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So getting my truck back on wed with new
oem gaskets, decked heads, egr delete, oil cooler, apr head studs, he replaced leaking glow plugs harness while he was under hood with blank plugs and up pipes. I did the vc-9 flush before hand and provided the cat elc coolant and destilled water.

the guy installs all stuff for sinister in norcal area. he said my FICM is showing 44ish for cold start and around 46.5-47 volts which is little low... im gonna start saving becuase im out of cash now haha

** Ficmrepair.com with like the 40hp tune or just the premium lifetime or

** swamps 48v ficm or

Im gonna start saving this month and ficmrepair.com has 50$ military discount. but i didn't think a for reman was worth 300 so any suggestions?

I have 3k negative equity on truck plus the 3300 for head job and now FICM...

thx for input.

-2004 F350 CCLB 4x4: Sinister Race solutions kit, CAT ELC Edge CS, SCT SF3, PHP Ficm programmer, Procomp, Rough country, and Nitto goodies.
-2004 excursion, banks exhaust, 03 turbo, aem intake
-2006 f350 king ranch, aem intake, 10 in fabtech, 40in tires, sct tunes,

currently-1999 F250 SBRB 4X4 First 7.3 and BAREBONE stock

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If you want a permanent fix get a bullet proof diesel ficm ... They have a military discount as well ...


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You can't go wrong with BPD ficm installed one for a customer the other day and I have to say they are impressive you can't appreciate the quaility until you put your hands on one they are def worth it

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im more or less short on cash and I was thinking the ficom repair with the atlas 40 tune for the money. or does anyone know someone selling a good ficm? I gotta save for few months after the headgasket job. I do like the BPD FICM but cash is an issue for now.

also with the 40 FICM does anyone know if it really gives a 1 or 2 mpg boost on its own? im not looking for hp just reliability. but if it works CA diesel is pricey haha.

-2004 F350 CCLB 4x4: Sinister Race solutions kit, CAT ELC Edge CS, SCT SF3, PHP Ficm programmer, Procomp, Rough country, and Nitto goodies.
-2004 excursion, banks exhaust, 03 turbo, aem intake
-2006 f350 king ranch, aem intake, 10 in fabtech, 40in tires, sct tunes,

currently-1999 F250 SBRB 4X4 First 7.3 and BAREBONE stock

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I sent my ficm to ficm repair to be fixed and had the 40hp tune installed 2 weeks ago. I took a road trip the day after i installed it and averaged 60mph for a 6hr trip (cant remember mileage) but my lieometer read 20.6mpg. My truck has Never been over 15.5 so i was very happy. Im still on the same tank so i haven't hand calculated anything yet. Since ive been back in town it shows ive dropped to 18.3 and holding. Also i do have a few other mods which have probably contributed to the total gain but the most significant gain was hands down the ficm tune.

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have you looked at your EGT's with the atlas 40 tine FICm from the ficmrepair.com guys? im gonna save this month and half of next before I make the purchase but just curious.


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-2004 F350 CCLB 4x4: Sinister Race solutions kit, CAT ELC Edge CS, SCT SF3, PHP Ficm programmer, Procomp, Rough country, and Nitto goodies.
-2004 excursion, banks exhaust, 03 turbo, aem intake
-2006 f350 king ranch, aem intake, 10 in fabtech, 40in tires, sct tunes,

currently-1999 F250 SBRB 4X4 First 7.3 and BAREBONE stock

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