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Unhappy rough idle and low boost

My 05 F-550 started to sound funny idleing last night and having some what low boost mainly around 10-15 all the time. So today i changed the fuel filters and it made no diffrence. No fluids are low or leaking any where. Also it seems to studder when i start out from a stop. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.
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It could be a couple things, but I'll list them in most likely order:

1 - VGT Vanes Are Stuck/Otherwise not functioning. This can happen when your truck sits for any extended period of time, idles a lot, or you just baby it, and don't exercise the turbo. You need to run the crap out of the turbo every once in a while to keep it clean and functioning properly.

Solution: Pull and clean the turbo, check all connections, and the vane solenoid. Not too hard, just takes some time, search the forums for how to do this, there's guides with pictures and everything.

2 - FICM/Injector Problems - See the Injector link in my signature for information on this

3 - High Pressure Oil System problem. Check your ICP and IPR pressure.

My bet is on #1 though.

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If the engine is misfiring or idling rough it will probably be an injector issue. Most of the time if the engine feels rough or idles rough it will be an injector or injector wiring issue..
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changed the number 8 injector and it def runs better seems to run a little rough still on first start up
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