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    I noticed there hasn't been any talk here or on EFI Live's web site on the Vortec PCM. Apparently there is a option to read/program this older PCM with the latest update. I successfully read a 1999 C1500 5.7 PCM only to be stuck with an error message. I was unsuccessful trying to read a 1996 PCM.
    Unrecognised PCM "This version of the EFILive Tuning Tool has not been configured to display this PCM's operating system."
    Does anyone have any additional information for this PCM? I have tried other files, it will only attempt to load files that are 512kb or 1 or 2 meg. The early Vortec files are only 256kb.
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    i noticed this the other day also..havent had a chance to try and read the pcm of the older trucks yet...i also was able to read the pcm of a 06 or 07 v6 truck..didnt know that

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    Vortec cal files (so you can actually tune) will be release in January.
    It will not cover the 1996/97, just 1998/99. The 1996/97 is a different PCM style again.
    You may have also noticed the 4 & 5cyl support too. Same thing there, you can read them out, but cal files will be released over the next month.
    Also, if you do happen to read some of these new PCM types out, it would be much appreciated if you could email them to me - ross at efilive dot com so we can ensure we get good support coverage when they come out.
    We decided to add everything in so all we needed to do was distribute the cal files to add the support.

    Thanks,
    Ross

    P.S - V2 hardware is the only one that will work with these new PCM types (Vortec, 5cyl & 4cyl)
    Need official EFILive help, please go here.
    For tuning support please post your questions on this forum (or other auto forums).
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    Way To go guys! Just when I thought that my 1999 5.7L Tahoe was a total lost cause for tuning. (And my wife thought that that vehicle was SAFE- never to be modded) All those catalogs that just came in over Xmas with VORTEC parts, this is the only thing that has stopped me from Super HOE with heads and cam

    Oh no wifey just got wind of this... "No dear, the bad men were just kidding the Tahoe is safe as stock.":wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMPX
    Vortec cal files (so you can actually tune) will be release in January.

    P.S - V2 hardware is the only one that will work with these new PCM types (Vortec, 5cyl & 4cyl)
    I take it that I will need V2 to tune on my "OLD" (1999)Vortech pcm? If so, another reason to speed up the upgrade. I am just gratefull for any "EFI Live" support for the old girl.

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    Ross is there any stream pricing available yet?
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    This is the best news to kick off the new year I've heard so far. There are a lot of us out there with L30 and L31 Vortec trucks that have been limited to one tuning solution that got sold some months ago to a company very undesirable to deal with!
    I've owned AutoTap for years and remember when EFI Live was just a project on the horizon. Looks like you guys will be getting a nice chunk of my money this January. I want this. Nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMPX
    Vortec cal files (so you can actually tune) will be release in January.
    It will not cover the 1996/97, just 1998/99. The 1996/97 is a different PCM style again.
    You may have also noticed the 4 & 5cyl support too. Same thing there, you can read them out, but cal files will be released over the next month.
    Also, if you do happen to read some of these new PCM types out, it would be much appreciated if you could email them to me - ross at efilive dot com so we can ensure we get good support coverage when they come out.
    We decided to add everything in so all we needed to do was distribute the cal files to add the support.

    Thanks,
    Ross

    P.S - V2 hardware is the only one that will work with these new PCM types (Vortec, 5cyl & 4cyl)
    How about Custom OS for these pcms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMPX
    Also, if you do happen to read some of these new PCM types out, it would be much appreciated if you could email them to me - ross at efilive dot com so we can ensure we get good support coverage when they come out.
    so you want me to email it to ya??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 350SS
    How about Custom OS for these pcms?
    Patience man, patience. I know you guys have had your trucks longer than my truck has been made, and that you will probably see a custom OS long before the LL8 folks do, EFILive has tons of projects on their plate right now like V2 Blackbox logging and standalone flashing (only real reason I bought V2), LS7 support, more LS2/LS4 stuff, etc.

    Heck, I didnt even know there was an option to scan the L31, L52 (I5), or the I4s until a few days ago, there had been no talk of it whatsoever on the forums!! Basically, EFILive is putting a bunch of new stuff out for the New Year that I am pumped about!!!
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