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Safe to re-install SCT after FICM/FI replacement?

Just spent butt load of money getting my FICM and #6 injector replaced. I have 12 mo 12k mile warranty on parts and labor. I wanted to get your opionions if I should ride stock for awhile, or if its safe to re-install my SCT.

I have the itch to put it back on, but curious to know if my SCT might of helped cause the failed FICM and injector. I know that the FICMs fail a lot on the 6.0, just want to make sure.

Im running Erics Xtreeme Street

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You should be fine. These FICM's go out on their own even without tuning.

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Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
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letter buck! but its really up to you.

studs,egr delete(sinister),dieselsite coolant filter, nuc oil bypass, dj's fuel + regulated fuel return, sct by eric, 4in silverline no cat, isspro gauges, cat elc coolant, hids, lots of other odds and ends......
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Put it back on. The sct has nothing to do with those two parts failing

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how much was the ficm. mines in shop nowAND THINKING THATS whats wrong with it. but no ficm codes. did u have codes for the ficm? plus the ficm was new only a year old and out of warranty by 400 miles


04 f350
03 turbo sct with loone tune
arp studs Sinister Diesel EGR Delete
ran a 8.78 in 1/8
full suncoast trans with billet converter and input shaft
4" ss turbo back bullydog 4" to 6" mrbp tip
8" procomp ,procomp tracion bars on 20x12 35"
3.73 gears and trutrac
volant intake
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FICM goes and you will definitely have codes. Without codes, it is VERY likely you have a mechanical failure.

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it said i had 4 bad injector on the same side


04 f350
03 turbo sct with loone tune
arp studs Sinister Diesel EGR Delete
ran a 8.78 in 1/8
full suncoast trans with billet converter and input shaft
4" ss turbo back bullydog 4" to 6" mrbp tip
8" procomp ,procomp tracion bars on 20x12 35"
3.73 gears and trutrac
volant intake
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how much was the ficm. mines in shop nowAND THINKING THATS whats wrong with it. but no ficm codes. did u have codes for the ficm? plus the ficm was new only a year old and out of warranty by 400 miles
I paid $685 for a reman from dealer. I also had no codes, and never got a check engine light. Tech also found that #6 FI was bad. It gradually got worse from running like **** for the first 10 mins, to not able to even start. I tried pulling codes w my SCT, but never had one.

I spent around 900 for parts and about 900 for labor. I wish I new more about diesels

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i had the diesel tech at ford pull the codes. thats what i was afraid of. thats what mine was doing but didnt let it get to the no start point. did the tech get a ficm code when he did it?


04 f350
03 turbo sct with loone tune
arp studs Sinister Diesel EGR Delete
ran a 8.78 in 1/8
full suncoast trans with billet converter and input shaft
4" ss turbo back bullydog 4" to 6" mrbp tip
8" procomp ,procomp tracion bars on 20x12 35"
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volant intake
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no he didnt get any codes either. I was running my SCT in tow mode at the time it wouldnt start, checked for codes....didnt have any. i then took it back to stock and tried to start it and it still wouldnt. this is when i had it towed to dealer.

If i could of pulled the codes, i prob would of saved a lot of money by researching on here and doing the fix myself....but since I had no clue what the prob was, I dished out my hard earned green

SOLD: 2004 F250 6.0L, 8" on 38s, SCT, intake, exhaust, studded and gutted

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