Chip - F250

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 00:11
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I have been thinking about a chip for my 2004 F250(7.3L)
Has any one had the experience. Any good. What does it do to fuel consumption?

Barrie
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Reply By: Dusky - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 01:55

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 01:55
Barrie,

Review Turist post ID 1376 dated 18 feb 05.

Dusky

83 days to delivery of new toy
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Follow Up By: TripnTaps - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 00:04

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 00:04
Hey Dusky,
Nice to see the countdown....81 from today!!!

Cheers,
Helen
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Reply By: Panna Trackers - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 05:53

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 05:53
Barrie
While you are thinking of installing a "chip" spend a lot of time researching what you are getting. There are a lot of them out there doing all sorts of different things, from the very basic ( more fuel hopefully go faster) to the top of the range that look at the total go package. Some of the cheap chips can lead to higher Exhaust Gas Temperatures which in a deisel engine working hard can be turbo killers or worse.
Suggest you do some serious research on what you will be getting for your bucks before you commit.
Trevor
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Reply By: DonandJoan - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 22:34

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 22:34
Barrie

I have a Superchips unit which allows the standard program to be dowloaded from the ECU and one of 3 replacement programs to be reloaded (+70, +90 and + 110 horsepower). I have been using +70 which does not limit towing capacity - +90 has a limit of 3 ton and +110 does not allow towing. With this unit you do not have to touch the ECU (no chip required) and the standard Ford program can be reloaded in a couple of minutes. The unit also allows the fault codes to be read from the vehicle computer.

I am delighted with the +70 program and am getting more torque at lower revs and also improved fuel consumption (17.5l/100k). My vehicle is a supercab 6 speed manual and so I cannot comment on the changes the replacement programs may have on the auto transmission change points etc.

These units are available in Australia but I bought mine over the internet from th US for about 1/3 of the price and did not have to pay any import duty.

Don
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