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Old 10-11-2012, 02:59 PM
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I want to give a plug to Ed and the gang at FICMRepair.com. At the end of last week I was having some cold start issues. I knew it was either an injector or the ficm. Sunday morning I tested the ficm and determined it bad. I was getting about 23 volts right after a cold start. So I went ahead and pulled it out. Monday morning I went to UPS, because it was a federal holiday and post office was closed. Long story short, he got it Tuesday evening, checked it out and called me at 9:00 to tell me what was wrong with it. We talked for about a half hour about the ficm and the 6.0 in general. Ed is very knowledgable about the 6.0 and how to keep it on the road for a long time. Anyway, here it is Thursday afternoon, it came back to me through express mail. I installed it, turn the key and it fired right up and purred like a kitten. I got the Atlas 40 tune and I do not have a tuner on the truck. I thoroughly enjoyed me test drive. The atlas 40, airaid intake and 4" straight pipe dose quite nicely together.

FICMRepair.com = highly recommended!!!!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:55 PM
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Yep Ed is the man I sent mine off to get the Atlas 40 as well I can't wait to get it back
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:27 PM
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I sent mine off last monday and by friday it was back and installed in the stock truck. Big difference right away. Nothing was wrong with my FICM I just wanted to have the Atlas 40 installed. Ed was very helpful and quick to reply using email.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:33 PM
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Mine goes out tomorrow. I can't wait.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:21 AM
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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!
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:08 AM
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Not to get off topic, how big of a hit was the HPOP?
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Not to get off topic, how big of a hit was the HPOP?
The adrenalin pump is about 1k.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:02 AM
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I couldn't afford the time to do it myself, so the HPOP, IPR, IPC, Oil Change along with diagnostic labor and installation labor was just around 3K.
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