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wife is up north and truck gave out and 6 weeks to get the truck in at a shop

Hi guys i have a 2003 ford f350 6 liter diesel and what the problem is my wife is way up north and today when she started the truck she was driving for abought 15 mins and got the truck up to normal running temp 188 and she came to a stop and she said it sounded like the truck had a diffrent sound wasnt the normal sound. She decided to keep going and as she was going up the hill she said it was loosing power. When she got to the top of the hill and let of the gas pedal it stalled on her. She tried to start it but it just turned over and didnt fire. She left it for abought an hour and went back and the truck fired up. She looked at the temp after she fired it up and the truck was cold again. She started to drive again for abought 15 more mins and the same thing happened again. she is in a remote community and there is only one shop and they are backed up for at least 6 to 8 weeks. I am thinking about flying up there to check the truck out. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT COULD BE CAUSING THIS. WE HAVE NEW HEAD GASKETS IN THE TRUCK,APR STUDS,EGR DELETE AND A SCT LIVEWIRE TUNER. WHEN I GOT HER TO CHECK THE CODES THE ONLY 2 SHE PULLED OF WAS PO603 AND P0275.

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You my friend could have a high pressure oil leak internal to the engine such as a torn o-ring etc... This is the most common cause of this type of fault. With the code you pulled I would also check the FICM output voltage and the wiring harness. Are you seeing any smoke, If so what color? What is the status of the oil, coolant and fuel? Try not to make a start up attempt on low or dead batteries as this is a well known FICM killer. Good Luck.

P0275 (Cylinder 5 Contribution Fault). This could indicate a loose or broken rocker or bent push tube on cylinder #5. Very possible a faulty injector as well.

p0603 Internal Control Module Keep Alive memory (KAM) Error

No start t-shooting guide. Troubleshooting a No-Start condition

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