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Banks Six Gun questions...

Ok, let's see...'99, 7.3, 2wd...it has a Banks Six Gun (flame away) installed by a previous owner. I have no additional gauges or any way to monitor anything other than the stock ones.

On the six gun, is there a best setting for mpg? My first tank averaged 13mpg in town driving. Is there a happy medium for performance and mpg?

Not racing, not towing...are gauges and/or monitor necessary? Any recommendations? Replacing the Banks isn't an option right now.

Anyone know the specs of each setting? I know... high idle, stock (I think), more, more, max....again, I think.
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The six gun tuner has built in gauges for boost, egt and trans temp. The egt and trans temp needs senders for them to work, also egt was a option so it might not have it. So how does it work. What the tuner does is it takes the output from the icp and changes it and then sends it to the computer. What that does is make the computer think the icp pressure is low and and closes down the ipr and boosts oil pressure. It's really just a adjustable 10k mod with gauges. When I had mine it didn't have high idle, so I'm not sure about that. For best fuel mileage use the lowest setting.

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It doesn't have gauges. I have a knob, that's it. Are the gauges a separate purchase?
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It doesn't sound like you have the six gun. Take some pics. Also look down at the PCM and see if you have a chip.

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Hmmm...then I wonder what I have there. Pics will have to wait til tomorrow. Car is in the garage, raining and not feeling up to jockeying everything around.
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Here is a pick of the six gun. Attachment 310602
Here is a pick of a ts 6 position chip. Attachment 310610
This is the one I think you have.
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Knob is a little different, but yes....just that knob.
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Knob is a little different, but yes....just that knob.
if its the TS 6 position chip with the canned tunes there typically
1-stock
2-high idle
3-50hp
4-75hp
5-100hp
6-extreme
setting 3 will net ya the best mpgs if thats what ya have(which 95% of the time people have) WHEN its possible send it in for some better tunes from PHP or TW
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And it's just as simple as removing it? No issues with it running afterwards? It just reverts back to stock?
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And it's just as simple as removing it? No issues with it running afterwards? It just reverts back to stock?
when you pull the chip out/or put in DO NOT have the keys in the ignition or it will fry your ecu,yes it will slide right out and should just be back to stock

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