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FICM problems? Upgrades?

Hey everyone I'm here but a long time fan.
I got a "New" 04 6.0 and i think I'm having some problems with my FICM. When I start it up in the morning every things working great, no smoke, no long cranking, but after it starts and my SCT livewire is on my voltage is 43-46 (below 50 F outside) I'm thinking its starting to go bad. But it only does that in the morning until it warms up then goes to 47-48. What do you think? And if I'm going to replace it i want to upgrade. Whats the best upgrade for the money?
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:31 PM
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Welcome to the site! The real bang for the buck would be the upgraded Bullet proof diesel ficm. Those are the best that your gonna find. If you drop the $ on one of those you could just about forget you even have a ficm . My suggestion would to just give them a call. Those guys are awesome to deal with and will tell you all about them,these guys have no problem working with you and answering question's!
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The second route that you could go is to ficmrepair.com. That's what I did just cause I didn't have the cash for the BPD set up.
But I will say so far Im 100% happy. He threw the atlas 40 tune and I was shocked how much better the start up, the spool up of the turbo and the extra fuel mileage is just a nice bonus! (no joke I figure Im at about 1.5 mpg's better now.)
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before you buy a new ficm, check your battery and alt as well. 46 volts is still within spec. if the batteries are more then 4 yrs they should be replaced. i went with ficmrepair.com as well great service, time!
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Thanks for the info guys. I've heard a lot of good things about ficmrepair.com and that's the route I would most likely go with. The battery's I'm not sure how old they are just bought the truck a few months ago and the alt is charging at idle 13.66


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alt sounds good, but I would hook up a volt meter and test batteries after they've been sitting for a night. i fried my ficm with week batteries lol but my new ficm is holding up great keep us posted on what you did the ficm removal job only takes about 30 minutes all you need is 10mm, and 8mm and i think like a small 1/4in wrench for one the bracket bolts on front of ficm
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Yeah sounds simple enough. I'll call around tomorrow after I get off work and keep y'all posted.


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If you are gonna call Ed @ ficmrepair have a pencil and paper with you cause that man is a boat load of info! And if he aint too busy...he will share! Don't freak out if you get the answering machine, he will call you back.
This is one of those rare win win situations in life. If you go with BPD, its gonna be a win. If you go with Ed....its gonna be a win!
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Hey everyone I'm here but a long time fan.
I got a "New" 04 6.0 and i think I'm having some problems with my FICM. When I start it up in the morning every things working great, no smoke, no long cranking, but after it starts and my SCT livewire is on my voltage is 43-46 (below 50 F outside) I'm thinking its starting to go bad. But it only does that in the morning until it warms up then goes to 47-48. What do you think? And if I'm going to replace it i want to upgrade. Whats the best upgrade for the money?
Any voltage below 45V at ANY time indicates a failed power supply in your FICM. Just because it goes over that warm means nothing. It's toast.
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I also went with ficm repair and it worked out great as and the atlas 40 is great as others said!
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