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tuning at a certain mileage

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my 2015 sport has 45k miles. I am very close to getting the LMS tune. My question is at this mileage is there any additional considerations/risks getting a tune compared to a car with 5k miles, other than the standard risks? ie wear tear and warranty void. Planning on making sure all maintenance is quality and up to snuff prior and during. I guess I’m wondering at what mileage does it become not worth it? Appreciate the feedback. I promise I’ll contribute useful info to the forum one of these days lol. 

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Tuning essentially shifts maintenance schedules to the special operating conditions category.  Other than that, you should be fine.  LME tunes with safety/reliability in mind.

 

Good to have new plugs of course, but also transmission, coolant, PTU/RDU fluids at a minimum.

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Thanks, that sounds reassuring. When you say special operating conditions maintenance schedule, does that just mean more frequently? Is there any pdf’s out there that are specific on this maintenance? Maybe LMS has that info. I just want to make sure I do everything right while driving on this tune. Plan to keep this ride for a while. 

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Here is the recommended intervals. With a Tune, you might be outside of Normal driving? Although it you don't drive like the police are chasing you, still might be ok. If you hit the drag strip...

 

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I am probably in somewhere inbetween normal and severe. Normal driving during the week with some canyon fun time on the weekends. Thanks for the tips. 

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48 minutes ago, Cree said:

I am probably in somewhere inbetween normal and severe. Normal driving during the week with some canyon fun time on the weekends. Thanks for the tips. 

What canyons do you speak of?

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Probably not technically a canyon but I’ll take it to redwood road in Castro valley all the way up the ridge line to Oakland. Wide roads, twisty, smooth. Very fun, traffic is non existent on the weekends, except for cyclers. Nothing I hate more lol

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i just installed the LMS 93 octane on my 2015 sport with 54k mileage. Runs great and definitely a noticeable change. I also ordered the LMS catch can and CPe motor mount top go along with it. Would recommend the JLT catch can since it comes with hoses/brackets.

 

Thanks for sharing the oil change graph, looks like im due for one along with trans fluid and spark plugs.

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Ford has traditionally had two categories:  normal and severe/special operating conditions.  I see they added a third category (extreme), for 2019 (?).   Anyway, you can look up Ford recommended intervals online at https://www.fleet.ford.com/partsandservice/maintenance-schedules/ ...

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If you are already using top tier oil then you will be fine. I run an soil and after talking to the tech they still recommend 15,000 oil change as that is the shortest interval. 

 So with that in mind I follow normal oil change and fluid service schedule. I do drive mine like a a hole most of the time. I have 3 lms tunes cars and my highest mileage tuned is just rolling 200,000 of lms tuned miles.  It’s my work truck so I pull a lot of trailers also. Change oil when it says to on the dash and follow normal change for everything else and it’s been great. Have 48,000 miles most have been e30 tune on my edge and same deal need to get the trains fluid changed soon. 

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Most full synthetics will not last 15,000 miles in special operating conditions.  If you choose to use the IOLM to remind you, make sure the oil outlasts the IOLM and use a full synthetic media filter to go with.

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Thanks guys, one last question. Changing the tstat with the LMS. I am planning on changing it out at a shop, driving it home, then apply the tune. You see any problems with that or should I tune first then apply the 160 tstat

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Cree  There should not be any problem changing the thermostat. I spoke to jake at LMS and ask him if I would have any problem driving from Columbus OH to LMS after installing the therm,Intercooler and cold side pipe and cat back exhaust then drive it up there and get it dyno'd. He said should be OK............Ed

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Yep no issue with tstat. I did mine before the tune. Did that plugs and filter before I dropped it off for dyno. I’m 3 hrs from them. 

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On 3/11/2019 at 5:06 PM, eddie368 said:

. I spoke to jake at LMS and ask him if I would have any problem driving from Columbus OH to LMS after installing the therm,Intercooler and cold side pipe and cat back exhaust then drive it up there and get it dyno'd. He said should be OK............Ed

I have all those mods on my car and when we did a pre tune dyno run everything was fine . It just had air fuel mix problems at high RPM . I would suggest staying below 4800RPM until you get that tune. As you can see the air fuel mix fell off fast around 4700 RPM . After the tune the air fuel mix was flat at 12.9 .

 

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Yes I would say you are correct .I did about the same mods

 

 

with my turbo subaru and after installing all the parts I had to drive about 60 miles.I just used a light foot on the gas . Kept it under 2700 rpm and little or no boost and no problems.

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