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post #1 of 11 Old 07-10-2012, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Which service at FICMRepair.com

I have read a ton of threads but can't quite find the answer I am looking for. For everyone that used FICMRepair.com, which level did you purchase and are you satisfied? I am having a tough time between the 1 year warranty option and the Premium part 2 year warranty option. Is it worth the extra $100?

FWIW, I do plan on keeping my truck a long time.

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FWIW, I do plan on keeping my truck a long time.
Ding ding, get the 2 year. You can't get a tow for a hundred bucks.

I just got mine back on the road today.

I did a one year, blue spring mod, and eco tune.

Throttle response is much better, and it is starting quicker.

Seems like the EGT's and Intake air temp are a bit higher, but that could be my imagination.

I will check back with mileage numbers in a week or two after I can burn a couple tanks of fuel.

Thumbs up for Ed for sure. Turn-around was stupid fast.
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I recently had mine repaired by Ed. Had the 2yr upgrade service done and the Atlas 40 put on it. I can not say enough good things about his service. Truck starts much better, voltages stay constant and the Atlas 40 made a noticeable difference in the low end power. I do not have any other tunes yet though so if you are already tuned you may not notice as large of a difference.

My thought was I am planning on keeping my truck for a long time so get the upgraded components put on it so that I hopefully don't have to do it again. It is worth the $100 to not have to pull it back out and have my truck down.

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I don't get it. How is paying for an extra warranty going to keep it from failing and having to be towed? Isn't the extra warranty for another free fix down the road?

Sorry I must be missing something here.
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I don't get it. How is paying for an extra warranty going to keep it from failing and having to be towed? Isn't the extra warranty for another free fix down the road?

Sorry I must be missing something here.
The 2 year is a different install with different components, better suited to not fail.
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I got the premium service and the atlas 40 tune.

Ive had my 03 since 06, and it has never started or ran better than it does now.

Worth every penny.
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Thanks for the responses. I pulled the FICM out last night and I am overnighting it to FICMrepair today for the premium service.

Is it just me or are the two back bolts on the FICM just as much fun as the back bolt on a turbo pedestal? Whole project took me 45 minutes and I bet 40 of it was messing with those 2 minature bolts.

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Yup, the turbo was way harder to put back on right than the FICM is though.

Still one of the hardest motors I've had to work on thus far.
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Got my FICM back on Monday and had it in the same night. Very pleased with FICMRepair.com. It was definitely easier to put in than take out(until I dropped one of the bracket bolts in the gap below the exhaust manifold)

I did start monitoring my battery voltage and notice when I crank the engine that drops to a range between 10.5 and 11volts. Isn't that a little low? Jumps back up to 12.5v while idling, then as soon as I touch the peddle it is back in the 13.2-13.7v range. Is this normal or should I go ahve my batteris and alternator checked out?

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Yeah that is not good. Mine never drop below 12 according to the CTS. You may want to check the float voltage of the batteries. Here is a quote from Ed's website.


Caveat: If your batteries have a float voltage of 12.30 or less, please note that we will not be able to warranty your repair.Battery voltage is THAT critical.

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