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Old 09-13-2013, 10:47 PM
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Runs Rough After Oil Change????

I brought the truck into Ford last week to get the oil changed. Everything went well, I drove home and parked it for the night. The next day when I went to start my truck, it ran extremely rough until warmed up. I let it sit and checked the oil level and it looked overfilled. I brought it back to the dealership and they said they drained about half a quart out to get it right to the fill line. Now, my truck is running rough randomly. Sometimes at start up, and other times after it's warmed up. I'm noticing a loss of power while it's running rough but it's intermittent. Is it just coincidence this started happening right after they changed the oil, or could something have gotten messed up in the process? Prior to bringing it in, it ran perfect. No hesitation, stutter, etc.

I'm going to bring it to them tomorrow but I can see them trying to charge me an arm and a leg to diagnose the problem. Any suggestions would be great, thanks guys,
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:49 PM
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Update your sig to help with the diagnostic process. What is your FICM volts... Seems most likely to be your problem. Hopefully you have some sort of a monitor, no 6.0 owner should be without one!
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Thats why I always do oil change on my own. Sorry to hear about your truck.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:36 PM
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Sorry for the slow reply. My FICM was replaced about 6 months ago and it tested good at 48 volts. My phone isn't letting me update my sig but its a 2004 with 170k, studded, and cat/muffler delete. Other than that, bone stock. No monitoring equipment yet, all my money has gone into my house remodel lately. Normally, I do all maintainence myself but it's actually about $5 cheaper to have the dealer do the oil change and I don't have to worry about recycling 15 quarts of oil.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:01 AM
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Next thing to check is icp volts and IPR %... Maybe your IPR screen is getting plugged. Is the truck hard to start cold/warm? I'd get a monitor otherwise you have no warnings for your oil cooler getting plugged up. Also, any trouble codes come up?
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:20 AM
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is it smoking upon this start up... like blue smoke not diesel smoke
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:08 AM
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No smoke at start up.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:45 PM
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got to be the ficm
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:33 PM
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I'll test it again but it seemed to be fine. The truck is only running rough for the first few miles until it's fully warmed up. After that, it doesn't seem to have any problems. I know my batteries are good so what could cause 2 FICM's to go bad in 6 months?
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:21 PM
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Making the truck run like crap until warm is a what the definition of FICM low voltage...
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