I had to bring my truck in to Ford because of cold starts and they pulled code p0611, FICM perfomance, gave me latest version download, looks like its fixed. Now the thing about this code is I cant find it in this forums code site.
Originally Posted by fordmasterdieseltechView Post
p0611 is a FICm performance code. very seldom does a reprogram fix this concern when a p0611 is found. usually end up replacing FICM down the road.
I agree. You can thank FoMoCo and their wonderful misleading TSBs (To Save our Butts?) as yet another attempt on cheaping out on the average 6.0L owner for a "quick fix". For what it's worth, when the FICM is replaced at the dealership, programming of the new replacement FICM automatically reprograms the PCM and TCM as well, to the latest (and greatest?) calibration level, provided the dealership scan tool is kept up to date with the latest level software. To tell you the truth, I don't think even FoMoCo will admit that they still haven't figured out the root cause of the high rates of failures of these FICMs. There has been too much speculation and conjecture as to the cause, which has very quickly been proven to be untrue. If the soldering fix IS in fact an effective repair, it wouldn't surprise me if a new TSB is published to have us dealer techs doing this repair on the warranty level.
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Ford Diesel/Senior/Master Tech who placed 2nd overall in Ontario on the Fix-It-Right-First-Visit score for 2010
....who works at a dealership that now employs SOME half decent looking female employees since they overhauled most of the administrative staff