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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-02-2010, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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Tuned FICM

Just installed my tuned FICM from Eric. Truck has been sitting for about a week in cold weather (teens at night, 30-40 during the day). The question i have is after the install should the truck be hard to start? The truck is running after 4 long cranks (30sec).
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-02-2010, 06:33 AM
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Rough cold starts have proven to be normal for trucks with a FICM tune.


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Thanks paintrain. I thought i saw that somewhere on here but couldnt find it through the search.
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Re: Tuned FICM

When you get your FICM flashed eric takes out the heat inductive flash and that's why it starts like that. I am pretty sure that's what its called. I put rev x in my truck and it starts a whole lot better so you might wanna try that.

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Re: Tuned FICM

Just use synthetic 5w40 next oil change. made a bigger difference then adding rev-x to regular 15w40. Cheaper too. Mine would barely start with eric's ficm tuning and less then 50 degrees.

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Re: Tuned FICM

Thanks for the info! I just changed my oil so i might use some rev x until next time, then use 5w40.
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Yea i also use Valvoline extreme 5w40

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Re: Tuned FICM

i have the same problem with similar temps. I just plug it in with a timer. if it comes on about 30mins to 1hr before I plan to take the truck it starts right up.

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my truck has been cold starting like crap and chugging white smoke for about 30 seconds until warmed up running a tuned FICM. The rest of the day it starts normal though. I am running 15w-40 now, but almost always run 5w-50 sysnthetic. Will be switching soon to see if that helps.
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Re: Tuned FICM

I believe PHP adds the inductive heat flash to tuned FICMS. Not 100 percent sure thought they did. I might try that out someday.

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