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First Diesel (Truck)
Been lurking here for some time... Got the Excursion ~6mos ago. When I test drove it I was so worried about running stuff over. Haha. Now I can rip around no problem. The truck has 142k on it. Not being used to the truck / 6.0 I think in hind site there was an injector bad when I got it... I didnt know.
Ended up having a balance test done that proved a bad #4 injector. 1 injector, 3 glow plugs, a glow plug module, oil filter cap(long story, make sure yours is correct SIZE), and a MAF pigtail (wires pulled out due to strain on it from a K&N filter/box)... Since then its been a beast. I love this machine. Worth all the headaches, pains at the pump, and nights staring in the engine compartment in wonder. My wife and kids love it too. My son refuses to go anywhere in the Jetta (diesel TDI) now.
Questions: I'm wondering if the truck had any tunes as when we got it I was seeing 18 hwy and 14 cty. It seems after a month or so when I noticed the injector that things went downhill.
Now that all is fixed I am seeing 13 around home. This is stop and go up and down county roads. Thinking I may want to get a tuner to help w/ MPG.
2004 Excursion 6.0 Limited