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Bullet Proof: Episode One-FICM

Bullet Proof Diesel is known for its many solutions to Ford diesel issues. In these next few blogs we will be discussing the top five different components they have to fixing these issues. As to not overwhelm you with a lengthy article we’ll take it part by part. The fuel injection control module (FICM) does what its name implies, but we are here to break that down for you. When the vehicle is started or running the FICM will send an electrical impulse to the injectors. This action controls when and how much fuel is pushed to the engine cylinder in order to keep the vehicle running properly at its prime performance level. When this module begins to go bad it is quite obvious. It will be extremely difficult to start the vehicle, there will be a long crank before it kicks on. The truck will lose performance and see a loss in fuel economy. In addition there will be less than 48 volts of power running through the vehicle. It is imperative to replace the FICM as soon as possible to avo ... read more

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Bullett Proof- Episode Two - EGR Coolers

Bullet Proof Diesel is known for its many solutions to Ford diesel issues. In these next few blogs we will be discussing the top five different components they have to fixing these issues. As to not overwhelm you with a lengthy article we’ll take it part by part. The EGR cooler is a component used to lower the temperature of the exhaust gases that are recirculated by the EGR system. The EGR system recirculates exhaust gases back into the engine in order to decrease cylinder temperatures and emit no emissions. There are a couple main signs that you might have a bad EGR cooler. First, you will notice a significant loss of coolant through your overflow bottle and/or cooling system. This can happen when the cooler is allowing coolant to leak back into the exhaust system and not outside of the engine like it should. Second, the white smoke out your tailpipe can be a sign of a bad or leaking EGR cooler. The white smoke is actually steamed coolant that has leaked and been vaporized ... read more

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General Tips

Tips and Advice - FAQ Q. When should I get my oil changed? Answer: Basic oil and filter change should be performed every 3000 Miles. True Synthetic oil and filter change should be performed every 5000 Miles. Basic oil and filter change with BG MOA Additive every 4000 Miles. (Check your oil level more often with a longer change interval) Q. How often should I rotate my tires? Answer: Your tires should be rotated every other oil change, or every 6000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear Q. Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the recommended interval? Answer: YES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement. Q. What does it mean if my "check engine" or "service engine soon" light comes on? Answer: There are many sensors and computerized components that manag ... read more

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Emergency Preparation

Car Emergency Preparedness Drivers Should Understand Automobile Emergency Preparedness With millions of drivers on the road each and every day drivers never know what will happen when they get behind the wheel. Even the safest of drivers sometimes find themselves in a predicament when they set out on the road for a destination. Accurate Automotive sees countless customers who come in for repairs after getting into fender benders all the way to nearly totaling their car or truck. What almost all of these drivers have in common is that they wish they understood a bit more about automobile emergency preparedness. In a constant effort to provide customers with what they desire, Accurate Automotive gladly offers this article on automobile emergency preparedness. Q. When is the time to learn about emergency preparedness? Is the time to try and figure out emergency preparedness when you are already stranded on the side of the road? Of course not – drivers should really ga ... read more

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