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2003 6.0 F-250 idling rough then complete loss of power.
About two weeks ago my truck started running rough, (1st week of December, I can find the exact dates if needed). Anyway, I drove the truck today and it has started shuddering/bucking even when warm and has a complete loss of power. The truck is stock besides FICM work and it was checked three weeks prior to this happening.
The clip below is another post I made here explaining what happened.
I am beginning to think I got some **** fuel and clogged up the fuel filters, glad it was only a quarter tank though.
I guess I'll explain a little better....
Friday night - Ran my truck to my cousins to babysit, had about 1/4 tank of good fuel where I normally fill her up at. Got done babysitting around 12pm friday night (Technically saturday morning) and went to put more fuel in, my normal stop was closed so I went up the road to a truck stop and put $33 in (1/4 tank) to get her home, this bumped me up to right under 1/2 a tank total (1/4 normal, 1/4 truck stop).
Sat I drove the truck to a party and parade, I was romping on it all day and most of the night and it ran fine, didn't give me a lick of trouble, burned out just under 1/4 tank. (so back down to just over 1/4 tank)
Sun - Mom asked me to run about 3 miles up the road to grab something for her, let dad drive and he floored the F**K out of the truck going up a hill about a minute after he cranked it up. This pissed me off pretty bad. (1 for revving a cold diesel, 2 cause I'm paying for fuel)
Anyway, we got where we were going and I hopped out to toss the stuff in the bed, I heard the truck rev up for a second ( Just a blip of a second) and then the truck idled way down (I thought he had shifted back into drive waiting for me to get back in the truck) and when I walked to my door he asked if the truck was smoking, sure enough a wisp of black smoke came out of the exhaust, not a bunch and no force behind it, just a wisp.
But I jumped in and he said it feels like it's camming, and sure enough it felt like it had dropped maybe <100 RPM's and it's enough to make the truck shake while it is sitting there, not enough to be a major PITA but enough to notice and it kinda effect you. I have owned it for three weeks and it has never done this, and it's still doing it (I have not driven it since sunday though)
On the way home we took another route that has a 55mph straightaway, the truck felt like it was responding funny but wasn't missing and went from 35-80-something in no time and didn't think twice about doing it (The truck was warm at this time so I don't think it's stiction) And the FICM was JUST checked and repaired before the truck was purchased, it has a bad fusable link and was either repaired at Rudy's or another trusted shop (I have had my trans done there multiple times in my other truck, and when I say multiple I mean two times because my old truck lost R, 1, OD, then my dad *cough* pulled a overweight trailer and f****d up my trans, which they nicely and generously replaced a day before Christmas with an aftermarket clutch pack even though I was out of warranty)
I am going to replace the filters and fluids when I have the time and money.
End of quote.
The truck was not driven for two weeks (as stated above) and I checked the WIF seperator today and attempted to check the EGR. The fuel was clean and the Egr was stuck so I could not remove it. There is no smoke except for the initial puff on the first startup of the day.
Do you guys think I got bad fuel and need to change fluids and filters or did I maybe mess something up? I will monitor it as soon as I can but right now I need to get it running good enough to at least get it to a shop.
I will provide any other info I can..
2003 Ford F-250 6.slow w/240K
4" Turbo back exhaust
XDP coolant filter
315/75 BFG MT's on American Racing rims
And way more time and money invested than its worth