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03-13-2019 03:52 PM
toyinhawaii Going to try and tune the PCM myself for the first time and saw this Thread :"HP tuner for dummies, saw the dummie first and said this is gotta be for me! I read the other articles as well but stopped because my eyes were getting glazed over. So about 13 yrs ago i had the LT1(94 caprice,donor car) transplanted into the el camino.I had the PCM flashed on the LT1 to remove the VATS, smog, 02's, EGR and i think some others(kinda forgot what else), just to get the new transplant running(never had the elky on the road),then the elky sat in the garage until 2017. Now, ready for the final touches before putting plates back on to drive it (complete off frame resto done from front to rear), i wanted the PCM to be tuned to the best it can. i do have the LT1 OBD1 hooked up to the CEL, it does work and it does stay lit. Not sure what the code is because i dont have an OBD1 scanner and it seems the "scanner" is built into the software in the HP tuner. For the latest and greatest info i hit youtube, here on LS1/ and a few others and saw JJ's old post "Free PC scan utility for the 94 and 95 LT1"(on el caminocentral). i also found these (below) for reference. i would like to try and do this myself. Theres a lot of info and i'm trying to condense it down to where i can understand where i need to start.what is everyone recomendations? Thanks in advance for all the help. I'm also going to post below not sure if it will be seen here, due to the last posting back in 2013, so aplogies for double posting.

(1984 el camino, i usually hang out over on LT1 improvements are 30 over pistons,long tube headers,new boshe injectors,mild/street competions cam and yes, new(refurbished) AC/Delco Optispark. I have had it up and down the street a few times but not over 20 mph, it seems to run fine and i think i have noticed it does run lean( while idleing in the garage) .
Software links:
TunerPro and TunerPro RT - Professional Automobile Tuning Software
05-02-2013 02:37 PM
Dustin1984 looks like HPTuners is the software I should get...
02-28-2013 12:00 PM
JoshuaGrooms83 subed for great info. about to get HPtuners and this helps out alot
01-13-2013 02:02 AM
david 97ws6
jet DST

Hey guys I cld use some help. I put long tube headers on my 97 tans am ws6 and now it runs like crap. I bought a Jet DST for it and come to find out I don't know how to use it. Anybody have any information on it??
01-01-2013 04:45 PM
fastworktruck Sad to see this thread has been inactive. I am new to forums but am planning on buying HP Tuners at tax time and would appreciate any further help than the already giant head start that's been posted.
06-20-2012 12:59 PM
howelryan14 thanks for the info guys. good thread. helped out alot.
06-01-2011 10:29 AM
Dave88LX Probably the wrong thread for that question.
06-01-2011 10:10 AM
lt1 vette killer alright quick question....... any idea on how much hp i could add with full exhaust, cold air, descreened maf and a good tune? just wanting a base line on how much exactly i will gain
09-13-2010 12:49 AM
Great stuff

This is great guys, glad I found this forum. I'm not so worried about that first start-up now.

If anyone could help about any problems i may find in putting ls1 in a old truck or Malibu maybe not sure yet any info would be awesome,, I will continue to look around the forum as well

Again , Thanks
05-07-2010 11:49 AM
chuck d Which code is it to disable Catalytic Converters for Long Tubes on a GTO?
04-03-2010 10:34 AM
gibbcelt415 I have a Hyper programmer and I,d like to check what the fault codes are is there anywhere I can check on this site ?
01-09-2008 09:55 PM
quiksilver98 this is some handy info.. thanks
09-14-2005 09:32 AM
LS13RDGEN This is a great sticky, but I would love to see one for LS1 Edit though. The tables are different than HP Tuners (some of them anyway). Anyone good at LS1 Edit?
08-19-2005 10:16 AM
nice wrietup. u might want to add how to tune out EGR and AIR also. i have a list of the codes to disable somewhere, but ill have to find it
EGR should be codes P0400-P0408.

Air should be P0410-P0419.
08-15-2005 10:34 PM
Phoenix57 nice wrietup. u might want to add how to tune out EGR and AIR also. i have a list of the codes to disable somewhere, but ill have to find it
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