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Old 07-01-2011, 07:16 AM
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Anyone work at a Ford Dealership?

What is involved with changing the vehicle strategy on our trucks? I know a guy at the Ford dealer but he said he wouldn't trust the diesel guy there

What tool is used to do it? My VXCF7N3 is really crap on the mileage and I want to get it reflashed.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:20 AM
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A ford dealer has do update the flash if your looking for the lastest, although some aftermarket people out there can update to a older flash. I for one have the lastest flash and love it. In my 2005 I pull 14.25mpg city and 17.5-18mpg hwy hand calculated and I have no complaints about power.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:26 AM
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What is your strategy?
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:32 AM
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it's a vxcf9?? something I have it wrote down at home and can get it later for you.
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You might consider having it flashed back to VXCF4 by Power Hungry as well. It's supposed to be the most power with the least amount of problems. Just a suggestion.

PS. It's my strategy.
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How do you know what flash the truck has?
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You have to use a diagnostic tool to pull your strategy. Most folks just use their SCT.
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You might consider having it flashed back to VXCF4 by Power Hungry as well. It's supposed to be the most power with the least amount of problems. Just a suggestion.

PS. It's my strategy.
I had a VXCF4 and went to the VXCF9 and I don't notice any power loss or MPG's but with the added features it was worth it to me.
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I had a VXCF4 and went to the VXCF9 and I don't notice any power loss or MPG's but with the added features it was worth it to me.
What extra features did you see? and what MPG are you getting?

I found someone with a VCM/IDS that can change the strategy for me, I need to know the best one.
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What extra features did you see? and what MPG are you getting?

I found someone with a VCM/IDS that can change the strategy for me, I need to know the best one.
as stated in my first reply I'm getting 14.25 city and 17.5-18mpg hwy. As for the feature here they are off the TSB.

2005 F-Super Duty 6.0L:

False DTC P0470 - Exhaust pressure sensor A circuit fault due to a freezing condition.
False DTC P0404 - Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) performance due to a stuck turbocharger condition.
Cooling loss protection - Revised engine protection strategy when an engine over-temperature condition is present. Vehicles updated with this service calibration will display higher temperature gauge readings when high engine oil temperature (EOT) conditions or high engine coolant temperature (ECT) are encountered and may disable EGR operation to prevent possible EGR cooler damage.
Oil cooler efficiency monitor - DTC P012F stored and wrench warning lamp illuminated when the oil coolers efficiency drops below a specified threshold for a given speed and vehicle load condition.
Turbocharger vane sweep strategy - Performs a sweep of the turbocharger vanes and unison ring during stationary idle conditions. Vane sweep can occur once per hour to help reduce turbocharger sticking.
FICM low voltage detection monitor - DTC P0560 stored and wrench warning lamp illuminated when PCM vehicle power (VPWR) parameter identifier (PIDS) is below 10.25V for 60 seconds or below 9V for 4 seconds.
Turbocharger over boost detection - DTC P0234 stored and wrench warning lamp illuminated when a turbocharger over boost condition occurs.
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