New to forscan transit custom 2017

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crazylegsjan
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Vehicle: transit custom kombi 2.0 diesel 130hp 2017

New to forscan transit custom 2017

Post by crazylegsjan »

Hi everyone

My car is a ford transit custom (kombi) 2.0 130hp 2017 model converted to a disabled car with a lift in the back

I have been looking alot in here and finally got my obd adapter and a license for forscan and messed around with it yesterday and holy damn i can adjust alot of things but here is my question for everyone

How much can you mess up in on asbuild menu ?
Does anyone know how to check if the car is in 1 or 2 battery mode
What is default installed in the car tech wise (foldable mirrors, TSR and so on)

If you guys need any info on the car to answer said questions then let me know

Best regards
Patrick
MoJo88
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Vehicle: Mondeo Vignale 210ps 2017

Re: New to forscan transit custom 2017

Post by MoJo88 »

crazylegsjan wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:38 pm
How much can you mess up in on asbuild menu ?
You can't, if you follow the #1 rule. Always keep a backup of your original AsBuilt.
crazylegsjan
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:33 am
Vehicle: transit custom kombi 2.0 diesel 130hp 2017

Re: New to forscan transit custom 2017

Post by crazylegsjan »

Okay so if i just mess around in the non asbuild menus i cant mess anything up ?
MoJo88
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Re: New to forscan transit custom 2017

Post by MoJo88 »

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it". The term "just mess around" doesn't sound too good mate.
Graham17
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Vehicle: Fiesta, 1.0 ecoboost/125/2016 Focus Mk4/125/2019

Re: New to forscan transit custom 2017

Post by Graham17 »

As Mojo88 says, Forscan is a tool to be used for diagnostics and modification, its not for "messing around"!
Yes if you're not careful you can cause untold damage by messing with you're asbuilt and the config settings, there are many stories on here about people who have "messed around" and ended up with a large useless paper weight.
Seriously if you don't need to do anything to fix your car or not doing a specific modification that you've previously researched leave well alone.
This is good advice, trust me and will save you untold headaches if not followed
crazylegsjan
Posts: 7
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Vehicle: transit custom kombi 2.0 diesel 130hp 2017

Re: New to forscan transit custom 2017

Post by crazylegsjan »

okay gotcha, i looked around in there and saw alot of things that i could change but i didnt change it unless i absolutely know what it is, like tsr or global window open/close, i did change my engine to be a 170ps instead of a 130 tho in there but i didnt change anything that i didnt know what was, also why i wanted to check in here before i change more things if any.

Im not the kind of person that turns random things on or off before i do a ton of research
Graham17
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Vehicle: Fiesta, 1.0 ecoboost/125/2016 Focus Mk4/125/2019

Re: New to forscan transit custom 2017

Post by Graham17 »

Thats good, Forscan is a great tool comparable to Fords own IDS, I personally believe its easier to use, but like all tools if used incorrectly can cause issues, hence our warnings.
Do your research and there is plenty of options available, most importantly always save a back up of all asbuilts first, that way you can always revert back.
crazylegsjan
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Vehicle: transit custom kombi 2.0 diesel 130hp 2017

Re: New to forscan transit custom 2017

Post by crazylegsjan »

Will do and thanks for the advice, dont wanna brick my car :)
Maatt
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Vehicle: Transit custom. 2.0 ecoblue. 130ps. 2017

Re: New to forscan transit custom 2017

Post by Maatt »

crazylegsjan wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:34 am
okay gotcha, i looked around in there and saw alot of things that i could change but i didnt change it unless i absolutely know what it is, like tsr or global window open/close, i did change my engine to be a 170ps instead of a 130 tho in there but i didnt change anything that i didnt know what was, also why i wanted to check in here before i change more things if any.

Im not the kind of person that turns random things on or off before i do a ton of research
Hi Crazylegs! I'm a real beginner with Forscan, did the 170 adjustment to your van work? and was it easy?
crazylegsjan
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Vehicle: transit custom kombi 2.0 diesel 130hp 2017

Re: New to forscan transit custom 2017

Post by crazylegsjan »

Hi Matt

I did change the engine model in the car yes but im not a 100% sure that it actually worked, my car does feel faster and with a smoother gear shift after the change and when i look at my NM (torque) on my phone i do reach up to 433NM which is far above the 370NM that my car actually should have.

Yes it was fairly easy as i honestly just went into the correct module in forscan (cant remember the name as of now) and changed from 130 to 170 and done
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