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post #1 of 19 Old 10-07-2008, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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SCT X3 frys FICM?

alright soo my truck is at the dealer and they have to replace the FICM (fuel injection control module) on it. I have an SCT X3 with xtreme race tune on the truck b4 i return it back to stock to take it into the dealer. Can the SCT race tune fry the FICM due to fuel demand or anything like that? I have stock injectors innovation diesel new that when they wrote the tune for me.

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you know your the only one i have ever heard of this happening too.. out of the hundreds of people that run the SCT with innovative tunes... so im pretty sure its not their tuning....

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I've never once heard of the Xcal frying the FICM either. I know Eric (innovative) has said the FICM's are very sensitive to vibration and being banged around.... I would highly doubt the SCT did it.

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kinda that same for me but different. i had a bully dog power pup, that erased my PCM.... the dealership replaced it under warranty for me. i dont think the X3 would fry the FICM though. possibly a glitch or something. sorry about your truck!


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iam not saying the SCT did it i was just wondering if it can or not

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No, it would be impossible. The SCT devices do not flash the FICM or have anything to do with it.

FICM's are sensitive to say the least, that's one reason we don't flash them with the SCT devices.
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thank you for clearing that up for me innovative diesel it makes more sense to me now

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actually buddy of mine (wtprez here on the org) fried his ficm. And he doesn't even beat on his truck, its his DD. He told me he just went out of town, next morning goes outside and truck won't start! So has to tow his truck in and gets it replaced under warranty. And he's running dj's tunes on an 05. Go figure.


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ya i had to have a new ficm put in under warrenty about 2 months ago. just took the x3 off and took it in, its not because of the tunes it just went out

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my truck hade trouble starting on the weekend i had to plug it in. I took it to the dealership today and they had to replaece the ficm my truck is a daily drive and it dont see much off road so they must be very sensitive.

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