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Could a Super Chips kill my PCM?
i just joined the forum.
i bought my 96 from a family friend, (which has 136,000 miles as of now,) and it came with exhaust mods, cold air intake, and an inter-cooler. Plus a Super chips tuner.
i tried the tuner in all 4 settings. Stock, safe tow and the two other performance settings.
not desiring anymore power from the truck i tried them all to find the best fuel mileage. which was Safe Tow mod.
Well after 5 years and about 20,000 miles, with no problems running it in safe tow mod, one day the engine quick. no start.
ended up being the PCM went out.
so i asked the service writers at the stealership which there were two of them that delt with me. and one said that the tuner can make the PCM go bad. the other said it can not.
so i went to the internet to look for answers and have found conflicting answers as well.
SO, now i will ask the Powerstroke forum.
Can a Superchip tuner, (Set at Safe Tow,) make a PCM go bad prematurely?