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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down BullyDog outlook - my story

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)
Regardless, BD 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:

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Yeah not too many people here are impressed with Bully Dog. I guess you found out the hard way as to why.


On another topic, you're just down the road from me, neighbor.
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Thats to bad! Got to hate it when you buy a product and it doesn`t work like they ( maker) says it should! I`m not a BD person!

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"On another topic, you're just down the road from me, neighbor."
I am just down the road. And in Parker quite a bit. Am sure I have seen your rig plowing down Parker Road a few times on my way to work off Lincoln. I have built a number of big jeeps over the years so big trucks w/big tires always grab my attention.
Never was a huge BD fan, this just made it crystal clear as to why.

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Well if I knew what your truck looked like, I'll be sure and blow some smoke your way when I see you :tease
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Well if I knew what your truck looked like, I'll be sure and blow some smoke your way when I see you :tease
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Ranchos, BFG AT/KO-285, Setup for the 33' Fiver
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get a dp-tuner f-5 switch with a quad pod and be dont with it, you'll love the chip and it will look good in a quad pod

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get a dp-tuner f-5 switch with a quad pod and be dont with it, you'll love the chip and it will look good in a quad pod


I've got the exact setup in my truck and it looks awesome.:Thumbup: I painted the bezel on the pod switch black to match my z-series gauge bezels.
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