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Hello all,

I am not sure if this will take off or not, but I wanted to start a thread to help members who want to get their trucks updated without having to spend hundreds of dollars buying the Mongoose to do so. I am going to be lending out my Mongoose to anyone and everyone who wants to take these update issues into their own hands and get their truck righted.

The process will be as follows: You send me $500 via Zelle, Paypal or Cashapp where we don't have to be worried about fees. I will ship the Mongoose to you via USPS insured for $500 jic. You update your truck, and send it back to me also insured for $500. Once I receive it and verify the serial number is the same and it works, you will get $475 (more or less) refunded to you to cover the costs of shipping the item to you. I am not doing this for profit; I am doing this to allow everyone a chance to drive the truck they paid for.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am not a technician. I am not a software engineer. I am not an FDRS expert. AT ALL. I am a car salesman. I can offer my help and guidance with the process to the best of my very limited ability. However, do not count on me to get you through the process if something goes wrong. Before you ask me to ship it to you, coordinate with someone that can help you if there is a complication and have this person on stand by just in case. Before you ask me to ship it to you, make sure you have a minimum 10amp AGM battery tender to leave on your truck the entire time. Make sure you have a 32GB + flash drive freshly formatted to exFAT. Make sure you have enough time to get all the updates done using the 2-day FDRS license you will need to do it. Read the first post of the thread linked below and if you feel you are up to it, post here and we'll set it up.

https://www.f150gen14.com/forum/threads/ecu-module-programming-guide-using-fdrs.8249/

If you want to borrow it, post here as opposed to sending me a PM. First person to post gets it first, second to post gets it second, etc. If there is a lot of demand for the Mongoose, and any other members want to do the same with their Mongoose, let me know and we'll coordinate accordingly.

** There are a few other members here that are willing to lend theirs out. You can reach out to them directly as my waiting list will most likely be longer than theirs. These members are:

@Cnixon
@indiana-f150
@imnuts
@BarryT82
@JScaro

If you're in Canada: @jflottawa and @yikes live there and has one he can rent out to you. Contact him directly for details.
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Sent to @Henn634 Sent 1/6; sent refund on 1/18.
Sent to @PFXLT Sent 1/20; sent refund on 2/10.
Next in line: @ZWARRIOR Sent 3/4; sent refund on 3/28.
Next in line: @CheifT Sent 2/14; sent refund on 3/2.
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Next in line: @sp468 Sent 3/18; refund sent 4/1.
Next in line: @pavementends Shipped 4/1; sent refund on 4/12.
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Next in line: @TheGoatman Sent 4/10
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Next in line: @mkinttrim (moved up on list due to nature of his problem)
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Is the plan to do a goods and service type of payment or straight “cash” type?
 
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Whatever you feel more comfortable with. With goods and services, your money is protected in case I'm a scumbag, but whatever fees I pay will come out of the refund once I get it back.
 

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I’ve been following the FDRS thread for a while and finally am ready to take the plunge on my 2021 job 1 truck that hasn’t gotten OTA updates for months.

@rugedraw - is your Mongoose still available to lend out?
 

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Yes, sir. You'd be the first and hopefully more people will follow the trend.
Been thinking about taking you up on this awesome offer. What are your expectations for timeframe getting it back to you? Within a week? Two weeks? A month? Sounds like a full round of updates takes an entire day of babysitting the software/truck, so I want to make sure to get it on my calendar so I don't keep your Mongoose for too long...
 
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Been thinking about taking you up on this awesome offer. What are your expectations for timeframe getting it back to you? Within a week? Two weeks? A month? Sounds like a full round of updates takes an entire day of babysitting the software/truck, so I want to make sure to get it on my calendar so I don't keep your Mongoose for too long...
When I did my truck, I took a day off to do the updates. Mine was a complicated case and it took me 13 hours. I am not asking anyone to return it until they are done. I am shipping it out ground to @Henn634 today and when he is done, he is shipping it back ground to me. Chances are I won't get it back to offer it to you for 7-10 days. Once you have it in your hands, it should not take more than 1-3 days max to get your truck updated. I don't mind if anyone needs to keep it a bit longer if they are having issues updating and are using the FDRS thread to get help from people on here. If you want me to reserve the next round for you, I will and we will coordinate everything once I get it back.
 
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When I did my truck, I took a day off to do the updates. Mine was a complicated case and it took me 13 hours. I am not asking anyone to return it until they are done. I am shipping it out ground to @Henn634 today and when he is done, he is shipping it back ground to me. Chances are I won't get it back to offer it to you for 7-10 days. I Once you have it in your hands, it should not take more than 1-3 days max to get your truck updated. I don't mind if anyone needs to keep it a bit longer if they are having issues updating and are using the FDRS thread to get help from people on here. If you want me to reserve the next round for you, I will and we will coordinate everything once I get it back.
Awesome, thank you. I'll get back to you - don't save my spot. I postulate that with all the increasing hype about Android Auto updates (eg Coolwalk) that Ford may be seeing more and more pressure to get this out to their vehicles. Purely speculation, but I have a hunch as soon as I get you to ship the Mongoose OTAs will start going out 😆 I'll get back to you. THanks again for all your help and patience on here!
 

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Happy to say I sent this out to the first member from here that wants to update their truck and I have another member in queue once I get it back. Posting this to give the thread a little bump in hopes that more people get inspired to do it.
 

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i didnt know this existed til now...though i did see a mention you might be lending out your goose on a thread somewhere. very cool man.
 

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shipping to Canada an option? or is anyone in Canada or the GTA doing this?
 
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shipping to Canada an option? or is anyone in Canada or the GTA doing this?
Yes, I'll ship it up there. You'd be the one assuming the cost of shipping anyway, so where I send it makes no difference to me.
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