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Old 08-27-2012, 12:05 PM
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Dying FICM, Time For A Tune?

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 Eco
-PHP Atlas 40
-PHP Atlas 80
-PHP Hercules

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?

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-Mike
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You don't tow IIRC... right?


If not then I would get the Hercules tune... I would like to, but I tow 10k sometimes and people that have tried to even with the 80 tune noticed the EGT's get WAY hot too quickly on anything more then the Atlas 40
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Hey Eli, where have you been hiding... :

No, I don't tow at all. I do haul some weight in the bed every now and then, never more than 2-3 thousand pounds though, and thats rare.

SO their are no reasons to not get the Hercules say versus the Atlas 80 unless you tow a lot?

I just don't want to blow anything up.
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have Ed fix your ficm and get the php tuner so you can change between any of those as you please
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have Ed fix your ficm and get the php tuner so you can change between any of those as you please
How much does the actual tuner cost from PHP. Where can I find more information about it?
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The Gryphon tuner is $369...

The single tune is $150.

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Hiding... I have been working 70 hours a week since the last time we talked bud

I looked at the taken apart 03 turbo last night and actually thought of you and felt bad... sorry im delaying but I have been dead running on 4-5 hrs of sleep since the end of july.
Im gonna get er done though and If all goes well I will have the stock 03 turbo up for sale
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gryphon can also do a rollback ficm flash for 75 more dollars if your stuck with an undesirable one

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The Gryphon tuner is $369...

The single tune is $150.

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Hiding... I have been working 70 hours a week since the last time we talked bud

I looked at the taken apart 03 turbo last night and actually thought of you and felt bad... sorry im delaying but I have been dead running on 4-5 hrs of sleep since the end of july.
Im gonna get er done though and If all goes well I will have the stock 03 turbo up for sale
I guess its a better investment to have Ed repair my FICM and then save up for the Gryphon tuner so I can try out all the tunes and if I ever did have to tow a big load I could just re-flash and be on the road without worrying about EGTs.

Shhhhhh about that turbo Don't let anyone know you have it...

No hurry though because I don't really want to spend the money on it right now but please let me know when its done!
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Youll be the first in line either way bud

But I have a feeling it will be pretty soon as I am getting money together for my build that I am planning on doing in Oct
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Youll be the first in line either way bud

But I have a feeling it will be pretty soon as I am getting money together for my build that I am planning on doing in Oct
Nice! What kind of build are you doing? Some kind of crazy 700hp build??

Do you have a thread on it yet? I'd like to follow it..


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