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Old 02-26-2013, 08:25 AM
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V8 6.0 Fuel Issues Lemon???

I have a 2004 Ford Diesel E 350 V8-6.0 Turbo, with 165000 miles on it. I have had it serviced recently for routine oil, Trans filter, brakes and coolant flush, the shop mention the coolant was low and dirty. After the service the van is a rough start, some white smoke when I start and for the 1st few minutes of driving, long shifting times from gear to gear. Now the 2 issues that stand out are the rough start and idle for the 1st little bit, and the hesitation when I accelerate early in the drive cycle, then the hesitation will be more noticeable when driving at a faster speed when I accelerate. I have replaced the ERG cooler Valve and crankshaft sensor, 10 months ago, and had the transmission had been reprogramed. I have always seemed to have issues with the shifting, slow accerlation, but once the truck warms up the shifting is smoother, and is slow to get up and go. I don’t see white smoke other than the start up after its been sitting for a while, but the rough idle and hesitation in accerlation, has me concerned. What areas should I be concerned the fuel filter (changed last year), injectors or any other ideas? I would like to keep the Van, but have invested lots of $$ just concerned if I should keep it or move to a gas van.

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:39 PM
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The shifting problem is characteristic of either a failing ficm or more commonly bad injectors. The van simply isn't making enough power cold to get up to speed quickly enough.

Seriously though if you've never put injectors or a ficm in it you're probably due for everything. It's not worth the hastle to replace 2 or 3 injectors in an econoline, just get them all at once
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