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Nikk, were the injectors damaged from the tune?
That's what the Opel tech guys said and since then everything's been ok i tend to agree with them.
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Huh, never heard of that before but with direct injection I wonder if head temps might be damaging if they get too high?


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Here are the GM instructions for the LNF Turbo Upgrade.

I have only included the first 5 pages (as pages 6-15 are just the same thing in French and Spanish).

Unfortunately, I had to split it up into 5 separate files because the full 5 pages were bigger than the forum's tiny 2MB attachment limit.

This is actually the 29-July-2009 version. The earlier version I also have (from 20-Nov-2008) does not include the 2009/2010 model info or info for the Cobalt SS.

@davhamm --- Notice the intro on page 1 talking about how you should get a trained professional if you don't have the proper tools and/or expertise. Also notice the "Calibration Information" section on page 5.
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Not to prolong the conversation (it has been a good one), but anyone interested in a GMPP turbo upgrade should seriously consider doing the sensor and harness install themselves using the kit from crateengninedepot.com. I've done it on 3 Sky's with no problems.
1) Buy the kit from crateengninedepot.com
2) Follow the GM installation instructions provided. When you get to those two sections that describes the soldering the the pigtails ----- skip that and just install the pigtails. It will take you longer to put your tools away and clean up than to do the install.
3) Take your Sky to a GM dealer for the re calibration. Make sure you take the serial number and authorization codes provided by crateengninedepot.com.
4) When driving to the dealership, Take it easy and try not to let the turbo kick in. You should not get any error codes or experience limp home mode. NO BIG DEAL if you do because the re-calibration process will clear all of that up.
5) Re-cal doesn't take long once the tech hooks up to the GM computer system..

I am not trying to oversell the GMPP, but previous buyers of my 2 previous Sky's were happy that the SKys' had the turbo upgrade and that it was ,in fact, a GM approved setup.

I really enjoyed reading everyone's previous comments.
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Here are the GM instructions for the LNF Turbo Upgrade.
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@davhamm --- Notice the intro on page 1 talking about how you should get a trained professional if you don't have the proper tools and/or expertise. Also notice the "Calibration Information" section on page 5.
Doh, yeah These are GM Performance parts (long week) so yes they are sold with the expectation that a customer or someone else would install.

For some reason I was thinking this was sold as a Dealer installed option (yeah I know we keep saying the GMPP tune, like I said long week).

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Not sure about long-term with the Trifecta tune, but after one run with it installed, all I can say is WOW! I installed it on the Traction Control button so I can use it once in a while when you want an extra BOOST!. Plus that way when my son is old enough to drive he won't have easy access to extra power.

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Wasn't thinking about doing an upgrade but after reading this thread and searching all the other related Trifecta discussions I'm seriously thinking about getting one!

Only question. Do you go through Trifecta or DDM or whom?

Thanks!

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Wasn't thinking about doing an upgrade but after reading this thread and searching all the other related Trifecta discussions I'm seriously thinking about getting one!

Only question. Do you go through Trifecta or DDM or whom?

Thanks!

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WOT-Tuning.com did my Trifecta Base tune and upgrade. And they reply to your questions promptly.
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Robotech like always great explanation on tuning!!!
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WOT-Tuning.com did my Trifecta Base tune and upgrade. And they reply to your questions promptly.
Really ignorant question. When I type in www.wot-tuning.com it sends me to the Trifecta page.

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Wasn't thinking about doing an upgrade but after reading this thread and searching all the other related Trifecta discussions I'm seriously thinking about getting one!

Only question. Do you go through Trifecta or DDM or whom?

Thanks!

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For the Base tune, I went straight to Trifecta, used the website, the cable was free (like $15 for shipping, but no added cost). They mailed it promptly. They put the file in your online account and you download it to your laptop. Really easy.

https://www.trifectaperformance.com/...sky-20l-turbo/
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For the Base tune, I went straight to Trifecta, used the website, the cable was free (like $15 for shipping, but no added cost). They mailed it promptly. They put the file in your online account and you download it to your laptop. Really easy.

https://www.trifectaperformance.com/...sky-20l-turbo/
I went straight through Trifecta as well. They were really quick with answering any questions. I received the tune after a few days and the cable a week later. Only problem was I had to wait almost 6 months to drive the car after buying the tune due to "winter conditions".

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Initially, I was having higher KR than I wanted to see on my Trifecta base tune. That said, after doing a number of things not related to the tune (i.e. cleaned intake valves) then putting a different station's 93 octane in as well as some octane boost I haven't seen anywhere near the KR I was getting.
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I will also add in I did my tune straight through Trifecta with great response to messages before and after purchase. Install was easy and 100% worth it!

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