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In this video I show an example of how a simple service update can "fix" a problem on a vehicle with no parts required. The computers on our vehicles need updates just like your home PC or smartphone. As your engine wears there may be service updates that the engineers have come up with to change tolerances. -Enjoy!
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46 thoughts on “Importance of service updates”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars powerram92 says:

    How do you know if your car needs to update the ecm?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Gary says:

    Always irritates me when they ask you all these questions. It can pull the vin with basic ODB and then it should know far more about the vehicle than I.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Gary says:

    I see that GM will sell me a years subscription of updates for one vin for $40

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Often wondered about that when I was driving dump truck it was a newer mack and it always seemed to be in need of an update lol

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Northern patriot907 says:

    what the fork " round or rectangular" must be an air mass calculation thing

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ORESTINO says:

    I was a Kia mechanic and everyday we had computer updates. Make sure you update your computers. Very important.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Grimm Perspective - Cory Grimm says:

    Just last week I came across a video (others since then) showing how to update your Windows 7 machines to 10 for FREE. The update does require a few hours to download and update but it does work. No new license required.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Kohut says:

    Thanks for the update… Nice! 🙂

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George S says:

    Don't use "Paint" – try a program called "GreenShot" you can hit the PrintScreen key and it can save a screenshot to jpg automatically & display on your screen. I use it at work daily and it is very helpful.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars alvin boreo says:

    Mitchell sucks

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ynnel?! says:

    Good thing I just had a brand new computer flashed and installed to fix my air conditioner and a few other electrical issues! Ground was shorted. Also, that dirtymax rattles like something else, I don't think my old car with the majority of the bushings showing dry rot rattles that much!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthew Holland says:

    80,008 miles? In 77 miles the odometer is gonna spell BOOBS

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Lemens says:

    B

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Great job again like always A+

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gobil527 says:

    2005 Duramax with 80k miles. Driveway ornament.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! KECOG says:

    One question from a non-mechanic customer: do repair shops charge for the updates? or are they something that is "just done"? /hidden costs or 'must be included'? I have an '03, so don't have that kind of engine/computer YET.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D3 2B says:

    would have watched the whole vid but you tub insists that I watch a comercial BYE

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Big Dog50001 Automotive says:

    Need to turn on automatic updates for the old Chevy……

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anand says:

    Please mention the scan tools you are using.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anand says:

    Now I know this is a thing. Wow!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Ostring says:

    Thank you for showing us this video & for the truck ride.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings says:

    ERROR 404 "Turbo not found"

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Mann says:

    When you decide to update to Win10, you may want to just purchase a new laptop with 10 installed. Some of those 7 machines are not happy with 10 and software may be hit and miss. I hate computers. HA!!!!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Fuentes says:

    The next Scotty Kilmer

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars zoidberg444 says:

    Windows 7 is a great OS as far as Micro$loth goes. It beats Windows 10 hands down. I'd stick it out with Windows 7.

    To be fair 80,000 is a very high mileage for a GM vehicle.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randall Orr says:

    Well put. I think its still a good idea to check.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam G says:

    According to the subtitles, this is the "Self Made" or sometimes the "Self NATO" auto channel.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duckwacker says:

    That's why you do a full delete and tune on all diesels.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jangoofy says:

    80.008 miles you say.. turns calculator upside down

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron A. Bolton says:

    If you use the snipping tool for taking screen shots it is a lot easier.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MFGHOMEMASTER Justin says:

    Lol 80008

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Jankiewicz says:

    What about Powerchokes? Fords belong in the scrapper….junk

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonathan Macleith says:

    You have great content Eric! I really enjoy your videos, and learn a lot. Is that specific dtc available on snap on scan tools to see if the specific dtc had passed? That's a great function! Also what scan tool was that you were using?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Black Smoke says:

    Eric thankyou for all the great videos and info ! Thanks for getting back to me on your location too ! If you could recommend any reputable repair facilities in or around Rochester area Henrietta please let me know I would greatly appreciate it ! Enjoy all the videos and the hard work you put in 👍

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andy Lucas says:

    Who knew you were a computer programmer? All this time I thought you were a mechanic.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Smitty Smithsonite says:

    FREAK OUT AND RUN LIKE HELL!! 😂🤣😂

    That's the next investment here, after a scope – a J-box and laptop. I've probably chased my tail a hundred times on vehicles like this without even realizing it. Besides, I'm sure my Silverado needs 100 or so updates by now … 😬

    My Autel also needs a service update! Seven-LARGE for that. Always money to be spent around here … 🥴

    The ol' yard horse Dodge from my "Free tips from Meemaw" vid you helped me on was back in here today. The 4×4 shifter linkage busted in half … again. While under there, I noted that my lawn mower blades I welded to hold the whole front axle to the truck are still holding up well. 😁 Welded a big blob onto the shift linkage, and all is well. The Chinese food container wire is still holding the lower part in place, too. 😎

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roudter says:

    Thanks Eric…By the way, Your video intros are perfect now…(just my opinion)

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dustin says:

    And he should send GM the bill.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pete Medina says:

    Awesome video and good information though for a busy guy you drove quite a ways.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rich Rodriguez says:

    What is the music at the end from? I need it! Another great instructional video!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Howard Iko says:

    For some reason the EGR cooler gets all pluged up. This will code you up.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Overlin Alaniz says:

    Howdy from Texas! I spent all day at my mechanic shop waiting for them to finish my Toyoder and watch your videos. I hope my shop knows what they’re doing. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adam Jones says:

    Incase of fire sign LOVE IT

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    Thanks for the video.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Klassen says:

    A good idea would be to make the sure the owner doesn’t have a performance program/tuner installed, otherwise when you update the vehicle it will erase the performance tune.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars welderse14 says:

    As much as i like all of your videos.. i dont have a scan tool, so they are above my head… patiently awaiting for a pounding return OF "BIG NASTY"

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