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Rough start, bad mpg

Earlier this fall i had new glow plugs/block heater installed. Now that its winter if cranks for almost 30 seconds before it starts, and that's with it plugged in. It cranks for a minute or two, sometimes longer, when not plugged in. I've also never got very good mpg with it either. When i bought it, it had an 8 in lift with 38's on it...but i didn't like it so i sold the lift and tires for a leveling kit and 32 in tires, and still didn't get any better mileage. I also deleted the muffler, cat, and did a complete egr delete and can't seem to get over 12 mpg... is this all related?

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Does it idle rough on start-up? Any smoke?

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Yes at first start up it idles rough and i get some white smoke... but as soon as it starts up everything smooths out and the exhaust clears up

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What's your FICM voltage? Under 46V at any time and it needs to be replaced.

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What's your FICM voltage? Under 46V at any time and it needs to be replaced.
I bet your FICM is toast


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When it runs it usually stays around 47.5 and during start up never drops below 46... atleast thats what my edge evolution insight shows

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Mine never drops below 48V.

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When it runs it usually stays around 47.5 and during start up never drops below 46... atleast thats what my edge evolution insight shows
Mine did the same thing, until one cold day, it was at 36v. I had blueish smoke during warmup, and some rough idles at times. You need to check it at the FICM, during cranking. I have the Edge Insight, and it just doesn't read fast enough to catch it during the short starting procedure


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* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
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* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



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Ok I plan on doing a load test on my batteries tomorrow, and then doing a voltage test on the ficm...if it does need repaired is it worth it to do 58v upgraded ficm... ficmrepair.com says its a bad idea because a normal ficm gets hot enough just being under the hood...and adding extra volts means for extra stress

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