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FICM or ECM tuning advice
Looking to get some expert advice on which way to go.
What I got:
2005 F250 FX4 SC
BPD oil cooler / EGR cooler
Coolant flushed and replaced with xerex
coolant filter installed
all computers reflashed
I bought it a few months ago and removed the Diablosport programer and did the upgrades listed. My main use for this truck is daily driver and rare towing when the Marine Corps moves me (about 6k lbs).
I do not intend on dropping the money on doing studs any time soon as I dont intend on modding it to get crazy power or drag race it. Also, I got a kid on the way so I'm trying to limit my expenses.
Since arriving in Florida about a month ago, it feels like the truck is slightly harder to start. Takes about 5 second crank for the first start of the day. Much easier on subsequent starts. I checked the FICM and it meters at 48.3 V with key on engine off and through out the start to engine running.
I'm looking for a tuning solution, if there is one, to help with the starts and hopefully give me a little more responsiveness off the line and hopefully increase MPG. She seems sluggish when accelerating from a stop, like trying to make a left turn across traffic.
My highest priority is maintain the utmost reliability. I started looking at some of the tuners like the SCT and came across the FICM tuning by PHP but I'm confused by their website. What do you guys suggest for my goals and maintaining reliability / longevity?
Thanks for the help.