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post #1 of 7 Old 01-18-2011, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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Giving up on the tuners

As much as I love the SCT, I am returning my truck back to stock and leaving it. The smoky startups and the TC not locking up until 55 just adds to my worries of warranty denials in the future.

I have a new SCT for sale for $375 shipped as well as a new Superchips Flaspaq 1855 for $225 shipped.

Let me know if there is any interest. I will accept paypal only.

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Who's tunes were you running? Did you talk to the tuner above your dislikes? They can address your issues!
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As much as I love the SCT, I am returning my truck back to stock and leaving it. The smoky startups and the TC not locking up until 55 just adds to my worries of warranty denials in the future.

I have a new SCT for sale for $375 shipped as well as a new Superchips Flaspaq 1855 for $225 shipped.

Let me know if there is any interest. I will accept paypal only.
I may be interested in the SCT, but I know little to nothing about them. I have been toying with the ideal of adding a tuner to my rig, but the warranty concerns have keep from doing so. Is your SCT just canned tunes or are they custom? and what would it take to have it work on my truck which is stock except for the intake and exhaust?

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Your warranty should not be and issue. If you have to take the truck in for service, return to stock and take it for a drive before you take it in. From what I've been told by techs, there is no way they can prove you had it flashed. Thats the wonderful thing about the sct flash device.

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Who's tunes were you running? Did you talk to the tuner above your dislikes? They can address your issues!
Eric did the tunes and has been excellent in every way in addressing the issues. It just appears that these issues are common to the F250. I need my warranty to be effective until I reach 200k (diesel care) and cannot risk losing it for a tune.

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Eric did the tunes and has been excellent in every way in addressing the issues. It just appears that these issues are common to the F250. I need my warranty to be effective until I reach 200k (diesel care) and cannot risk losing it for a tune.
Why I still run stock. I buy vehicles and run them for as long as possible. While the tunes probably won't do anything to lessen the lifetime of my truck, I still don't want to take the chance. I figured if I could get 200,000 miles out of my last two gassers I should be able to get 400,000 out of a powerstroke easy!

Of course, I reserve the right to change my mind at any time.

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Just find a mod friendly dealer. My dealer actually tried to sell me a programmer while it was under warranty.

And the cold start issue is most likely caused by injector stiction, as I have the same issue. Switching to a good 5W-40 synthetic oil and adding some Rev-X will fix that easily. You might also want to check your FICM voltage.

Also, the torque converter lockup can be adjusted very easily by Eric.

And another thing to think about, the firm shifts Eric offers are way better for your transmission than the crappy stock tune shifts.

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