Hello all I am new to the Powerstroke nation. I have been here for some time reading the threads but now am in need of HELP!!!!!!!!! lol....I have had my 04 (later year) for about 1 1/2 years. Ran great never a problem, my first diesel. about 2 months ago it started bucking and jerking when I let off the accerleration with black smoke, outside of that still ran and started fine, push back on it no problem. Got up 2 weeks ago turns over no start. Towed it to Ford Dealership and below is a description of what I got.
Codes P0262, P0271, P0277, P0280 and P0603. Fuel pressure volume tested good, relative compression test showed random cylinder weak. Injector test showed Cylinders 1,4,6,7 Electrically defective.
Checked FICM wiring and after wiggling harness codes would dissapear. accessed FICM found wires had been spliced on Main engine wiring harness. Repaired engine wiring harness under FICM and replaced FICM harness. Re-tested and no codes set when cranking but no start. relative compression test showed cylinders, 2, 4, 6, 8 weak.
Removed left side glow plugs and performed manual compression test. Found Cylinders 6 and 8 very low.
All PIDS that are required for engine to start are normal. Could have faulty injectors along with base engine concerns causing low compression. "Nothing else follows"////////// $1350.00 for what was done and the truck still does not run...FYI they did say by spaying Starter fluid in it, it did run for about 30 seconds and quit.
The mechanics recommendation is a New Long Block to the tune of $14,000.00. I am having it towed back to the house today. I am mechanically inclined and willing to tackle this issue a step at a time.
Any and all input is definitely appreciated. Does anyone think with the information above that I am in need of a new motor. ooouuucchhhhhh