Howdy all, I'm new to this forum but have been around FTE and PSN for quite some time. I've been having some problems with my newly acquired truck and quite a few guys on those forums directed me over here for assistance.
So, lets get started.
A little back story:
I bought this 2001 F250 Super Duty XLT Lariat ECLB with a 7.3L powerstroke diesel, 4r100 auto 4x4 with 307k miles on it. The engine had a intermittent knock which sounded to me like an injector. With a rebuilt 4R100HD, clean body and new front axle, I thought it was worth the $2000 I spent on it. Drove it home and got to work.
Engine ended up needing a ton of work. Block bored 30 over with a sleeve put in #8. Replaced both heads as the originals were cracked. Replaced all 8 injectors with a good used set (120k on them) and swapped to a cam that wasn't pitted. Sent in my HPOP and had it terminated (T-500).
Fast forward to this past Monday:
Got the engine set in the frame and primed the entire system. Started after a few tries but ran pretty rough. Sounded like it was running on 4 cylinders and I had to keep it to the floor to keep it running. After 5-10 minutes it evened out and ran decent. Still sounded a little off.
Went out Tuesday morning to start it. Crank Crank Crank Crank...no go. Checked all the systems and everything was up to snuff. After an hour of crank and rest, it finally fired. Ran like crap and once again had to keep it to the floor to keep it running. Ran rough enough to shake the entire truck until 5-10 minutes passed and it smoothed out. I then drove it to town to try pushing the air out of the oil system. Put on ~30 miles.
This morning I went to start it and it was the same story as the day before. This time I checked it a bit more thoroughly. HPOP reservoir was full up to about 1/2" from the threads at the port. Pulled the ICP and the oil rail was full. Checked the fuel bowl and it was also full. Plugged in my SCT Livewire and checked for codes. Nothing showed up except a P0541 code (AIH delete code).
This has me at a complete loss. I almost want to say that the "good used" injectors are faulty, but it kinda sounds like an oil issue? Something isn't right and I'm out of my league here. Wishing I had AE right now to do a buzz test. Any help is greatly appreciated.
I also have some video. Got these just after getting back from that ~75 mile trip. As I mentioned, something is a little off that I can't put my finger on...