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Old 11-11-2012, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bought a Predator

As advised in earlier posts..

120 - a used one, but was "unmarried" correctly. Plugged into car, and it wants to do an update.. sadly I don't have anything to power it with away from the car, so I'll need to get a multi-adaptor or something. Then it's time to backup and have a play I guess.

I see a few threads about 93 tunes - are there any for our petrol over here (97 or 99)?
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No, it was unmarried correctly. If it wasn't done properly you'd get a different notice. You do need the 12V adapter and the pc interface to update your unit. Once you have the required cables, you go to DiabloSport.com, then to the Predator section, then scroll down to "Downloads" and update your unit.
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I see a few threads about 93 tunes - are there any for our petrol over here (97 or 99)?
Our 99 / super unleaded is the closest you'll get to the US 93 and our normal unleaded is the 91.

I run the 93 CAI with our normal unleaded and it runs fine.
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Yep its true, Octane in US is measure in AKI, which is about 3 point difference to RON.

So, a 91oct tune is equivalent to our 95RON fuel or 93oct tune equivalent super unleaded. Either way, HEMI is happy with either tunes regardless of what octane you put in, it has knock sensors

PM me, if you need older tunes, I have most of them and the one that works for me is 9r28 on 91oct tune.
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I had this update problem at first, but after a bit of faffing around on the PC interface etc, it worked fine.
I had the same issue with the 300C and the GC SRT8 jeep.
I bough a Maplin 12 volt power unit, for use with the tuner off the car, it works fine.
The USA supplied unit is only 110 volts so is no good here.
You need this kit to update / change the tune versions, however, I think that 9r.30 is the latest and last version. I believe the Predator is now an obsolete Diablo product.
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Tried the update after finding a suitable power supply. Had some fun getting the USB-to-serial cable working. Got about 9 blocks into the update, and it failed - leaving me with an unusable device (app missing or similar?). I tried the recovery procedure, and it just keeps failing around the same time (9-12 blocks written)... no idea how to proceed from here.
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Tried the update after finding a suitable power supply. Had some fun getting the USB-to-serial cable working. Got about 9 blocks into the update, and it failed - leaving me with an unusable device (app missing or similar?). I tried the recovery procedure, and it just keeps failing around the same time (9-12 blocks written)... no idea how to proceed from here.
Get a serial to USB from Maplins. I had no end of trouble with mine due to the same thing. When you get the cable from maplins let Windows load its own driver as the one in the box with it dont work (well not on XP).
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I too had big, big problems at the start, it seems some of these cables don't work very well on the Predator. I had to get an IT expert to help me sort it out. Once I got it going, no further problems.
I'm too far away in Northern Ireland to help you, but maybe someone closer could ?
Don't give up it will work.
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I'm too far away in Northern Ireland to help you, but maybe someone closer could ?
Don't give up it will work.
He can bring it to me to load it
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I dont think Diablo will release any more updates for the Predator, so the updating kit might be wasted.
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