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post #41 of 47 Old 04-10-2009, 04:37 PM
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i am having the exact same problem acttually just got back from the dealership about 2 hours ago i have a 04 6.0 with 180,000 on it they told me it was the ipr (injector pressure regulator) but not sure checked everything else as wel as replacin filter icp sensor to

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I say you all need some reflashing done!!!! When i took my truck to the dealer i had to tell them to reflash my FICM Fuel Injector Control Module to fix my problem it costs 85 bucks in FL. The truck i had would start ok and run like crap till it warmed up.

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Hard starting dies on road

Well Back near Christmas 2008 that was the problem. You fellow powerstroker's said take it in for the reflash. I called up and had that plan in mind. After about two hours the tech told me to get a loaner and go home- "it is going to be a while” While they had it the replaced the PCM (Power Control Module). That unit is on the driver side next to the battery. Also replaced was the ICP sensor (not sure what that is). The EGR (exhaust gas recirculator) was also replaced. It must have done the trick. I went on an 800-mile trip averaging about 67 miles per hour and got 16 and 17 miles per gallon. That is up from twelve miles per gallon! Hats off to Ford, the only automaker in the USA not begging for a handout- they fixed the truck better than new. The dealer did not charge for the reflash either.

A little advice from this site: powerstrokehelp.com has made me more confident about my 6.0. Bill also has some great suggestions on how to care for your 6.0. It is just to bad his shop is in Georgia. I live in Ohio. My truck started and ran fine all winter and is still running like a scared rabbit.

I am still using Wix filters as I have for the past 25 years in everything I own. There was no mention of Wix filters by the dealer as any part of the problem or a contributing factor. I thought Wix might be a problem after reading some of the threads posted here.

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I love my 06 pwrstroke, I just got it back from the dealer. they replaced all sorts of parts. It made no difference when starting it up, no white smoke, which is good. At the dealership there was this man with a 2006 f 250 diesel that was telling me that he replaced 2 turbos, alternator and battery. The sad part is that his rig has only 26,000 mi Man I would really hate to get rid of my truck
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re-flash & 10w-30

seems crazy, i know, but the thinner oil does work. i had the same cold start issues with my 04 6.0 with 62k miles and a re-flaswh from the dealer (about $100 bucks) and moving from the 15w-40 to the 10w-30 fixed the problem. has to be the high pressure rails above the in jectors. i have 2 injectors going bad but the oil make a day and night difference.
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Since its started snowing already and the OAT keeps dropping I'm going to bump this.
I have an 03 6.0 that is causing some problems if I don't plug it in at night. I haven't had any cases where the truck wont start yet but it is getting harder every day. I am running 0W30 Syn so the oil shouldn't be an issue. It was changed ~600km ago. The truck smokes a lot on start-up and is very sluggish until fully warm. It also has a very bad shake when operating ~1300-1700 rpm until warm. Is this an injector issue? If so does anyone have a good supplier of stock injectors in Canada?
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Since its started snowing already and the OAT keeps dropping I'm going to bump this.
I have an 03 6.0 that is causing some problems if I don't plug it in at night. I haven't had any cases where the truck wont start yet but it is getting harder every day. I am running 0W30 Syn so the oil shouldn't be an issue. It was changed ~600km ago. The truck smokes a lot on start-up and is very sluggish until fully warm. It also has a very bad shake when operating ~1300-1700 rpm until warm. Is this an injector issue? If so does anyone have a good supplier of stock injectors in Canada?
Not sure what OAT is but a guess is Outside Average Temperature. Any way Ford had some trouble with the 03 diesel 6.0L. It could be injectors dripping if it smokes at startup. Hard starting could also be the glow plugs. Have you owned it since new? Did anyone ever put a chip in it and work it hard? Are the heads leaking? I suggest a site called powerstrokehelp.com. I personally would not use 0W30 in anything I own. Not an old clunk or a new $50,000 truck. I do use synthetic oil in everything I own. Rotella 5w40 synthetic is what I use. Maybe the 0w30 oil is too thin to drive the injector pump. Get rid of that oil. If it is that cold in Canada, plug it in for an hour or so before you drive it.

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