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Need some help here, please.
I have a (California) '97 F250 4X4 automatic with 230,000 on it. Was throwing the glow plug/ground codes for awhile, so I saved up and ordered glow plugs, the under valve cover harnesses and valve cover gaskets from Tousley. The truck was starting to chug/surge like it had a miss or a big cam when idling (no input on throttle) either in or out of gear; so I also ordered a cps and ipr while I was at it. This past weekend, I installed everything and took it for a test drive. Not sure why, but on the test drive it blew out the turbo pedastal o-rings. I replaced those and while doing the work also gutted the turbo pedastal (was leaking from the actuator) and did the CCV mod. Put it all back together took it for a 20 mile drive. It seemed fine, but I could still feel a little chugging/surging and thought it might be air in the lines. I cleared the codes and was going to drive and monitor it.
I started it up after work today and it was chugging really bad. I let it idle and it died. Was not able to restart it.
My tach and oil pressure gage move, the wts light comes on, there is no smoke coming out of the tail pipe, the fuel bowl is full and fuel pumps out of the shraeder valve while cranking it, the valley in the engine is clean and I am getting the P1316 code.
From what I have read on here, I think I am looking at a new idm. Can I get an amen from anyone so that I can justify spending another couple hundred bucks on my beast? Thanks fellas...