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FICM Vibration Dampner question

I jsut pulled the FICM off my 05 to send out for repair. Doing so, I noticed the overly large mounting holes on the FICM do not have rubber grommets in them like I would expect.

After reviewing photos of the FICM in the 6.0L FICM guide, I see that 03 models used the rubber grommets in these holes nad the 04.5 and ups did not - using dampners mounted at the bottom of the mounting bracket sinstead.

Is there any issue with Upgrading my setup by adding the 03 style dampners to my FICM while keeping the current ones?

Anyone done this? results?
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Wouldnt see it being necessary, but it should work. Let us know what you find out or if you do make the change. Curious if this would help the pattern failure of the FICM.

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I'm going to price them - shouldnt be more than a few buck each i wouldnt think? - and probably do it when I get my FICM back. Cant hurt and any improvement would be a plus - I would like this FICM to last longer than the last two.
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What happened to the last two??? How long did they last?

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first FICM was replaced under warrenty in early 08 I believe it was - would have to check my records to be sure.

2nd went bad 2 weeks ago - sent it to FICMRepair for upgrade.
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Cost for the 4 pieces from Ford Dealer is $11.19 / each - kind of steap for a littel rubber bushing.

Size should be 22mm OD x 8mm ID and about 1/2 inch tall. That translates to .866in OD x .315in ID

I can get Shock bushings in .996" ID x .4" ID x .556" height for about a dollar each. (HELP brand item Part # 31016) - going ot see if I can track these down locally and give them a try.
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there has been something rattling under the hood and was looking for it last night and grabbed the ficm and it stoped so thas the probelm im going to go this route and get the ruber bushing so this doesnt happen again
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Cost for the 4 pieces from Ford Dealer is $11.19 / each - kind of steap for a littel rubber bushing.

Size should be 22mm OD x 8mm ID and about 1/2 inch tall. That translates to .866in OD x .315in ID

I can get Shock bushings in .996" ID x .4" ID x .556" height for about a dollar each. (HELP brand item Part # 31016) - going ot see if I can track these down locally and give them a try.
Do you have a part number for the ford bushings?

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The Part # I got at the dealership is 9C151 for the bushings
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Got the FICM back from Ed today.

I had picked up some shouck mount bushings earlier in the week that looked like they would fit the mounting holes on the FICM. Couldnt get them to go in at first so a little bit of trimming was in order. They still wouldnt quite go in, but was close so I stuck them in the freezer for an hour or so and then pressed them in with a large pair of channel locks.

For about $1 each compared to $11 each for the factory bushings, I am happy with the fitment.

Installed the FICM and it definatley made a difference.
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