Ford canít help
WHAT to do?? My 04 F-350 6.0 is giving me fits, local diesel shop just takes my money and throws parts at it with no results. The ford dealer about the same! I tow 29 foot bumper pull camp trailer and a small bike trailer behind that; at first I was unable to pull my 17 foot fishing boat over a short mountain pass. Had the EGR cooler, fan, fan clutch and radiator
replaced as per diesel shops recommendations? Didnít help the dealer told me my injectors
were dripping and that would also help my MPG to. Not! It was suggested that the PCM was bad because the fans still didnít kick on. I changed the PCM, and for the first time I heard it kick on when pulling my ďtrainĒ into the hills, worked great for one trip. Along comes the deer hunt3 months later and guess what happened again on the way up with just the camp trailer! Yep with no warning it goes from normal to HOT the radiator cap explodes and blows my anti all over. And now with no fans again I canít even pull the grade empty. I have removed the big wide worthless tires, slowed to 40 MPH and it still over heats! And fans again not running!!
Iíve read some about removing the fans, or the E-fan but didnít find the how to, or what to do. Or a decision on if it is good or bad thing to do. I have dumped ten grand into this thing in less than a year!! I canít do it anymore. If the diesel aint bad enough to do the job I will go back to my 77 390 it did it just fine. Whatís wrong?
Update: I have downsized the tires, 6" catback exhaust, air intake, 6 radiator caps LOL, thermostat, Ihave installed a ScanGauge and here is the results
bad info to start. the first numbers are after warm up before rolling out of the driveway the second after I returned except the EOT the 218 was at my turn around
I went about 15 miles R/T empty flatbed 7.5 miles caring a jeep back in cool city driving about 50 degrees, never got a fan and blew all the anti AGAIN!!
CVI / 4.96 --4.96
DTC / 1---0
EBP / 15.3 ---15.7
EOT / 184 ---218 ---213
FMP / 48.5 ---48.6
TFT / 166---157
VGT / 79
FIA / 91
LOD / 33
MAP / 12.8
LP / --0
FWT / 197