The Power on Demand (PoD) allows you to change the hp output of the engine "on the fly". That means that you can load the highest horsepower CaTCHER software you wish to use (with all the usual REVO parameters) and then the PoD reduce the power from there. With the PoD this can be done with the engine off (key on), at idle or while driving the truck. You simply need to plug the Smarty into OBD port, select the PoD menu and type in a # comprised between 00 and 99. Where "99" is the full power potential of the performance software loaded into the ECM and "00" is the lowest power setting.
How does it work?
Once you have updated your ECM with any of the performances softwares, Smarty becomes VIN # locked. The next time Smarty is plugged in the PoD menu will be displayed.Press up arrow key ( ) to enter the PoD menu section. The power selection page will appear.You only need to select any value from 99 down to 00 with the up ( ) or down () keys. 99 is the full power of the CaTCHER software you have previously downloaded into the ECM, 00 is the lowest possible power setting. The upper line of the display will flash the value you have entered, pressing the right () key will confirm your selection and transmit it to the truck. Now the upper display line will stop flashing. This confirms that the power level you have selected has been sent correctly to the truck. Now you can unplug Smarty or with the left ( ) key return to the power selection menu and change the power value again.
When will the selected power become active?
This depends upon the operation of the engine! In order to make the power change process as safe as possible, different ways to activate the newly selected power level have been built in. There are three differnent ways to program the PoD:
1. The Engine is off; the key is in the run position. Program the PoD level you want. The next time the engine is started it will start with your power selection.
2. The truck is coasting and no throttle is applied during the power level change. Program the PoD level you want. Press and release the throttle, the second time you press the throttle the power will be changed.
3. The truck is driven with throttle applied. Program the PoD level you want. Press and release the throttle twice, the third time you press the throttle the power will be changed.
You may only tune one vehicle at any given time, but the unit can be returned back to stock and placed onto another vehicle.
The tunes without added timing are useful if you want to use a timing box stacked with the SMARTY. If you are not stacking with another device, you will always want to run the settings with the added timing.
What is Injection Timing?
Injection Timing is the precise instant when your injectors are opening to release fuel into the combustion chamber.
How Does Advancing Timing Benefit Me?
By advancing the timing, you are letting fuel enter the combustion chamber sooner. This enables the fuel to burn longer, therefore allowing a more efficient combustion. Smarty's timing range allows your injectors to release fuel at the time that allows it to explode with the most force, giving you significant performance benefits. Because this explosion is more forceful than at stock, you can expect a little higher cylinder pressure and temperature, however since you are releasing fuel sooner, it will have more time to cool down, therefore lowering your EGT's.
What Should My Timing Be Set At?
By default, your timing is set to 2. (Unless using even power levels) We suggest putting your tuner to the most advanced setting unless you are getting injector rattle, you are towing a heavy load, or if you are stacking with another device that adds timing. If the last case is true, we recommend NO timing with either our tuner or the other device.
Timing Advancement Order (Least to greatest) Years 07.5-09: 1 2 3 4 Other Years: 1 4 3 2
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Yes, it will work on a vehicle with a manual transmission.