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So what's the general concensus on fords newest update? I've heard about 50/50 and that's not good enough for me to loose all my tunes. I like the new features it has but how is it performance wise?

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My strategy is for my 04. 03 and 04 trucks have a different strategy than 05+ ones...

What does this strategy try and fix?

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My strategy is for my 04. 03 and 04 trucks have a different strategy than 05+ ones...

What does this strategy try and fix?
Its for cold starts and a few other things. It exercises the turbo vanes at idle and sets a CEL if ECT and EOT are more than 20 degrees different

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Is there a comprehensive list somewhere? I just had my '03 re-flashed this morning. It was reunning just finee prior, but everyone here seemed to agree that is was good to get the latest. I was due for one anyway (under the recall)... Thanks!

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i just had my truck flashed while it was in gettting studded and egr delete. i have an 05, my mpg went from always being 18 down to 14.5-15. it could be a combination of winter fuel and the new flash, got truck back as it was getting cold. i do like the new features, like the turbo cycle and cel for the oil cooler. power wise i think it is about the same as the last flash, but def less than the origanal 05 flash that was on my truck. overal opinion is good, now for a little tuning to bring back mpg.
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I like mine. Just got my new tunes from Matt today. My truck is running fine with the new flash. Truck sounds awesome when it cycles the turbo vanes.

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Mine was done about 3 weeks ago when they dealership replaced my FICM for the cold start issue. All I have really noticed is that I have lost another 1 mpg. I'm now down to 12.5 mpg so that sucks. I will probably go ahead and have the FICM reprogrammed by PHP.
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Is there a comprehensive list somewhere? I just had my '03 re-flashed this morning. It was reunning just finee prior, but everyone here seemed to agree that is was good to get the latest. I was due for one anyway (under the recall)... Thanks!
recall? which one?

Now this was a superior machine. Ten grand worth of gimmicks and high-priced special effects. The rear windows lit up with a touch like frogs in a dynamite pond. The dashboard was full of esoteric lights and dials and meters that I would never understand.
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recall? which one?
Embarassingly, my truck had never been "flashed." Apparently, there was a recall for the FICM reflash in '06 or sometime thereabouts... Too, the negative battery cables on '03s were recalled...

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