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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-09-2013, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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FICM 48v or 58v?

What are if any the disadvantages to bumping my ficm up to 58v? Ive read a few cons to doing the upgrade but I wanted to hear from my fellow PSN members that might have some technical insight.
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Re: FICM 48v or 58v?

the ones ive seen have had noting but peoblems, they like to eat injectors but thats just what ive seen with the 58v ficm
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Re: FICM 48v or 58v?

My truck has a Swamps 58vlt FICM, that the orig owner had installed. It is at 162k+ and just replaces #7 injector last week. Testing the FICM, it puts out 54-55 volts during key, starting and then idling. I have used archoil 9100 and has HSS in it. I cannot give insight on bow the truck ran before the Swamps FICM. From my reading OEM injectors start going out between 150-200k miles. Truck runs great and starts easy in cold weather.

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Re: FICM 48v or 58v?

I myself would go with 48 volts but that's me.
I have heard it does start better and is better when cold.
Just seems to me another 10 volts=more coil heat every cycle?

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Re: FICM 48v or 58v?

350k on my 04 with the .58v ficm and so far not one problem. I'd recommend doing it. My fuel mpg increased slightly, starts much easier in cold, I'm in Canada where it is stupid cold for 6 months out of the yr. -40c before windchill. And that is my snow plow truck. I got my from g&j diesel in billings mt.

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Re: FICM 48v or 58v?

I heard and it makes sense but it came from a Ford engineer that the main disadvantage of a 58V is with the added voltage. You can expect added electrical wear on the injectors.

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Re: FICM 48v or 58v?

I'm a big fan of the Bullet Proof Diesel selectable one. I have been running it on the 53v setting for almost 2 years. I have had the truck since new and it's still on its original injectors it has 160k on the clock and like 3900hrs. Crisp starts and good performance from what I have seen.

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Re: FICM 48v or 58v?

I'm not an electrical expert but at work when they modify components such a solenoids they often boost the voltage and this actually reduces their amp draw and its my understanding that its high amps that build heat.


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Re: FICM 48v or 58v?

x2 for swamp's FICM 58v.

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Re: FICM 48v or 58v?

radioflyer....x2 for Swamps? explain please?
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