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Old 07-15-2013, 11:19 AM
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used FICM?

Having a possible FICM problem and was wondering what would be wrong with searching out a FICM from the wreckers? Other than a part I am using at my own risk...
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:33 AM
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May I suggest that you save yourself the headache and try FICMREPAIR.com. They did a great job for me and is very reasonable.
When you figure how much money a weak ficm can cost you and your truck, this is not truly something that you wanna cut corners with.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:45 AM
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Hey thanks for the link I'll check it out. My easiest alternative is taking mine to a local shop and swapping out for over $700 Cdn...not cool lol
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:36 PM
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I've been in contact with them regarding a repair - and I think I will be sending it out soon. Just a question regarding any extra service they advertise on the online order form; I don't pull much weight-wise and the worst driving I do would be through some fairly tame mountains throughout Alberta/British Columbia - possibly with a 500 litre slip tank in back; is a general fix and return good enough would anyone think? Or will I missing out and possibly regret any possible upgrade while they have it?
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:01 PM
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If you can go for the Atlas 40 tune. Your truck will love it. Much faster turbo spooling and a nice little kick of horsepower.
Atlas 80 is even more fun but I ran into EGT issue's so I went to the 40.
You will be very happy either way.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:19 PM
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Hey thanks for the reply again - so with the Atlas 40 - (trying to determine benefits vs extra cost) I'm liking what you've said but wondering if I'll notice the upgrade enough to justify it...hmmm decisions!
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:39 PM
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Ficm repair.com seems like the type of company that under-promises and over-achieves. I have read about nothing but happy people who use their service and most love the tuned ficm's. This is an upgrade I plan on doing for sure...just as soon as I can...
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:42 PM
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I've actually overposted about this issue but agree with you about all I've heard from the site has steered me toward them..
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:55 PM
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I sent them mine last week and I should get it tomorrow. I had them give me the untra service and atlas 40 tune. My truck doesn't have any other form of tuning done to it so I will try and see if it is noticeably improved.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:15 PM
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Just read a thread on another site where Ed (The Owner of the shop) actually chimed in - it was from 2013. There was a lot of discussion regarding the noticeable - or not of upgrading. Most said they saw at least a definite change for the better in start up and smooth idling - and about half suggested the fuel economy increase was noticeable. Most posts were at least positive toward the upgrade, and then I read the one I was waiting for: 'How do you tell the difference from a FICM with Atlas 40 compared to the basic fix?' to which there wasn't much reply...

I'm still on the fence...lol
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