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Old 10-09-2007, 05:36 AM
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warrenty with programmer

I have a bullydog triple dog on my truck. I need to take my truck in due to problems with turbo. Will the dealer be able to tell that the downloader had been on the truck and give me a hard time about the warrenty.

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Old 10-09-2007, 05:41 AM
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There is no sure answer to that. Make sure you have it back to stock and drive it for a little while if you can to get the computer back to "normal". A 100 miles if you can is what I have heard. A lot depends on the dealer's attitude and what exactly is the problem. They have to prove that the programmer directly caused the failure.

Good luck with it, hope they dont throw a fit.
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yah, most say you can fill the computer with non-programmer info if you put it back to stock and drive for 200 or so miles... that usually the current data overrides any old programmer data... but I've never tried that or had to, so I couldn't tell you if that is a sure thing or not...

but in any case, I'd at least put it back to stock and give it a try!
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:47 AM
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thanks for the reply. i am being told different things by different people. the truck still runs and makes boost but it is just blowing the boost off. i checked the boots to the intercooler as suggested by some others on this site but everything seems ok to me there. the truck only has 32000 miles so i want to take to the dealer and have been told by some that if i unhook the programmer and run it a while they wouldn't be able to tell it was on there and then others are telling me that they will still tell.

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Old 10-09-2007, 05:51 AM
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What is your max boost at with and without the BullyDog?

And what engine do you have with what other mods?
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as far as max boost i am not really sure. it is just a bone stock everything. i just put the downloader on to help with towing. i tow a 24' enclosed trailer to haul my race car.

my problem happened on sunday while towing home from racing. programmer was set on tow. i was towing up a hill about 60 mph and then the thing made a crazy noise. i then had no power and i can hear what sounds to me like all of the boost blowing by. sorry for the lack of info. i don't know crap about diesel engines.

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Joe

sorry i forgot, it is an 06 f-250

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Old 10-09-2007, 12:32 PM
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I heard some 6.0s had bad turbos, something about sitting on the lot too long.

I would pull the bullydog, drive it if you can for a little bit.

If the boots blew off there is a TSB out for the 05-07s about that. I will get you the link for them later tonight when I am on my computer not my phone, if it won't be to late for you to have the info.(dunno when your truck is going in the shop)
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Have you checked your intercooler boots and boost tube boots? make sure all clamps are tight and all?

that would be the first place I looked and then move on to more serious probs from there..

but I would definately put the truck back to stock and start driving it now like that so if it goes or in a few weeks you can take it in to the dealership...
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No boost and a hissing sound. If the boots are all intact and look good then the next week spot is the intercooler. Perhaps you have blown the I/C. I have heard of it happening before. I would do like the others have recommended and return to stock, unhook the batteries for a few hours then drive it stock for as long as you can stand it. After a half dozen start stop cycles and at least 100 miles, take it to the dealer.
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Thanks for the replies guys I really appreciate the help.

I have checked the boots and everything that I can see seems ok. As far as the setting on the lot for a long time, when I bought this truck last July I didn't even get it home from the dealer and the check engine light came on. I took it back in and they reset it and told me something about the fact that from sitting on the lot for a long time not being driven that caused the check engine light to come on. After the service guy reset it the light came back on about a week later. At this time I'm really ticked and make another appointment. I drove the truck for a couple more days and the light went out on it's own and I never had any more problems.

I truly don't think the downloader had anything to do with my problems now cause I only had it set on tow. I just don't want to have the dealer giving me a raft and looking for a way out. Me and these guys don't get along really well as I bought my wife an 06 explorer two months before I bought my truck and that thing has been back for service work at least 5 times.(3 times to fix the same problem.

Sorry for the rambling. Anyhow thanks for all of your help!!

Joe
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