Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Robertsdale Al
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03 6.0 driveability and no start issue
Ok I have searched this forum for days and have gotten some answers but not enough to figure out mine. I'll Start at the beginning, bought truck in March after driving a few days noticed temp rising while sitting with the babies in the ac while my wife was in the store, checked water and could not touch with my finger it was full when I did the once over at the dealer, figure that huh, strted checking internet and finding out problems, i bought a 1 piece egr delete kit by sinister diesel I think even though we never saw any white smoke and replaced the coolant tank thinking it was leaking and 3 radiatior caps, mechanic said they were bad the original plus the one I bought now it has the one he bought on it, still not buying that though. It builds a good bit of pressure in the tank. Next I was pulling my boat still losing about a gallon of water a day, I finally put in some hd stop leak that slowed the water consumption, I know that was bad but 3 grand on head gaskets is not in my budget, the motor started leaking oil real bad at the rear. I got to the sensor I found from under the truck and took it to ford 170.00 later I put it back in and the leak was gone, I also noticed that in the morning when cold it would take 3 tries to crank up until I replaced it and found out that it was the ICP sensor, so that has been replaced. I was out of town and my 18 wheeler blew #5 piston so my wife had to come get me from Al to NC she left the house and the Bat light came on, she went to the parts house and had to replace the altenator. She drove abot 25 miles and got on the Interstate and that's when the rest of th problems started, she slowed down for a rest area and the truck Died going down the off ramp.She let it cool and it ran for hours till she got off another ramp and the same thing 5 more times on the way to get me. when she got to NC I replaced the fuel filters, no luck, we drove home and every time we got to an intersection we had to hot brake it or it would die.Now it's been sitting 2 weeks and the dealer said maybe HPOP so I changed the oil with a little heavier weight oil and some Lucas thinking thicker oil wouldn't thin out and keep the oil pressure up. I drove to town and it died pulling into the store waited an hour and drove home to die in the yard. I changed the oil again today because when I cranked it up I had no throttle until it started to warm up, I used 5w30 in it this time and did a motor flush first and ran it abouit 15 mins. After I got the oil changed again I cranked it up and it ran about 3 mins and died. now it won't start up at all no matter how long it sits, I ordered a IPR valve earlier today but now am wondering if I will waste my money when it gets here tues or if the dealer is right about needing the HPOP, no one has Diagnosed it on a computer and Ford wants $238.00 just to hook up and I cant even get it out of the yard I know it is a long post but I figured you needed the whole story, I have only put 4000 miles on it since I bought it and that includes the trip to NC to come get me any advice would be appreciated.Btw I found awater drip coming from the crank pulley so now I'm thinking waterpump on the mysterious loss of water, but that's after I get it back running right.
Last edited by jcarter8968; 11-04-2012 at 05:41 PM.