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I had my truck reprogrammed because of a TSB that I found about putting an 05+ trans in an 03-04 truck. Since then my fuel mile has plummeted. I'm getting around 12-14 now and before I never got worse than 16-17. Here are my before and after strategies. Original strategy, ECM- VXBC9NA, TCM- TQBE0NL
Updated strategy, ECM -VXBC9F2, TCM- TQBF0NB

I wanna know if the updated strategy is the cause of my lower MPG and if so, what is the best strategy to have and how do I get it. Don't care about having heat inductive strategy. Also, truck seems to have less power with new strategy. Thanks for any of input.
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It is certainly possible. Go back and complain until they give you a better strategy, if they can. Unfortunately, they might not be able to go back on strategies without sending the PCM to a repair depot.

The heat inductive strategy was designed to help with cold start issues, mainly to prevent injectors from crapping out! It doesn't affect mileage.

Perhaps it is time for a tune.
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It is certainly possible. Go back and complain until they give you a better strategy, if they can. Unfortunately, they might not be able to go back on strategies without sending the PCM to a repair depot.

The heat inductive strategy was designed to help with cold start issues, mainly to prevent injectors from crapping out! It doesn't affect mileage.

Perhaps it is time for a tune.
I've had tunes. My problem is, I don't want to get a tune to get my mileage back to where it was stock on the original strategy. I know the heat inductive strategy doesn't affect mileage but it kills FICM's. I've never had cold start issues, so I really don't want the heat strategy.
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Would this strategy work in my truck?
ECM- VXAP2A2
TCM- TQAU0N4
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I would contact PowerHungryPerformance. They have pretty much all the strats from all years. The most knowledge of what works and what doesn't.

This is what they recommend for our 04's:

2004:
VXBC7xx
VXBC9xx
- Replaced with VXBC6xx

http://www.gopowerhungry.com/
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:12 AM
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For others that are looking:

Here is a read:

PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum - View Single Post - Latest Performance FICM tune from PHP!
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I'll be calling them Monday.
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I'll be calling them Monday.
Don't bother. They are closed for the week of thanksgiving. Although you could send an e-mail and be nearer the top of the list for the following week! LOL
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