Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brewster, NY
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Since buying my truck in 2008 I had problems with cold starts < 30 degrees F so I began to use Rev-X which really made a night and day difference. Over the summer I had just a horrible time with my truck having both FICM failure and HPOP failure. Ed really helped me and kept my vacation from getting completely ruined. When I returned from the vacation I had Ed send me a 4 screw FICM and sent in my 7 screw, then had my HPOP, IPR and IPC replaced.
Fast forward to today. In NY it was 25 degrees out this morning. My truck is running Motorcraft 15-30 oil and no Rev-X but do have the current Ford Flash and the Economy tune on the FICM. When I turned the key the EOT, ECT and EGT were all reading about 42 degrees. I would have thought that it would have been lower but anyway... turned the key, waited for the glow plug light to extinguish, and it started right up and was 100% drivable. It really took me by surprise that there were zero cold problems. While the engine wasn't showing that it was super cold, I was still impressed.
Next week it will be due for an oil change and the T6 will be going back in which should make it even better. I am impressed with how the FICM is performing, and even though I tested the FICM every winter, it must have still had an issue since it's never been better than it is now. I had really though that I was going to have to replace injectors because of stiction, and that Rev-X was giving me more time. In hindsight, I should have sent the FICM to get repaired long ago, even before Rev-X. I am very optimistic that I won't require any additional product in the winter because of Ed's work. So another thumbs up for Ed!
2003 F-250 Crew Cab Short Bed Lariat PSD 6.0 Automatic FX4 Edge Insight with EGT Probe. Coolant Filter. All 6.0's need gauges
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