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Old 04-26-2008, 06:56 AM
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Altitude Adjustment

Anybody know of a chip that will let you adjust the altitude that your truck is at? I have a 6.0 diesel and was told that all diesels are set at sea level - can get an increase in fuel efficiency and savings if you adjust to the altitude you are at.
Any suggestions?
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:02 AM
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I always thought they adjusted themselves. I know mine ran great going back and forth across the Cont Divide and throughout Yellowstone.
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I used to have a 7.3 and I had a diablo sport preditor for it that had an altitude file, helped a ton when we would get above 10,000ft in Colorado.
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:56 AM
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:58 AM
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The powerstoke has a Barometric sensor to tell the engine at what altitude it is running at.
You may have had to adjust the older IDI's but not the new ones.

Edit: BARO Barometric Pressure Sensor
An analoge device that measures Barometric pressure which allows the PCM to compensate for altitude.

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Old 04-30-2008, 08:15 AM
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Thanks for the info. Looks like I will go with a diablo predator programmer. Just looking for the best way to improve the fuel economy when towing my trailer.!
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SCT is the only way to go with a 6.0
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