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Old 07-15-2007, 01:23 PM
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Ford "Flash" programing

My truck has never been updated at Ford since it was new. I am wanting to know if it would be worth new time to let Ford update it. If any of you have any suggestions please let me know if it is a good or bad idea.
My buddy a 6.0 diesel too, that has been updated and his injectors cycle, he says it has to do with the cold start issue. He is trying to talk me into getting mine updated.

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Old 07-15-2007, 01:28 PM
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If your buddy has the programming that makes the injectors "buzz" so you can hear it...he needs a reflash too...

there has only been one real reflash that i believe in...and it is the latest one. The "inductive heat stratagy" that they use in the injectors fixes almost all rough idle on cold start problems and is great!! i can say i would want it in my truck if i had a 6.0.
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:32 PM
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His injector cycle for like 15 sec after the truck is turned off!!
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There is an update newer than that, and that update is way more effective and is not anything you can hear..they wont buzz anymore...thats the one i was talking about...
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Thanks for the info, I guess me and my buddy need to get updated
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sounds like the same for me. i hear that buzz for at least 30 sec after i shut the truck off!!
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My truck drives a lot better cold after this inductive heat flash. It's not sluggish at all and if I had stock exhaust I wouldn't know it was cold. I only know it's cold cuz of the way the exhaust sounds. I recommend it.
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is this newest flash the one that went along with the EBP and coolant level recall?
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is this newest flash the one that went along with the EBP and coolant level recall?
no but if you haven't had those done they SHOULD do it all in one swoop. If not, ask for them to if you don't think they will do it on their own.
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I finally broke down and took Granny to have her reflashed today for the first time since before the EBP sensor recall. 1) to help prevent injector issues 2) to try some new custom tunes. I have to say I was actually impressed with the performance of this factory flash compared to all my previous flashes. The truck is well mannered, no turbo lag or surging (A/M turbo and injectors), EGT's comparatively low (but still higher than my custom tuning) at 1100 max. Still has a twinge of smoke the FICM just can't control because of the injectors, but it's enough to say not quite stock. I'm hoping this will prolong the life of my injectors which tend to be a little cranky if the oil gets much over 4k on a change. I highly recommend anyone that hasn't done it yet to go do it. Maybe Ford finally got one right.
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