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Old 11-02-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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What tuner are you using, and how would you rate it?

I'm looking at getting a tuner to improve the MPG on my ford E350 2001 diesel quigley, but I'm confused since every tuner manufacturer claims that theirs is the "best".

So I thought I'd start a poll on here to see which tuners people are using, and how they'd rate them. If I get enough responses I'll periodically compile and post the ongoing results. At a minimum, please post the year, make, and model of your engine, any mods, which tuner and program you're using, and your level of satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with it.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:50 AM   #2
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Re: What tuner are you using, and how would you rate it?

Dead stock, no tuner.

Use a ScanGauge to monitor fuel consumption and change driving habits.

Keep speed around 60-62 mph.

16.63 mpg over 96K miles.

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Old 11-02-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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5-Star Tuner, I rate it five out of five. Great support if needed.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:14 PM   #4
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Re: What tuner are you using, and how would you rate it?

I know you're asking folks who have tuners but from what I've heard and read there are a few pros and cons to running one in a van. Unlike a pickup, most of the cons are heat related with the 6.0 being stuck in a cramped space. Some of the other cons are over powering the engine. Seems most so called engine experts suggest having somebody who knows tunners actually set up a program for you. I do think there is a place for tuners in our engines but for now, I'm stock and it will stay that way until the warrantee is up. Maybe after that provided I decide to do some of the Bullet proofing of the engine before hand. YMMV

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Old 11-02-2011, 06:27 PM   #5
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Re: What tuner are you using, and how would you rate it?

The 7.3 in your 2001 is a different beast to what most are talking about here, not sure what to suggest. But the warnings are for the 6.0, the 7.3's seem to take HP increase very well.
FYI, I have an SCT tuner with stock SCT tune on the 6.0 since it's the only tuner that you can delete the EGR warning light with, I picked up 3~4mpg with it, no extra heat in the water/oil/trans temps or EGT. But I do think the MPG I picked up is mainly due to the better trans shifting and TC lockup, which is something you can't change on the 7.3 with a tuner.
While I believe SCT it the best options for a 6.0 from everything I have read, I don't think that's true of the 7.3. You may want to ask in the forum below since many have 7.3's in vans, and some very highly modified. http://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/f14/
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