So, first day on the board, thought I would share my recent BD
experience. I have a 4 position chip(off, 1 2 3) in my 01 F350. I bought the chip from my mechanic when he traded in his 01 for an 07. The chip has always worked great, at some point I will find out what exactly it is. I recently purchased a 33' 5th wheel and wanted some better monitoring of my rig. I purchased the bulldog outlook monitor. Installed it last weekend, pre-turbo EGT, plugged in the MAP sensor etc. etc. etc, followed instructions exactly.(wasnt really impressed with the quality of the unit or the material. Connectors were falling off as I was assembling, button was falling off the monitor)
says on their site and in their literature that it works with most every chip...well, maybe. I did learn that the ONLY thing this monitor can do is watch the EGT's and boost. period. I called BD
to ask WTF as I couldnt believe I just paid $350.00 for a EGT and boost gauge. The "Senior Tech" told me that it must be my chip....ok. Then I asked him why the "service engine soon" light kept coming on then fading off? again, my chips fault. Ok.....so then why did the transmission all of sudden starting shifting like a dog, no passing gear(foot to the floor, no workies). and the motor was just dogging bad., No power at all. Guess what...the tech said it was the outlook monitor and my chip contending for control and I needed to buy the BD
downloader to make it work. I asked about the statement on their site about it working with "any aftermarket chip" --> "The Outlook Monitor offers universal compatibility with all diesel chips, performance modules and tuners"
, he said, well, I guess not your chip.
Long story short, my diesel shop is taking the outlook back..not necessarily knocking BD
, I am sure some people out there are really happy with them. Me? Not so much......... :thanks:
01 F350 "The Bus"
Long Bed,Crew Cab, 4x4 Super Duty
AFE Stage 2, AFE 4" Exhaust, Powerslots, Hawk SuperDutys,DP-Tuner F5 and sweet tunes, Autometer pod
Ranchos, BFG AT/KO-285, Setup for the 33' Fiver