My neighbor has an 02' F250 SuperCab 7.3L. He purchased with gauges and a DP F5 chip. A while back, he was driving over to my parent's house and his truck shut down on him only 0.5 miles away from my dad's shop. The truck would not start. They pulled it into my dad's shop/garage, pulled the codes from the computer and it gave some sort of code, not sure. I was not there for this so I am not sure of the exact details. They then decided to pull the chip from the PCM and tried starting it. It fired right up. So the owner decided to pull the chip completely out and all of the gauges.
Question 1: Why do you think the truck wouldn't start with the chip installed and then it did start when they pulled it out?
I thought that maybe the chip was not properly seated on the pcm and when he was driving down the gravel road, it slipped off a little bit and the truck shut down....but I am no expert.
Question 2: I have an 2002 F350, Crew Cab w/ 7.3L. He told me this weekend that he would give me the chip because he has no use for it. What are the chances of me getting it to work in my truck? any issues I should look into? I am not sure which tunes are installed on the chip.
Thanks for the ideas