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Old 04-19-2010, 05:14 AM
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Batteries / Spartan question

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Any info regarding this would be helpful.
My ride is 08 F250 with Spartan tunes 210 and DPF delete pipe installed.
And still under warranty. 30K miles

Woke this am to semi dead batteries. not completely dead but dead enough it would not start. seems like the past several days the truck has been a little more difficult to start I was wondering if something was wrong and now I know...

Re-flashing the factory tunes back on is quick and painless. but putting the pipe back on is well not so painless . I spoke with my Service Rep. she says
if its just an electrical related issue. dont worry about re installing the pipe.
and if it turns into a Motor issue I can retrieve the truck to install the pipe.

so from the dealers perspective I'm good to go.
my real worries are. If I put the stock tunes back on it. So it it safe to do this and leave the DPF/cat del pip in place. or NOT?
I figure Ill flash the stock tunes back into the truck and drive to the dealership 30: min ride.

Any thoughts if this a sound plan?

TIA
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:50 AM
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I think that will make it go into constant regen.
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i would start simple..do a draw test and find out what circuit is using power when it shouldnt be....un hook both batters negatives and put a test light in line with the ground and the battery. the light should light up. then pull fuses till it goes out. then look to why its on when it shouldnt be.
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ps dont drive the truck with stock tune and no dpf
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Spoke to Spartan today, They said it should go into constant regen which should make it smoke like hell (Since its dumping xtra fuel and not doing the xtra burn). otherwise it should be ok. So, Im going to drive to the DLR then re flash.... once they are done I'll flash back.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:21 AM
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Ok so here is the conclusion.
Went to the dealer prepared to flash my truck back to stock while there.
I didnt have too. They took it back and found both batteries to be weak. replaced them
and Im done! GOOD JOB G. Ford! Also thanks to SpartanDT for the updated tunes. even though I did have to use them at this point
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how was the ride with stock tune a delete pipes?
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Yea my stock batteries were junk as well, I had to replace mine at about 40,000 miles. The Ford batteries are weak to begin with anyways.
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how was the ride with stock tune a delete pipes?
Dont know I never used that tune. I have it but have not tried it.
I went straight to the 210 tune. and never looked back except
when I have to shake in fear of going to the dealer. but thats not happened yet. (crossing my fingers still)
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Dont know I never used that tune. I have it but have not tried it.
I went straight to the 210 tune. and never looked back except
when I have to shake in fear of going to the dealer. but thats not happened yet. (crossing my fingers still)
What happened with your dashdaq pod? It was a nice design.
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