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Old 12-08-2012, 06:47 PM
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Everyone asking about FICM, look here

if you want perfect evidence of an FICM in the early stages of failure, heres mine last night when leaving for work. half way through my 11 mile drive, i was at full 48.5V.

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performed the "at home" fix, and now im still dropping to 38-40v on cold start, with full 48.5V within a few minutes of idle. im gonna be ordering a half shell from work monday night. meant to say "64 on oil temp, 64 on coolant temp"
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I'd say thats late stages of failure, my alarm on my cts is set at 46v. I've heard it go off about 5 times when my ficm hit 45.5v. Ficmrepair.com is a great option, but you will be charged more for trying your own repair.

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I'd say thats late stages of failure, my alarm on my cts is set at 46v. I've heard it go off about 5 times when my ficm hit 45.5v. Ficmrepair.com is a great option, but you will be charged more for trying your own repair.

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I'll second what Southend said. I had a great experience with Ed at Ficmrepair.com. I also recommend getting a FICM tune while you are at it. I have the Atlas 40 tune and love it. Increased throttle response is very noticable.

There are a lot of threads on here about the BDP FICM also, something you might want to look into. A lot of people here speak highly of it.
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the reason i say "early" stages of failure, is because i have no idle issues, no start issues, no smoking, no skipping/missing, and no codes. i would have never know something was wrong until i bought the livewire.

i can order the FICM driver half shell through work, and get it at 10% above their cost. should be the same as sending it for repair, possibly cheaper, and no downtime. i cant afford the be without it all week, and im not paying UPS $90 to overnight it.
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hey just out of curiousity what is 10% over cost on a VT365 halfshell. I've got a guy getting ones for me for $150, I've heard that they can be had for cheaper though
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hey just out of curiousity what is 10% over cost on a VT365 halfshell. I've got a guy getting ones for me for $150, I've heard that they can be had for cheaper though
when i get to work monday night, im gonna have my parts guy look it up. if a guy can sell them on Ebay for $180, it cant be much.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:14 AM
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couldnt find the "half shell" part number, but my cost on the WHOLE FICM is $474.00+10% (employees get 10% above cost.) too lazy to do the math. i played around on google and found the part number for the "half shell". i'll keep everyone posted.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:13 AM
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try 5010598R92 for the halfshell part number
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ordered my half shell, cost me $90 bucks, plus %10, so $99 for a half shell. installed, no more voltage drop.
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