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Threw P088 code- needs new HPFP
I have an 09 SRW CC lariat. I was towing an 11000lb fifth wheel through North Carolina. DPF was deleted and I was running the gearbox z dpf r economy tune. Everything was going well until I went to accellerate to pass a very slow moving vehicle. All of a sudden, truck de-fueled, and I could not make over 20lbs boost. For the next few hours, the problem kept re occurring. No CEL. Limped truck and camper to campground in Virginia. Once I was set up, took unloaded truck for a ride. All seemed ok. I thought it was weird, but maybe something was wrong with the computer and it had reset itself when I restarted the truck.
Next morning, took family out and about 15 minutes into trip, same symptoms. No power, boost limited to 20psi, and de fueling. Took family to campground and went in search of Ford dealer to help. While enroute, finally a CEL. I thought that at least I could find out what the problem was. First two ford dealers told me there was nothing they could do, even though I was now stranded hundreds of miles from home. Third dealer I tried got me in. Code was p088. Fuel pressure too high. Dealer confirmed that HPFP had gone bad and found metal shavings in fuel filter. Luckily, nothing else was found to be wrong. Cab off job in progress, hopefully will have truck back by Monday. $2500 to fix. I am just three months out of warranty. Not sure if the cause was bad diesel or not, hopefully I will find out. Dealer I ended up at was very accommodating and the tech that was working on my truck said he has done quite a few of these, he said I caught it early before any injectors went bad.