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The bad ficm was more than likely caused from your batteries needing replacement, my guess is you replaced them around the same time you had ficm work done ?
I am with southend, get gauges on the truck and see how the oil cooler and icp/ipr #s are doing to get a good picture of the engines health. Proper maintenance is key and you can get many more years out of the truck yet.
One thing you may consider doing would be some preventative work on it now to eliminate the possibility of future repairs. For probably around $3000.00 you can give yourself peice of mind and eliminate the things that can go wrong with it.
The truck should have some attention too by replacing fluids on: axles,transfer case, transmission, p/s pump, brake system, maybe $700.00.
If you were to put on a new oil cooler and B/P egr cooler update to the stainless hpop screen, standpipes, dummy plugs,stc fitting and replace injector o-rings you would be in good shape the way I am looking at it.
So a $3700.00 investment into a truck that would cost $60,000 to replace seems like a easy decision to me. Your oil cooler may be fine I don't know you can figure that out once you put gauges on it. But those other items are what can cause you problems and they can all be dealt with now so you know they won't be a problem in the future.
Myself I would keep it, not having a big truck payment is like getting money from heaven.
2006 F250 LARIAT CCSB 4X4: ARP Studs, O-Ringed Heads, X4 PHP Custom Tune, Atlas40 Ficm Tune, CAT EC-1 Coolant, IPR Coolant filter, Fass-125, turbo-back SS 4" pipe, Corsa muffler, No EGR , 6.4 Banjo's, 6.4 starter,DC Power 270 amp alt, 2/0 cables, Die Hard AGM, 7" lift w: Icon Progressive Coil Springs, 2008^ Carli/Deaver rear springs on fatty-daddy 38/15.50/18 Toyo's
Last edited by mhatlen; 12-24-2012 at 05:34 PM.