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I'll be checking it in the morning on the way to work. Regardless of what it is, I'll be doing the egr delete and new oil cooler in a week or two. 172,000 miles, bought it a few weeks ago.....dealer installed new turbo and 2 injectors, as well as a handful of other misc items. I have the whole service history from the dealer that worked on it since new. The egr cooler and oil cooler at this mileage makes me nervous. I aquired all the parts I need, just waiting for the right time to dive into it. Other than a rough running issue last April, which resulted in teh new turbo and 2 injectors at the dealer, the only other issues the previous owner has had was the pinion seal and needing brakes, both also replaced at the dealer at 160,000 miles. Seems to have been taken care of according to Fords maintenance schedule.....runs beautifully.
I do my own wrenching......these are way to expensive just in parts to have to pay the labor rates to get anything done. I have a '86 VW diesel, 360,000+ miles on it, rebuilt it 2 years ago....and that crowd's biggest fear is a bad injection pump. The only expensive item, around $600. Injectors can be had for $50. No computer, no electronics, and 52 mpg on the highway. Although it's useless or hauling anything, and quite gutless.....it gets the wife and I to Vegas, 1000 miles away, for a mere 20 gallons. This is my second Powerstroke, other one is the 7.3 in a body that is falling apart. Neglected by previous owner, rust issues. 461,600 miles.....as far as I know the heads have never been off it. I baby it at this point. Still runs great, and if it lasts until summer I'll pull the motor, rebuild it, and find a different body for it. Between the two, I prefer the 6.0. It 'feels' like more power, and generally more fun all around.
Last edited by rdezs; 12-24-2012 at 08:27 PM.