The FTC-089 is programmed with the R4 tuning software. You will need a Windows based PC with a serial port to connect to the calibrator. You will also need a mixture meter or a wide band sensor and display, this way you will accurately know what the air / fuel ratio is. You will also see how your programming changes adjust the A/F mixture.
Load the R4 software on your PC first, and then connect to it with a serial cable (the serial connection port is on the side of the FTC-089 unit)
You must start with the initial set-up of the R4 tuning software. Open the R4 tuning software on your PC.
Click on FILE in the menu and select NEW CUSTOMER.
TYPE a name for the new file and click SAVE
Next click FILE and OPEN CUSTOMER.
SELECT the new file that you saved.
This will create a new programming map in the R4 software; next you need to configure the basic settings:
CLICK on OPTIONS in the menu.
Select SYSTEM SETTINGS. In DISPLAY MODE select Voltage and in APPLICATION select Calibrator. Close the window.
Click on OPTIONS again in the menu.
Select ENGINE SETTINGS, next select 4 CYLINDER / 4 STROKE from the list in APPLICATION. Now close the window.
Your FTC-089 is shipped with a "base" map program; you will need to import the base map out of the FTC to your PC.
Connect your PC to the calibrator, next you must choose the correct "COM" port for your PC (typically "COM 2") Turn on the ignition to power up the calibrator, next CLICK on the CONNECT TO ECU button. This will connect you to the calibrator. The DISCONNECT button will highlight once a connection is made.
(DO NOT CONNECT YOUR PC TO THE CALIBRATOR UNTIL YOUR PC HAS FINISHED BOOTING)
Click on MAPS in the menu and select FUEL MAPS. This will open the map table page.
In the UPPER left corner of the map page are two buttons. One will WRITE data to the calibrator and one will READ data to the calibrator. You want to click on the READ DATA FROM ECU button. This will download the base program from the calibrator to your PC so you can make any changes necessary for your particular engine.
(It is highly recommended that you SAVE a copy of the BASE program in a safe place before doing any editing)