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post #8 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 03:17 AM
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Re: Bulldog GT problems

Originally Posted by Strokinstrong View Post
Alright, after surfing around here for over a year I knew it was time to join.. Figure I would go through a few of my woe's.. First off here she is, 99 7.3 f350
Mbrp to homemade stacks, cold air intake, aluminum foil door lock fix, 3" leveling kit, grill/headlight conversion, bulldog, fuel regulator upgrade from diesel o rings and bulldog tuner..

Alright, after I installed my 600$ , yes SIX HUNDRED dollar bulldog gt tuner I got a unwanted lope on deceleration.. Then a nasty shudder in cruise control going downhill, a horrible miss shortly followed when pulling off from a dead stop and a loss of fuel mileage.. So I carried on to try and fix the problems.. Dropped the tank twice looking for clogged socks or a deteriorated boot, replaced several fuel bowl filters, removed fuel bowl and cleaned with no lee-way, tried bb mod and it got worse, upgraded to aftermarket regulator with no fix.. Next I tried the synthetic oil which was a waste of time.. I replaced the cps with no luck. Checked the voltage across the glow plug solenoid and it tested good.. Paid a 'ford certified' guy to test the fuel pressure, clean the fuel lines and drop the tank again for another WASTE of 500$$!! Finally took it to ford for a 2000$ bull#### quote of it needing a PCM because of a memory loss code because of the tuner.. So, now that I am considering selling the truck a friend tells me that his dad had bad luck with a programmer on his 7.3.. I proceeded to my truck, uninstalled the programmer to find my truck running like NEW again!!: I contacted bulldog 3 times with no answer or return of email.. I read that a 'universal' tuner is #### but opted to get it because if the cool screen.. Maybe this will help some other poor soul like I save time and money if he is having issues with a programmed 7.3.. I'm lookng at other options now, like sending my PCM off and having it directly programmed.. Sorry for the long post but I figured I'd cover it all at once
You live in auburn? Im down there all the time, Id be happy to help ya if im in the area with any future trouble shooting. Sharp looking truck.

-06 CCLB 6.0, studs, heads reworked, studs, dummy plugs, stand pipe, updated stc fitting, egr delete, 6.4 banjos, blue spring, New oil cooler, 40 FICM, stage 1 powermax, and Looney Wild, 4 inch exhaust
SOLD-1996 f250 4x4, ZF5 with BASB and 175/100s
-2002 F250 4x4, auto, ECLB, CAI, CCV mod, Dp-Tuner, air heater delete, 4"dp, billet 38R
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