Hey y'all how's it going?
Well one week ago today I got my truck's gaskets, oil cooler, ficm, yada yada yada fixed for a grand total of $4200! Sweet! Now I'm broke! But that's not really the point here...
Drove it since and it's been running great. Though after today trying to get a couple cool photos / videos (which I did get) I parked on the side of the road and I noticed it loping and sounding weird. I noticed I was low on fuel so I thought maybe I just needed to add some fuel and $50 and half a tank later still the same problem.
So now I'm really thinking "Sh*t, there's something wrong here." I get it home and I pop the hood and there's a slight knock coming from the passenger side of the block. Sounds like its right up front but I mean how can you really tell without ripping the truck apart, AGAIN.
When I had my heads checked out they checked out flat and crack free, but shaved .008". From what I read that is still safe and also with them being on the truck before I had it fixed for months with no issues I decided it would be foolish to spend $2500 on new heads. Maybe that was a bad idea. My gut feeling is a valve/piston kissing because of clearance issues but it's just so weird that it happened after months.
My other thought was an injector problem but I'm not getting any codes. Though of course when my FICM was bad I wasn't getting any codes either so I have a feeling maybe my DTC and stuff is like disabled? Is that even possible?
The injectors looked good and 3 of them were new when we had the gaskets done. Turbo was cleaned and it still builds boost but the truck is kind of a dog now, but it doesn't smoke anymore than the occasional puff you can expect with the SCT Tuner I've got on it.
What are your guys thoughts? I'll try to get a video up here tonight if not tomorrow.
I'm absolutely broke now and cannot afford to put anymore $$$ into this so if this truck is gooched because of the valves/pistons etc. it's either A) Getting sold to an idiot or B) Traded in on a cummins. I seriously love my powerstroke to death and I know 6.0s are great trucks once they're maintained and fixed but I just honestly cannot put this money into them. You guys know how good cummins engines are it's the just the dodge they go into. I found one that I really like though so who knows.
Anyway I appreciate any and all help I can get!
EDIT: HERE IS A VIDEO