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FICM question

So I just noticed that I am throwing the p0611 code so I checked it and sure enough 27.7 or so volts when cold at startup. So questions are can it damage injectors if I keep driving the truck? And also this maybe a dumb question but can this cause high egt's? I would not think so but I am seeing high ones so thought I would ask.
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not sure bout egt, but youll eat those injectors if you dont act soon, dont drive it around, get it repaired asap. Theres alot of Places that will do it, Swamps, Quik tricks and a few others im sure someone will name
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i just sent mine off to ficmrepair.com their pretty cheap and they are now offering the php ficm tunes
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Forgot to mention the truck runs and starts fine
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Would tuning it make it run hotter?
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Yea its good to catch it early but I'm trying to wait until bullet proof diesel gets their FICM out which should be soon. (I HOPE)
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Mine would not start the truck under 30v
But once warm it was in the 40s
You might get stuck somewhere expensive and ruin a bunch of injectolrs.
You also might not be getting the rikght readings

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My cold start up was at 38V-39V (Edge Insight CTS) for about 2 Months.Within the last week it dropped to 31V to 32V cold start,would stay close to 48V once warmed up.
I didn't really notice EGT hotter,just when at idle before I turn off the engine, the FICM volts would drop down to 40V and go back and forth to 48V.Mines started and runned fine too, just seeing and hearing the Edge Insight warning go off, I know I had to fix/replace it soon before other problems occur.
I replaced mines Today.I got a replacement FICM with PHP Tune Atlas 40 from Ed at FICMrepair.com,it cranked right up at cold start 48.5V.
Ed at FICMrepair.com is highly recommended.
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As said by others, it needs to be fixed or replaced. It WILL destroy your injector.

FICM tuning will increase EGT's, just like an ECM tune will. Idle and cruising it should be comparable to stock, but under hard throttle, you'll likely see higher temps (More fuel = more heat)

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not sure bout egt, but youll eat those injectors if you dont act soon, dont drive it around, get it repaired asap. Theres alot of Places that will do it, Swamps, Quik tricks and a few others im sure someone will name
Swamps, Quick Tricks and FICMrepair.com would be my recommendations, based on feedback I've read on the forums.

I've been talking with Ed at FICMrepair.com, he seems like he really know his stuff and has been super helpfull with answering all my questions. I wouldn't hesitate to send my FICM to him (best price too), he does now offer PHP tuning, but he won't do a 58V upgrade.

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Yea its good to catch it early but I'm trying to wait until bullet proof diesel gets their FICM out which should be soon. (I HOPE)
I heard it will be a few more months. Mine is still good (just wanting to "fix" it before it craps out) and I too am trying to wait to see what they offer and how much they're going to charge.

I've heard that the price will be "competitive" and the ones out for beta testing seem to be working well and look badazz, like all their other stuff

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