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Sounds just like the early symptoms of my 2004 F350 6.0L. It finally lead to a no start. I suspected the FICM was flaky. After trouble shooting it myself for a while, I finally got a mechanic at the dealership to check it out with their scanner. It was a bad FICM. My truck has 101K miles. The mechanic said the smoke was due to the injectors firing during the exhaust stroke. The Ford dealership here quoted me $700 for the FICM, $300 to install it, and $100 for the latest Flash, plus sales tax. However, I have seen remanufactured FICM's on the internet for $375. I plan to install it myself to save the $$$. Then, I'll take it to have it flashed. By the way, if it is the FICM, I was told these have a 100K mile (or 5 year) powertrain warranty with a $100 deductible. I'm checking into that now. If it an '06 or newer, I was told the warranty is 100k mile (or 8 year) powertrain warranty with a $100 deductible.
2004 F350 4x4 Dually King Ranch
Last edited by DirtyEC; 04-23-2010 at 12:09 PM.