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Old 06-01-2012, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tony Wildman Chip Problem

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I have installed a Tony Wildman Chip in this truck. The Truck is a 1995 F350 7.3 Power Stroke with a 5 speed standard. The Truck has 310,000 Km and is in fantastic condition. When the chip is not installed the engine runs great with no problems at all. However, once I plug the chip in, the truck romps as per the attached video. If I rotate the clicker on the switch to the High Idle position hence increasing the engine RPM the engine will stop romping and will settle down to its proper idle rpm once I return switch position to any other position other than high idle. My other alternative to stop the engine romping is to push the throttle down to increase rpm for approx 1 or 2 seconds and then let my foot off the accelerator and the engine will settle down and the romping will stop. Once I have the truck idling properly which takes all of a couple seconds the truck will drive proper with no further problems. If however, I shut it off and then immediately re-start the engine the truck will romp and I have to go through the same sequence to get it to settle down again. I have swapped out the Fuel Control Unit but the truck continues to romp immediately after the start. We have just installed a new fuel pump but the truck continues to romp. Does any one have a fix or suggestion for this problem. Thanks for your comments.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you called Tony?
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Sounds like your chip is in the "extreme" position. Try it on another setting. Why injectors do you have?
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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They are stock injectors. The truck romps on every chip setting ... except for the high idle ppsition. A mechanic friend of mine says it needs more fuel ... to turn up the idle ... can I do this with a 95 7.3. Can i turn up the idle?
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They are stock injectors. The truck romps on every chip setting ... except for the high idle ppsition. A mechanic friend of mine says it needs more fuel ... to turn up the idle ... can I do this with a 95 7.3. Can i turn up the idle?
No, you can't turn up the idle, but Tony and change the idle rpm by adjusting the chips programming. Pretty much the only adjustment you can do is the fuel pressure. Check the pressure at the schraeder valve on the drivers side of the fuel bowl. You want it to be 55-60 lbs. If it's less, you can pull the regulator and shim the spring using a BB (or something similar).
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Just got my new Wildman chip in the mail as well, it too romps at idle in every setting at start up for a few seconds, now my truck wont run at all with the chip installed
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Are you positive that you got both sides of the pcm connector perfectly clean before plugging in the chip?
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I sent the chip back for a reflash. Anxiously await it's return.
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I got my chip back today with the reflash and the truck has stopped its engine romping problem. So ... Here is my conclusion . You cannot install a chip tuned for an automatic transmission into a Manual truck of the same year without a reflash to change its computer tune. It took 2 months for the chip to return with the reflash. It was a long wait but I am happy for the new tune.
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I got my chip back today with the reflash and the truck has stopped its engine romping problem. So ... Here is my conclusion . You cannot install a chip tuned for an automatic transmission into a Manual truck of the same year without a reflash to change its computer tune. It took 2 months for the chip to return with the reflash. It was a long wait but I am happy for the new tune.

That's correct, the tuning is different for auto's & manual transmissions.

Glad you got it worked out!
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Atleast your problem was resolved I installed 1 of tony's 6 position chips last oct left 3 messages never got a return call. My issue is in any chip position my glow plugs do not come on anymore.
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Just so you know and it's not an excuse,Tony's daughter is ill and he is buried.

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That's an interesting comment because my glow plugs don't seem to be working properly either. I just thought I needed new ones. This new problem has begun immediately after installing my re flashed trip. Will it correct itself if I pull the chip out?
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If I pull the chip out they work like they always did before.
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