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05 ford f350 diesel been in and out of shop (dealership) for

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05 ford f350 diesel been in and out of shop (dealership) for over 3 months. spent over $7000.00 , had in in about 7 times, never lasted more than 1 day. driving along and engines bogs down, sometimes had to pull over. problem was intermitten, they replaced all injector and glow plugs, lasted one day then injectors went out. got it back lasted one day. they replaced fuel pump, lasted one day, they replaced fuel gauge float in tank, lasted one day, then oil pressure gauge would drop to zero, they said it was ok, just gauge malfunction, got it back lasted one day, sent back to shop, they kept it three weeks, said they drove it a bunch with no issues, drove it one day, truck bogged down and died, oil pressure gauge dropped to zero, when restarted big puff of white smoke came out. drove home, oil pressure showed ok.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

Hi Im David. you getting any check engine light? has anyone of these yoyos bothered doing a back pressure test of the exhaust system?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
check engine light came on, forgot changed all glow plugs also, that was first trip in
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

is the check engine light still on?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no, don't know what they checked
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

any way you can get a full report of what was accomplished? thatwould be very help ful so i am not doing things theyve already done.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have receipts can get tomorrow
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

ok, sounds good. let me know

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
0k
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

an update?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
hve receipts
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
29 june, glow plug, nozzle asy, element, connection a, tank asy, radiator overflow,,,5 july, nozzle asy, kit o ring, hose asy, core, starter motor, pump asy, 21 july, sender asy, sublet
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

holy crap....the dealership has no frickin idea what they are doing.......

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

replace the ficm and icp

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

hows it going?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
ficm being replaced, haven't picked up truck and driven yet
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

cool. let me know how it goes.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
picked up truck will have to drdive for at least a week to see if it is fixed
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

ok, how did it drive on the way home though?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
good, but has done that before
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

ok well keep me updated

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
truck started missing today, off and on, did not bog down as bad as before, my son said it would do this before. I don't know if related to other issue
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

ok, im going to opt out and let another tech chime in. new brain cells help alot of the time.

Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 months ago.

Is it missing and bogging down under load on the hiway, any noise coming from under the hood when it bogs down?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No load any speed no noise heard does not bog down just feel jerky miss
Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 months ago.

How does it start when hot, any smoke?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Don't think so
Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 months ago.

Has the EGR valve been replaced?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Don't think so this time did five years Ago
Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 months ago.

Do you know if they ran a power balance test on the engine when driving it to pinpoint which cylinder is misfiring?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Don't know
Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 months ago.

Another thing they should check is the fuel pressure under load to make sure it stays at 55psi or higher.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok will call them tomorrow
Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 months ago.

Let me know what you find out.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Will do
Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 months ago.

Thanks

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