F250 Tune Up.

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 00:41
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The WOW! Factor.
I imported a Superchips tuner for the F250 after hearing glowing reports claiming better fuel economy as well as improved performance.
This tuner module also shows the Ford fault codes should you experience a problem.
This device would have saved me a lot of angst when my F250 started to misfire from time to time.
The service agents in Broome, Kununurra, and Katherine were unable to locate the fault as they had no instrument to read the fault codes.
After limping in to Darwin it was found that the cam timing sensor was faulty, a 10 minute repair. (After the part arrived)
Had I been able to give Ford the diagnostic fault code then they could have sent the part to Broome.
For remote area travelers one of these instruments isn’t a bad investment.

Performance.
Standard 7.3 diesel 175kw, 684nm.

There are three enhancements available through the Superchips tuner.
Tow mode, may tow max permitted load. 227kw, 884nm.
Low Tow Mode, max 2,700kg tow, 242kw, 921nm.
Hi Performance Mode, no towing, 257nm, 955nm.

Take 5 minutes to re-program the effie.
Went for a drive with tune set to max this morning.
Thought I was back in my speedcar days.
Power increase was staggering and the tranny shift points changed accordingly.
Quicker sharper gear changes.

Now to have some fun with the Cruisers, Patrols and especially the "Rangie Brigade"

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Reply By: Bushtracker - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 02:47

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 02:47
Sounds like fun Bob....

I heard from the "ole U.S.A" you could boost the Horsepower to 300 with the Chips. But I really sat up to take notice when I saw one in action here at BT, changing the performance with an onboard computer on his dash!! Varied his fuel mileage as well, in favour..... Very impressive!

I can see you now, on the Hunt, for the Hoons!
Maybe a Copeton Bushtracker Drag race is in the cards...

Count me in for the "truck pull", my "Witto Twuck" would be a shoe-in..
Cheers, stg

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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 07:16

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 07:16
You didn't mention what the costs were for the Superchip tuner, Bob..
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Follow Up By: Turist - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 18:22

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 18:22
Brian the cost was US$377.00 delivered by post.
That converted to AU$499.00 at that time.
Local specialist suppliers are selling them for around $1,200.00 so it pays to import yourself.

Mine came from http://www.portadiesel.com/

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Reply By: Aussie Bush Ghost - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 04:12

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 04:12
G’Day Bob,

Interesting info regarding the higher performance of the F250.
Whilst on our last stint just east of Deepwater in January, a friend of my Sister called in, and he has a Ford franchise (or dealership) in a large provincial town in NSW.

His comments were very similar to yours, and added that everyone without exception that they demo a unit to, has bought one. (I gathered that they import them, themselves).

I queried him about the continuity of warranty with the change, and his comments were that Ford (to void a warranty claim) have to be able to prove that what has been changed on the vehicle has caused the failure of component in the claim.

He also made the comment that its pretty easy to change the settings back to original.

Bob, does any documentation come with the unit. Eg., enough to enable a not so technical person to operate the unit.

I really like the idea of being able to read the fault codes anywhere…… I reckon, that’s pretty good insurance too.

Sounds like your next trip is going to be interesting too.

Bob & Louise,
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Follow Up By: Turist - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 04:33

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 04:33
Hi Bob.
The documention is good. Step by step instructions but so simple that once you have done it you don't need the book.
The tuner actually guides you through the process by asking what you want to do on the screen.
Takes only a few minutes to revert to standard and no one knows.

I am presently driving around on the lowest power upgrade, the one to use when towing a heavy BT.
The performance improvement is very noticeable.
The transmision shift pattern is better and I seem to have lost that little bit of converter slip most effies have under heavy acceleration.

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