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Spy pics of BulletProof Diesel FICM

So I was at the BulletProof Diesel shop yesterday to have my brakes done and the owners shared a couple ideas that they are working on and I was able to snap a couple of pics of one of their ideas. While their oil cooler and EGR coolers are excellent products, there are still other areas that are CONSTANT problems for 6.0L owners and they want to tackle them.

BULLETPROOF FICM
As we know the stock Ford FICM has its share of problems and many of us have had them fail at the worst possible time. From the poor solder connections to the substandard choice in semiconductors to the design flaws in the voltage amplifiers, the stock Ford FICM is a problematic part on the 6.0L's and resoldering components only fixes one of the many issues.

Based on my discussion with them, the BPD team has done R&D on their own design of Fuel Injection Control Module! It has redundancy and voltage adjustability built in to the design and replaces the inferior, substandard semiconductors with more readily available and more heat-tolerant components. They are also redesigning the clamshell case to improve heat transfer. Anyway, ON TO THE PICS!!!





While this is only the circuit board, they have shown me drawings and schematics of the new design and I am SUPER excited! I know that despite having them resolder my stock FICM, I still datalog FICM voltages whenever I tow because I'm am worried it will fail again. I simply CANNOT wait for these to be released because I will be running one on my truck.

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Sweet with all the problems with the FICM an updated one would be a good deal
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The BPD team is absolutely fantastic I agree. Without a doubt, BPD's growth into a new area is exciting based on the quality products and services they already provide.

Competition drives innovation and unfortunately many FICMs probably are available to support the shared competition with Swamp's and any other FICM upgraders. Despite the challenge of "lowest bidder" for parts sourcing selected by Ford, I ordinarily hesitate to use words like "sub-standard" or "poor" but I can absolutely agree that the present design and manufacture of the FICM presents an enormous opportunity for craftsmen and performance shops to leverage their skill with better materials and construction for those of us who still have stock FICMs.

I too watch that FICM voltage with suspicion. While I hope to enjoy a lengthy run on the stock unit, I am encouraged to know that there are options other than stock!

Thanks for the update - I hope that BPD keeps up the drive for improvement!

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Two things that kill any circuit board are heat and vibration. So where did the factory mount the FICM? under the hood, on the furthest part of the engine that any vibration is multiplied.On a diesel engine that shakes like a dog trying to pass a peach pit.I would have thought a better place would be inside the cab out of the heat and shaking.
But I am glad to see them address this issue, I have no doubt their answer will be a vast improvement!
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Great find Shawn.

Can't wait to see how this works on some trial truck.


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Did they give you an expected release date?

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Good stuff Shawn. I'm sure it will be a quality piece when it comes out. I'll hold off until it does.

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Something I might look to them for. Will it offer custom tuning or will that be up the the end user?

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