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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..

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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.. :doh: 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!!:bowfast::evil: 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 :rockwoot:
 

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Just put a chip in it from any of the reputable dealers and tuners on here and you will be good to go. I learned that lesson first hand from seeing all the bright shinny adds saying how great there stuff was and such,( edge superchips). Then I sat down and started reading up on stuff and stopped just buying the so called latest and greatest thing out. Finally just sold off two programmers which paid for my PHP Hydra chip. World of difference. Oh and Welcome!!
 

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Bullydog, that's your whole problem. Rip some poor kid off on craigslist and use that money to get a chip
 

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Yeah jtg, the problem was I wanted that screen to show all my friends how cool I was lol.. I bought the whole line that if it is expensive it's worth it.. Never again without research!! Looking back I can't believe I bought that thing blind but I'm really drawn to that 60 hp tow flash over there at dptuner. And thanks for the welcome!

Lol, I posted it lastnight Bruce!:evil
 

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Yeah jtg, the problem was I wanted that screen to show all my friends how cool I was lol.. I bought the whole line that if it is expensive it's worth it.. Never again without research!! Looking back I can't believe I bought that thing blind but I'm really drawn to that 60 hp tow flash over there at dptuner. And thanks for the welcome!

Lol, I posted it lastnight Bruce!:evil
We would be happy to get you going with a PCM flash.

Feel free to contact me if you need any help.
 

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That awesome my man, I'm gonna shoot you an email now.. Thanks for the message
 

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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..

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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.. :doh: 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!!:bowfast::evil: 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 :rockwoot:
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.
 

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Jeremiah, I'm a little south of AU but pretty close! I appreciate that my man, it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to find a knowledgable soul or mechanic to talk to about these powerstrokes around my town.. It's always, 'well let's throw some parts on it and see if it works'.. Its sad that I know more about my diesel than a ford certified mechanic because I know how to hop on here and do some research.. Iv only had my 7.3 for 2 years now.. Never owned one before.. I told ford to park my truck outside after I had to explain where the ebpv is haha.. Thanks for the comps by the way! It doesnt take long to have wayy too much money sittin in one of these lol.
 

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Well save my contact, And PM me if ya ever need help, like i said, If im down there ill lend a second brain, and I always have my laptop with me, along with my AutoEnginiuity Scan tool hard ware.
 

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10 4 my man.. I surely appreciate that.. I got ya saved
 
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