAT (20% discount)
FB10 (10% discount)

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Is D9 the most aggressive setting? I'd love to see WOT with the most aggressive tune.

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Is D9 the most aggressive setting? I'd love to see WOT with the most aggressive tune.




Last time I did that with an aggressive tune filled with boiler equipment was about 7 years ago with my 7.3l Econoline. It took me 4 hours to clean my van from my pipe threader flipping upside down, fittings all over the place, and a broken drill case. I wont be doing that again.
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I have been driving with the tuner for about 3500 miles with no error codes. I have also been using D9 for about the past 1500 miles with no problem. It is very hard for me to tell how much of a performance increase there is in the latest tune adjustment due to my van changing in weight day per day now (8000-9500lbs). I do like the fact that though that I can accelerate at a decent pace from even the 1300rpm range.

I can take a few more pics of my installation so you can see how the wiring looks.

If you do decide to purchase the tuner there are a couple of discount codes that may still work;

NOVAT (20% discount)
FB10 (10% discount)
Thank you very much for the updated feedback.

This is now definitely on the list for upgrades.

More installation pix would be great. I'd like to see how you finalized the setup. Is the module suitably easy to access to change tunes without a hassle?

Also, if you had to remove it for some "inspection" how long would you estimate it might take to put it back to stock?

Have you found any downside to it at all? Has mpg changed, if so which way and how much? I realize it's a matter of how much of that new found boost you use, but assume routine driving.

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Super interesting, any updates? and did you order directly from bluespark?
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Well, I have a total of 6000 miles now with the tuner in which 2500 miles of those were on the D9 setting. Everything still seems to be working very well, even when it was -7F for a couple of days. I especially like the fact that my DPF takes a lot longer to fill.

Now I have noticed that Bluespark changed the layout of their website with some added descriptions so I am not sure if the have changed the maps at all since I purchased mine, but even if they did, updated maps are almost always a good thing.

I have tried taking some pics of the wiring layout, but as you can see, it blends together so well, you cant see it at all.



For right now, I just double zip-tied (cross tied) the tuner behind the coolant reservoir...It isn't getting hurt where it's at.






I did order the tuner directly from Bluespark.
If you do want to order from them try these discounts:

NOVAT (20% discount)
FB10 (10% discount)

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Thank you very much for the updated feedback.

This is now definitely on the list for upgrades.

More installation pix would be great. I'd like to see how you finalized the setup. Is the module suitably easy to access to change tunes without a hassle?

Also, if you had to remove it for some "inspection" how long would you estimate it might take to put it back to stock?

Have you found any downside to it at all? Has mpg changed, if so which way and how much? I realize it's a matter of how much of that new found boost you use, but assume routine driving.

Sorry about the pics not revealing anything, I will see if I cant make some type of diagram maybe. To change the tunes all I do is remove the 4 screws, lift up the top and either turn the dial with a small screw driver or use a needle nose pliers to change the position of the jumper.


If I were to guess how long it took me to install it I would say it took me about 15 min (+15 min to wait for the ECU to totally turn off before disconnecting anything), It would then probably take me about 5 min to remove everything and reconnect the original wiring to the sensors (+15 min to wait for the ECU to totally turn off before I disconnected anything).


Traffic is too sporadic in Chicago to figure out an exact mpg increase, but I do get about 2mpg better on the highway.

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Thanks a bunch for the feedback xphobe!

I think one of these is in my future for sure.

I need to wrap up my bed platform and window shade projects and this will probably be next on the list.

I'm in the midst of setting up a new dual sport motorcycle so it's getting favored position in the cash expenditures at the moment.

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Dang,

I went to buy one of these units today and got the message "cannot ship to California due to CARB regs,..." ugh.... F'ing Kommie state.

OK, I need to see if I can ship it to my buddy up in Montana and have him forward it to me.

Things ya gotta do to improve power, mpg, and use less DEF...... I'll make this happen one way or another. I have another buddy traveling in the UK right now..... if it comes to that.

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I didn't know California regulations cracks down on misc. imported parts as well, I wonder how they would find out anyhow. See if you can email them and ask if it can be sent for "off road testing purposes only".

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