DP F5 question - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-22-2014, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
The Great Oak
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: S. Florida
Posts: 44
DP F5 question

If I were to unplug the digital push button part of a DP tuner does it return it back to stock or do you actually have to remove the chip to return it back to stock? Thanks
027.3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-22-2014, 11:44 PM
PSN Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Oakdale, CA
Posts: 2,472
Re: DP F5 question

Depends on what tune you have in Position 0. Most chips we sell have No-Start in Position 0, but some customers opt to have Stock put in Position 0. When you disconnect the switch, it automatically goes to Position 0.

The only way to return back to true stock (programming on the PCM) is to remove the chip from the PCM. Even our Stock tune is still an actual tune coming from the chip.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
The Great Oak
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: S. Florida
Posts: 44
Re: DP F5 question

Oh ok. I have a tow tune from a SCT programmer in my stock PCM. The programmer was stolen so its stuck in the tow tune. I picked up a used F5 chip with stock/80econo/80tow/120 to override the sct programmer that's in the PCM. I pulled my 23' camper roughly 7500lb loaded and on the 80 tow tune, I hand calculated only 8.5 mpg! I was thinking about making the return trip on the stock/SCT tow tune and see what,if any difference there was. If you know what I mean?
027.3 is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 01:38 AM
POWER Junkie
 
PSD POWER007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 319
Re: DP F5 question

I was told that when you unplug the switcher that the chip stays in whatever position that it was in when it gets unplugged.

2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 4x4 7.3L Powerstroke Forged
Irate T4 BASB, DIY Tymar, Full Force 180/80's, Adrenaline HPOP, Driven Diesel RR & banjos, Magnaflow TBE, GH tuned Hydra, 05 Harley's w/ HID conversion, Edge Insight CTS2, RiffRaff BRV & coolant filter, 20" Black Moto Metal, Dieselsite boots, JLR valve body, 6.0 trans cooler, ARP's
PSD POWER007 is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 12:04 AM
PSN Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Oakdale, CA
Posts: 2,472
Re: DP F5 question

Quote:
Originally Posted by 027.3 View Post
Oh ok. I have a tow tune from a SCT programmer in my stock PCM. The programmer was stolen so its stuck in the tow tune. I picked up a used F5 chip with stock/80econo/80tow/120 to override the sct programmer that's in the PCM. I pulled my 23' camper roughly 7500lb loaded and on the 80 tow tune, I hand calculated only 8.5 mpg! I was thinking about making the return trip on the stock/SCT tow tune and see what,if any difference there was. If you know what I mean?
What mileage do you get while unloaded?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PSD POWER007 View Post
I was told that when you unplug the switcher that the chip stays in whatever position that it was in when it gets unplugged.
Not with our chips. Once the switch is removed, it will always default to Position 0.
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
The Great Oak
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: S. Florida
Posts: 44
Re: DP F5 question

[[email protected];4247194]What mileage do you get while unloaded?


Unloaded around town regular stop n go driving, Ive hand calculated 13.2 in the 80econo tune. With my 23' camper in 80tow, I checked it going up and coming back. 8.426 we went 245mi using 29gal of diesel.
027.3 is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
The Great Oak
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: S. Florida
Posts: 44
Re: DP F5 question

I just wanted to add I did a solid 65-69mph at around 1800rpms the entire time, also I'm in south florida and drove north to the city of Dunnelon, so mostly flat with no real steap grades to speak of.
027.3 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 11:23 PM
PSN Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Oakdale, CA
Posts: 2,472
Re: DP F5 question

13.2 is pretty low if you are driving conservatively. How many miles are on this truck and it's main engine components (injectors, HPOP, etc.)? Also, when was the last time you changed your fuel filter?
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-30-2014, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
The Great Oak
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: S. Florida
Posts: 44
Re: DP F5 question

Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
13.2 is pretty low if you are driving conservatively. How many miles are on this truck and it's main engine components (injectors, HPOP, etc.)? Also, when was the last time you changed your fuel filter?
'02 f250 SWCC leveled on 33's w/149,000mi. Im not sure what gears are in it but at 70mph its dead on 2000rpms. Engine is untouched other than 4" turbo back exhaust, tymar filter, hutch/harpoon mod and a WW1. Oil and fuel filters are changed every 5-7k miles. 22-23 psi boost
027.3 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-30-2014, 03:05 PM
POWER Junkie
 
PSD POWER007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 319
Re: DP F5 question

That's about the same mileage that I'm seeing with my current set up. Everything maintained as it should be. Both empty and and towing numbers are down 2-3 mpg from the stock set up tuned with a WW2. Same driving style as before.
I know it should be better.

2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 4x4 7.3L Powerstroke Forged
Irate T4 BASB, DIY Tymar, Full Force 180/80's, Adrenaline HPOP, Driven Diesel RR & banjos, Magnaflow TBE, GH tuned Hydra, 05 Harley's w/ HID conversion, Edge Insight CTS2, RiffRaff BRV & coolant filter, 20" Black Moto Metal, Dieselsite boots, JLR valve body, 6.0 trans cooler, ARP's
PSD POWER007 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome