Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions
Dfuser Eighteen-K Plus Power Module
“the bug that has no cure”
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User Guide
What
Known as the 18K module, this device is designed for 1994-2003 7.3L F-250/F-350/F-450 E-250/E-350 and Excursion
Powerstroke Turbo Diesel Engines as an easy and quick modification. Gain +85HP and 150ft/lbs of torque!, plus
improve fuel mileage, over stock.
The secret to the extra power is in enhancing the signal to the Injector Control Pressure Module (ICP). By raising the
pressure, dramatic gains in power and throttle response are possible. Improve fuel economy by just dialing ¼ to ½ turn.
If you use a chip currently, take it to the next level, you can ‘stack’ this with your chip to improve low-end throttle response
and gain some torque and top end power.
How
This latest design allows more flexibility when it comes to controlling the new found power, when needed. It works with
your cruise control and has virtually no rough idle. Most modification done to these engines vary in nature, and this
design can work for just about every configuration and upgrade done.
Installation Instructions
Pre-Cautions
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Take the time to read and understand these instructions.
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Use proper tools when installing
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Use proper safety gear
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On some vehicles the SES may flash for a second during heavy towing or hard acceleration. This is normal. A
code may be stored in your PCM, and can be retrieved/cleared using the proper Diagnostics Tools. It is not
normal for the SES light to remain on before or after this modification.
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This modification is considered a performance enhancement to your engine management system, and may alter
emissions.
Tools recommended for installation
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10mm socket, or wrench to ground wire under dash
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Flat screwdriver or coin Used to open dash cover
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Small/Tiny flat Screwdriver Used to mount knob on Dial
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Electrical Tape Used as protective covering on ICP connection
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Zip Ties To clean up wiring runs and organize under the dash or under hood.
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Drill /drill bits for drilling hole (Use the locking nut on the knob and toggle to determine the bit required)
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Pliers to crimp the Blue connector to the ICP line
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Installation
Begin with removing the key from the ignition. Remove the Dash Cover Remove the Panel Cover directly below the
steering column by loosening the four catch screws at the corners. A coin, or flat-head screwdriver works well for this.
Ground Black Wire: Ground the unit using the short black wire with open or ring terminal (Figure 1).
ICP Black Wire: Find a location to tap through the firewall. Locate a suitable location to pass a wire through the firewall.
For those with automatic transmission use the clutch port, as the port cover can be easily removed, drilled and replaced.
The wire can be easily passed through it. If you have a manual transmission, you need to find a port nearby. You can also
use the customer access wiring port in the upper right hand corner of the back of the dash.
Route the long wire (Black) through the firewall into the engine compartment, making sure not to route the wire near the
fan belt or other moving parts. This is where your fish tape or clothes hanger might come in handy. Just tape the end of
the wire to the coat hanger or fish tape and pass it through.
Remove the Engine cover (14mm bolts, qty 2) to gain access to the ICP harness. Locate the ICP (Ignition Control
Pressure) sensor (Figure 2). The sensor is located on the top front driver’s side of the engine valve cover by fuel filter) and
it has three wires coming from it (Figure 3). Follow the wire loom connecting to the ICP sensor, find a convenient spot to
tap into it, and separate the loom. Once the loom is spread apart locate the BL/LG (blue wire with a light green stripe) and
tap into it using the supplied 3M Scotchlok ™ (Red) T-Tap Disconnect Terminal.
94-97: The ICP wire color is BL/RD (Blue with a Red Strip, but may vary)
98-03: The ICP wire color is BL/LG (Blue wire with a Light Green Stripe)
Dial Knob: Make sure all your connections are of good quality, that all wires are neatly tucked out of the way of the
brake/accelerator. Using a ¼ inch drill bit, drill a hole in the dash panel, or the fuse panel cover (Just below the steering
wheel) if you wish and mount your knob in that location. It is secured to the dash with the nut already on the dial. (Figure
4)
Crank it up and test this new found horsepower! Start your testing with the dial in the full counter clockwise position. This
is the minimal setting. As your vehicle warms up, add some power by moving the dial clockwise.
General Note
Some vehicles will not be able to use the full power of this module due to variance in the HPOP. Adjust your module
accordingly. Start in the high setting, with dial wide open, and work your way down to insure your SES light does not
come on. Once you determine the level where you SES light is not triggered, this should be your highest setting.
Parts List
Dfuser 18K Plus Power Module, with adjustable dial.
Scotchlok ™ (Red) T-Tap Disconnect Terminal to ICP Harness
Disclaimers
Gauges are recommended. Due to the variances in stock engine and transmission programming, the Module can have
varying results on Exhaust Gas Temperatures (EGT). For that reason we recommend the use of a pyrometer on your
truck. If you choose to not install gauges prior to using your Module, do not use more than ¾ turn during heavy towing,
and avoid spending more than 2-3 seconds at redline to avoid spiking EGT.
Remove all upgrades before servicing or prior to visiting the dealer. This avoids confusion from the dealer who may not be
familiar with these products. These products can also interfere with the normal troubleshooting procedures that are used
in fixing some common engine problems where injector timing and pressure are related. Do not use this product until you
have carefully read the following agreement.
This sets forth the terms and conditions for the use of this product. The installation of this product indicates that the
BUYER has read and understands this agreement and accepts its terms and conditions
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THIS IS A HIGH PERFORMANCE PRODUCT. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Do not use this product until you have carefully read the following agreement.
This sets forth the terms and conditions for the use of this product. The installation of this product indicates that the BUYER has read and understands
this agreement and accepts its terms and conditions
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Dfuser.com and its distributors, jobbers, and dealers (hereafter SELLER) shall in no way be responsible for the product’s proper use and service. THE
BUYER HEREBY WAIVES ALL LIABILITY CLAIMS.
The BUYER acknowledges that he/she is not relying on the SELLER’s skill or judgment to select or furnish goods suitable for any particular purpose
and that there are no liabilities which extend beyond the description on the face hereof and the BUYER hereby waives all remedies or liabilities,
expressed or implied, arising by law or otherwise, (including without any obligations of the SELLER with respect to fitness, merchantability and
consequential damages) or whether or not occasional by the SELLERS’s negligence.
The BUYER is responsible to fully understand the capability and limitations of his/her vehicle according to manufacturer specifications and agrees to
hold the SELLER harmless from any damage resulting from failure to adhere to such specifications.
The SELLER disclaims any warranty and expressly disclaims any liability for personal injury or damages. The BUYER acknowledges and agrees that
the disclaimer of any liability for personal injury is a material term for this agreement and the BUYER agrees to indemnify the SELLER and to hold the
SELLER harmless from any claim related to the item of the equipment purchased. Under no circumstances will the SELLER be liable for any damages
or expenses by reason of use or sale of any such equipment.
The BUYER is responsible to obey all applicable federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and ordinances when operating his/her vehicle, and the BUYER
agrees to hold SELLER harmless from any violation thereof.
The SELLER assumes no liability regarding the improper installation or misapplication of its products. It is the installer's responsibility to check for
proper installation and if in doubt, contact the manufacturer.
The SELLER recommends that the BUYER temporarily remove this product from his/her vehicle when having the vehicle serviced by a dealership or
other service facility. Failure to do so may cause erroneous diagnostic readings or misdiagnosis of vehicle problems. The SELLER assumes no liability
for failure to do so.
LIMITATION OF WARRANTY
Dfuser.com (hereafter "SELLER") gives Limited Warranty as to description, quality, merchantability, fitness for any product’s purpose, productiveness, or
any other matter of SELLER's product sold herewith. The SELLER shall be in no way responsible for the product’s open use and service and the
BUYER hereby waives all rights other than those expressly written herein. This Warranty shall not be extended or varied except by a written instrument
signed by SELLER and BUYER.
The Warranty is Limited to ninety (90) days from the date of sale and limited solely to the parts contained within the product's kit. All products that are in
question of Warranty must be returned shipping prepaid to the SELLER and must be accompanied by a dated proof of purchase receipt. All Warranty
claims are subject to approval by Dfuser.com.
Under no circumstances shall the SELLER be liable for any labor charged or travel time incurred in diagnosis for defects, removal, or reinstallation of
this product, or any other contingent expenses.
Under no circumstances will the SELLER be liable for any damage or expenses insured by reason of the use or sale of any such equipment.
IN THE EVENT THAT THE BUYER DOES NOT AGREE WITH THIS AGREEMENT: THE BUYER MAY PROMPTLY RETURN THIS PRODUCT, IN A
NEW AND UNUSED CONDITION, WITH A DATED PROOF OF PURCHASE, TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS FROM DATE
OF PURCHASE FOR A FULL REFUND.
THE INSTALLATION OF THIS PRODUCT INDICATES THAT THE BUYER HAS READ AND UNDERSTANDS THIS AGREEMENT AND ACCEPTS ITS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS AND YOUR VEHICLE’S WARRANTY
Many of our customers ask, “Will your product void my vehicle manufacturer’s warranty?” While the answer is straightforward from a legal standpoint, we
also want to educate our customers (and aftermarket Consumers) on some industry realities and offer some common sense precautions to minimize
your risk.
Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by The Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your car
and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless they can prove that whatever modifications you have added to your car
actually caused the problem.
While as a consumer, you have strong legal protection with regards to your vehicle’s warranty, there is also a practical reality that different automotive
manufacturers and dealers have greatly varying views on aftermarket products, in particular those that produce horsepower, such as performance
enhancement chips, modified intake manifolds, or aftermarket exhaust systems. There are dealers and manufacturers out there that will use the
presence of a horsepower upgrade to void your vehicle’s warranty. They will do this regardless of whose product you are using. Any aftermarket
company that does not acknowledge this is misleading you.
The bottom line is that while the law protects the consumer and provides for enforcement of the warranty, it is very difficult for most people to hire an
attorney and fight a voided warranty. Dfuser.com recommends that you always disconnect and remove your module and monitor when you take your
vehicle to a dealer for warranty work in order not to interfere with Diagnostic equipment.
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Ground connection (Figure 1)
ICP (Figure 2)
ICP Splice on BL/GR wire (Figure 3)
Dial (Figure 4)
18K PLUS Power Module
Mounting Location on bottom Panel for Excursion
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