After a few hours of reading I'm ready to ask....
but first some history.
My 95 7.3PS I got 1000 kms ago is not running right now.
A month ago I went and started the engine up and as I was walking away (cold in AM) the engine rattled and shut off.
Getting into the cab the Service Engine Lite is ON.
Turn off key and restart engine runs fine for most part BUT does give me SES lite a couple times that day.
Then before I can determine my issue the E4OD trans lets go.
One AM slow going into gear and then after a day or so of that nothin'.
Well not nothin' just no fwd no reverse.
Neutral works fine ;-)
So $3000 later I have movement again AND the SES lite is indicating intermittently.
When the lite goes ON the engine lopes like a bad valve in a gas engine and rattles. It has almost no power and barely enough to make an incline at slow speed.
This happened yesterday (Christmas so that makes sence) I was driving and the engine lite came on.
By decelerating the lite sometimes goes off sometimes slipping to N and then reving to 2500 clears the rough running and upon decel the lite goes out.
Putting back into gear sometimes the lite will come on as soon as I apply any load to the engine.
So simply accelerating causes the engine to stumble, rattle and severe loss of power.
A few pulls over to roadside and restarts the lite is out but upon acceleration slips into the lope mode.
Eventually things settled down enough that I left it idling for a few hrs while attending xmas rituals.
Ran all day in driveway fine but as soon as I'm out on road the stumble lope begins.
It does have a leak on rear of valley. Fwd seems dry.
Rear can be Turbo I read but this is fuel thats dripping off rear pass side of engine.
This is not a leak I can see so it may be a line under the pump.
I have not pulled the codes and while I have looked at the Actron 9145 scanners I am reluctant to spend $$ on a tool today when I'll likely need that $100 for a part.
Question is which part?
I'm a fair decent gas mech so I can probly change the part - I'm wondering if anyone has any insight for me before I get started.
Today the lite is on will not shut off nor will it easily start.