I havent been on the ORG much lately...college sure takes up a lot of my time, but I am in need of some advice...
My FICM voltage has been slowly dropping off over the past month.
Here are my current readings via my Insight CTS:
KOEO: 47.5 - 48.0
During Cranking: 44.0 - 45.0
While Running Cold: 40.0 - 42.0
While Running Cold @ 2,000RPM: 44.5 - 45.0
While Running @ Operating Temp @ Idle: 47.0 - 48.5
While Running @ Operating Temp @ 2000RPM: 47.0 - 48.5
Based off of A LOT of reading on the ORG I have come to believe that the FICM should be fixed/replaced if voltage ever drops under 45.0 at any time. I have not yet noticed any direct effects of the low voltage, it starts fine hot and cold and idles just like it always has, nice and smooth, but I do know that if I don't get this fixed soon it will start to get worse and potentially start taking out injectors.
It seems the general consensus on the ORG is to send the FICM to Ed @ FICMRepair.com. I have read numerous reviews on how great his work is as well as excellent customer service and super fast turn around time. My main question is should I get the FICM tuned while its in for repair and if I do decide to tune it which tune should I get
-PHP Atlas 40
-PHP Atlas 80
My struck is studded, EGR Delete, and other bullet proof parts, so I'm not too concerned about tearing anything up. Of course I'm STRONGLY leaking towards the hercules tune, hell, their all the same price so why not go big or go home? Before I jump the gun, I would like some first hand experience with FICM tunes you guys have ran or are running. The choice seems obvious to me, get the Hercules, but what consequences could I see in the future from this tune if any?