Bought this 350 Super Duty on Halloween.
My other truck, trailer, and all business equipment was stolen on Sept 12th.
Had no choice but to buy out another like business in order to keep from losing my customer base and save the homestead.
Eventually found the 350 and bought it got a really good deal and was pleased with the purchase. Truck was getting 16-17 MPG for the first 4 fills I ran through it. Then the FICM went out, Dealer was good enough to cover cost of new FICM and labor, no complaints there.
Since new FICM has been installed haven't gotten better then 11.2 MPG in last 5 fills!
Talked with the local Diesel Performance shop Monday and they said they could re-tune so I would be getting 18 MPG with better performance than I am currently getting. Sounded good to me.
Well today I stopped by to see if they could do the tune and what it would cost.Suddenly they can't get it done anymore but could sell me a pre-programmed tuner for $425.
I've just gone $80,000.00 in debt because of the low lifes which stole my rig, still have to do the recommended mods to this 6.0 to make it worry free (as much as possible), and Insurance was of NO help in the theft.
Is it possible to get a good mileage tune without feeling like someone is trying to rip me off again?
I just want to get the kind of savings on fuel I was expecting when I bought this truck, figured I'd be saving about $106 every 1000 miles over what the gas burners were costing me. Is this to much to ask? Hell, I would just like to be able to start paying down my debt.
I really want to do the mods before having to go to the expense of a tuner/monitor. Just can't see the sense in seeing what's going on but not being able to do anything about it. If the mods are done first at least I'd feel like the monitoring was helping me and not just making me nervous wondering what 's going to go bad first.