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No worries and Patrick offers good thoughts too. The Check Engine light is a reference to what is happening but often records the side effect of the issue. Say this was a high pressure oil issue. Just because the PCM records a weak injector or low oil pressure doesn't mean that it isn't a IPR, ICP, LPOP, HPOP, blown injector o-rings, bad harness, ect,ect just an example, not likely what you have going on...yet). Knowing the code helps pointing us in a direction is all. Since the light goes away it is also not likely an emissions issue. With that I'm thinking small and working my way up.
You only mentioned the truck stalling once. Is that normal when these things are happening? You don't mention if your truck is chipped, is it? Rule of thumb around here is to first pull the chip and drive it again. Next is to swap CPSs and see what happens. The cam position sensor is a know failure for these engines. Ford sells them in the range of $30, auto store closer to $20 but these engines really prefer Ford or International parts to generic auto stores.
I'm hoping that we are chasing two separate issue as apposed to one. This is why I'm having you chase the easy stuff first. In my mind the only thing that would cause both issues at the same time is a HPOP on its way out. This would also explain the power gain with consistent throttle pressure (best way to see that is with a scanner) or a wheel bearing on its way out. You didn't say anything about slight pulling to the side so I'm going HPOP.
Keep you eye on eBay for a MT2500 or MTG2500. That a K2a key, OBDII connector, and a '99 domestic diagnostic cartrige w/"diesel insight" or a cartrige for '01 or newer is all you need. If you are savvy enough you can get this and more for less than $150. Do not pay more than $225.
-'97 Mini Monster
-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank
-'15 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4
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