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Wont Start in Cold, shop ripoff

Alright, before you yell at me and say use the search button;I did and it keeps returning general topics.. Anyways, now that its gotten cold here in Maryland my truck wont start unless its plugged in at night. When I tried to start it it cranks, then sputters for about a second then cranks again, Killing the battery fast. But when plugged in it starts right up.. Replace Glow plugs? Took it to a local shop where the truck was worked on before..bad mistake. I already ran diagnostics on it and got the codes. They said it would be 350$$ to run diagnostics on it then they could tell me whats wrong with it.. Oh and they want 650 dollars to do the glowplugs.. any suggestions?? Thanks!

2004 Harley Davidson 6.0 supercrew
-4 inch mbrp turbo back exhaust with cat delete
-4 inch suspension
-35x12.50r18 terra grapplers
-stock 18 inch Harley rims
-15%tint all around
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-2 ten inch Sony x-plods
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What codes did you get? DO NOT replace the glow plugs (or any part) as a preventative measure to try to "fix" your problem. You will only end up frustrated with an empty wallet. Get the diagnostic codes and we can go from there.

BTW, I would start looking for another shop that specializes in the 6.0L Powerstroke engine. Those guys don't sound like they want to fix your truck; they sound like they want to take your money because they haven't got a clue!

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Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
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with a bad glow plug(s) you will get a code that actually turns on the check engine light, DO not have them replaced, they very, very rarely fail on 6.0's, It is possible you could have a bad gpcm but also very unlikely, also you're batteries should not wear down that quickly when trying to start, start with making sure they are good, pull codes and go from there.
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haha yeah i cant just replace them and hope that fixes the problem, I think because im young they thought they could take advantage of me, they gave me several different price workups on random work they said needed to be done... codes:
p0261(cylinder1)
p0267(cylinder3)
p0270(cylinder4)
p0276(cylinder6)
p0279(cylinder7)
p0282(cylinder8)
p0611(ficm mod)

p0341 and p2614 which they said was just from the extended cranking

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-4 inch mbrp turbo back exhaust with cat delete
-4 inch suspension
-35x12.50r18 terra grapplers
-stock 18 inch Harley rims
-15%tint all around
-tuner
-2 ten inch Sony x-plods
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You have a bad FICM. Fix it yourself or send it to Swamps to have it fixed or replaced.

http://www.bscustoms.net/diesel/ficm.pdf

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CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
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that's what I was hoping it wasn't.. Well its 750 then I would get a 350$ core replacement fee so its really not that bad I suppose. I think ill be ordering one soon. Any suggestions on what one? they have a 150$ performance flash also. And how much will it cost to have it put in? Or how hard would it be to do it myself. Thanks for all the help guys! I"m going to school for exercise science not for mechanic school lol so if these are dumb questions, sorry!

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-4 inch mbrp turbo back exhaust with cat delete
-4 inch suspension
-35x12.50r18 terra grapplers
-stock 18 inch Harley rims
-15%tint all around
-tuner
-2 ten inch Sony x-plods
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You can install it yourself. Since you will have to remove it to send it in, you may as well do the install as well. There are three connectors on the bottom of it that are bit a difficult to remove. There's a clip that is designed to hold each connector in place and that clip is a bit difficult to undo.

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2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
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