WOW, you've followed, and even been given here in this thread, some pretty bad advice
Palmer, ScanGauge, AeroForce, all not well suited for Real
diagnosis... They are all basic, half/assed, pretenders to the AE (as jesilvas suggests) with more "glitz" than substance. They just use the "generic", easy, stuff. See, how it works is, Ford has all this proprietary code that the aftermarket people have to reverse engineer. It's a Huge, on going, job! Nobody does it better than AE for the money. Plain & simple.
And that's what makes the difference to you & I, the end-users, all that work deciphering the "secret" codes. If it's not done, we get a limited tool.
I know your priority is "Does anyone know what the cheapest tool/scanner
" but sometimes you really do get what you pay for, and for $100 more than what you've already spent you could have 5X the tool. Palmer is really bad. Those guys don't know diesels, and you've been defrauded (use those words with your CC company) by them into believing their stuff is well suited. If you can return what you got from them and get your money back, pony-up the extra buck and get the Only tool you should have had in the first place.....