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58v ficm

anyone have or had a 58v ficm upgrade? what r the pros and cons besides heat?
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starts better ,idles better, more throttle response, all around just makes your truck happy.
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im really thinking about doing it when i get mine repaired. anyone use ebay repairs?
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DO NOT GO WITH A 58v UPGRADE ON A OEM UNIT. Only do the 58v if you buy the 6 Phase 58v FICM from BPD. The OEM boards cannot handle the extra current flowing through them and it will burn up a OEM board.

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DO NOT GO WITH A 58v UPGRADE ON A OEM UNIT. Only do the 58v if you buy the 6 Phase 58v FICM from BPD. The OEM boards cannot handle the extra current flowing through them and it will burn up a OEM board.

Thats a bold faced lie. I know a few trucks with 80k on their 58v from swamps.

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Is it really a bold faced lie Greg? Tell me why both Ed at FICMrepair and Bill at PHP both have told me this is what happens with a 58v FICM on a OEM power supply board. I think they have more experience with this than the both of us so I will listen to their expertise over your buddy's experiences.

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I have a 58 volt BPD FICM

while I I wouldn't call anyone a "Liar" for stating the failure rate on 58 volt OEM may cause issues unless other components are upgraded

I still think the BPD 6 phase left at 48 or the 53-58 and the redundant circuits or the 4 phase non adjustable unit upgraded unit it the way to Go

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Is it really a bold faced lie Greg? Tell me why both Ed at FICMrepair and Bill at PHP both have told me this is what happens with a 58v FICM on a OEM power supply board. I think they have more experience with this than the both of us so I will listen to their expertise over your buddy's experiences.
Yes it is, in my opinion. I've seen trucks have 58v issues before, frying injector solenoids etc. But does that really place blame on the ficm? No, because the wiring on the injector itself was bad and not up to par. But I have installed personally, a few 58v, some that have well over 50k miles on them. and no Issues, all swamps units

Not to mention these are electronic parts, they're in a rough environment, why wouldn't they fail at some point? Sorry, unless you've seen what swamps actually does to their ficm's, dont go making those claims. I could care less what ed at ficm repair does to his, I didnt see any replacement boards/items in his ficm when I had one apart. All that little soldering for $200... NO THANKS.
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I agree on the repairing not being worth it. I also am not speaking about 58v FICM's causing injector failure. I am simply saying that the OEM board is not designed to handle that current and it has been proven time and time again that a OEM board (the ones from the factory, I never said anything about Swamps as I have no experience with it) will fail at 58v.

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I agree on the repairing not being worth it. I also am not speaking about 58v FICM's causing injector failure. I am simply saying that the OEM board is not designed to handle that current and it has been proven time and time again that a OEM board (the ones from the factory, I never said anything about Swamps as I have no experience with it) will fail at 58v.
Current and voltage are two different things, I will agree that with the inductive heating strategies there is to much current (amps). The higher voltage lowers amps.

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