Re: ??How to tune a MSD Dashhawk??
The above posts are correct....it is not a tuner. I have them on both my Hemi vehicles, set up differently. As far as setting it up goes, it's really quite easy once you decide what all you want to monitor. (You can work off line and set it up.) At it's maximum, you have 11 screens and you can monitor up to 7 items (PID's) on each screen. Most of mine are set up to monitor 2, 3, 4 or 6 items, or graph 2 items. The biggest problem is deciding what all you want to monitor and making sure your selections all work on the WK. Some are generic and will work, and others won't, as they're designed for other vehicles, or the WK doesn't support the selected item. You'll get a N/A when that is the case. Some items are also for diesels, which obviously won't work on a gasoline WK. I set some of my screens up with redundant items, depending on what I am trying to monitor. I have found it easiest to set each screen by a particular catagory. I have one screen that is set up globally.....engine coolant temp. (ECT), fuel level, intake air temp. (IAT), ambient air temp. (AAT), oil pressure, and module voltage. The others are: graphs for advance and knock retard, and engine coolant and trans. operating temp.; time and distance functions; knock sensor and related; EGR and related; pressure and vacuum; DTC/MIL codes and related; fuel management functions; transmission functions; and fuel instant/average MPG and GPH functions. Also, don't expect to get it just the way you want on the first try. Initial setup and function verification may take a couple hours, between the computer and the vehicle. Save each setup (I use the current date for a name) and each time improve off the previous setup. You may find a need to change things later, once you've used it for awhile. This should give you some ideas and get you started. I am currently on my tenth version, which I changed when I had EGR problems. Hope this has helped. If you have any problems or questions, let me know. One last thing, make sure you have the latest (ver. 2.51) software installed.
05 LX/RT and 06 WK/GCO, (modded similarly) with MDS "ON" Light, Vortex Gens, Debadged, DashHawk, BT Catch Can, SRT CAI W/Add Air Inlet, K&N Filter, Sonnax Trans Line Press Booster, SC Tuner W/Adv Trans Tuning App, DS Tuner, Cust tubular headers w/3 in. catback, Bilsteins, SRT frt/rear bumpers, Eibach SRT Lwr Sprgs & Sways, FRI Sidewinder Cam Adv 2*, 6.1 valvetrain, SLP 25% UD Pulley, BBK 85mm TB, SOS Coils/.060 spark plug gap.