FICM problems? Upgrades? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 Old 09-24-2013, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
BigRedPSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: ohio
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?
BigRedPSD is offline  
post #2 of 18 Old 09-24-2013, 02:31 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
kinnisoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 6,085
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 136
Thanked 196 Times in 191 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!

BPD OIL COOLER W/COLD WEATHER PACK & BPD oil bypass amsiol filter
BPD WATER PUMP, RADIATOR+ EGR.ARP STUDS
,edge turbo timer
5" TB DIAMOND EYE EXH
ATLAS 40
TITLE IN HAND...
kinnisoj is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 09-24-2013, 02:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
kinnisoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 6,085
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 136
Thanked 196 Times in 191 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.)

BPD OIL COOLER W/COLD WEATHER PACK & BPD oil bypass amsiol filter
BPD WATER PUMP, RADIATOR+ EGR.ARP STUDS
,edge turbo timer
5" TB DIAMOND EYE EXH
ATLAS 40
TITLE IN HAND...
kinnisoj is offline  
post #4 of 18 Old 09-24-2013, 02:49 PM
Serving Our Country!
 
JustinOOO9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Yuba City
Posts: 2,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Thanks: 95
Thanked 101 Times in 65 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!

2004 F350 CCLB 4x4: Sinister Race solutions kit, CAT ELC Edge CS, SCT SF3, PHP Ficm programmer, Procomp, Rough country, and Nitto goodies. SOLD

1999 F250 SBRB 4X4 First 7.3 and feels good to be back in a diesel....

Interested in learning something new?

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/pol...verse-day.html


Justin,
JustinOOO9 is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 09-24-2013, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
BigRedPSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: ohio
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

Early 04
head studs, cat delete
egr delete, altas 40 ficm tune
sct Livewire, PHP 140 Extreme tune, afe intake
blue spring, 285-75-r17 on addict XD wheels
BigRedPSD is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 09-24-2013, 06:58 PM
Serving Our Country!
 
JustinOOO9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Yuba City
Posts: 2,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Thanks: 95
Thanked 101 Times in 65 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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

2004 F350 CCLB 4x4: Sinister Race solutions kit, CAT ELC Edge CS, SCT SF3, PHP Ficm programmer, Procomp, Rough country, and Nitto goodies. SOLD

1999 F250 SBRB 4X4 First 7.3 and feels good to be back in a diesel....

Interested in learning something new?

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/pol...verse-day.html


Justin,
JustinOOO9 is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 09-24-2013, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
BigRedPSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: ohio
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah sounds simple enough. I'll call around tomorrow after I get off work and keep y'all posted.


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

Early 04
head studs, cat delete
egr delete, altas 40 ficm tune
sct Livewire, PHP 140 Extreme tune, afe intake
blue spring, 285-75-r17 on addict XD wheels
BigRedPSD is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 09-24-2013, 07:14 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
kinnisoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 6,085
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 136
Thanked 196 Times in 191 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!

BPD OIL COOLER W/COLD WEATHER PACK & BPD oil bypass amsiol filter
BPD WATER PUMP, RADIATOR+ EGR.ARP STUDS
,edge turbo timer
5" TB DIAMOND EYE EXH
ATLAS 40
TITLE IN HAND...
kinnisoj is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 09-25-2013, 01:38 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
npccpartsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Gods Country/Home
Posts: 1,713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 22
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigRedPSD View Post
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.

I Bleed Razorback Red

Ford Makes It, International Shakes It, Casserly Fuels It, KC Turbo Spools It, SCT Tunes It, and Trucks Unlimited keeps her Rockin the Road
npccpartsman is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 09-25-2013, 02:24 AM
Compression Ignition Addict

 
usnavyad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Palmetto, Ga
Posts: 3,396
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
I also went with ficm repair and it worked out great as and the atlas 40 is great as others said!

04 harley davidson f-250 arp headstuds oem gaskets,sb intake,edge cts egt probe,sct sf3 idp tuned/ php tuned,blue spring,zerex coolant swap,mbrp 5 inch xdp 6 inch tip,sinister egr cooler,new oem oil cooler,atlas 40 ficm,Painted cac tubes 7.3l wire loom,Diesel site coolant filter
GPDA's other shawn

usnavyad is offline  
Reply

Tags
ficm , ficm powerstroke 6.0

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome