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Severe Surging

I don't know what the problem is as of right now. How ever I am really hoping my investment with auto enginuity will pay off later today. As I had severe surging, check engine light came on, and I think I lost a couple cylinders. I believe it is related to injectors. Or it is a fuel supply problem. I will keep you all posted with what I find out later today. I did make it to work though.

With my chip in the stock setting, I was getting 15psi of boost and my egt's were up around 1200 all the time. It was dark so I could not see if there was a severe cloud of black smoke or not. But I am thinking I may have a couple injectors that were just dumping fuel into the cylinders.


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good luck! hope its not too bad

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first thoughts are UVC or fuel, have you fueled up lately?


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i know on my 7.3L i was having issues with one dead cyl every now and then thru the day. i thougth it was a inj going bad. talked to local diesel mech and he laughed and said it was the wire plug in the valvecover. so i just told him to fix it. he had a harnisse made to check and he was right. the inside female plug clips broke and let the plug move just a bit. this allowed the wire to spark some and work but other times. with new plug it runs great.

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I think ford makes a little wedge for this?

Edit : here you go http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/7-3...r-harness.html

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i know on my 7.3L i was having issues with one dead cyl every now and then thru the day. i thougth it was a inj going bad. talked to local diesel mech and he laughed and said it was the wire plug in the valvecover. so i just told him to fix it. he had a harnisse made to check and he was right. the inside female plug clips broke and let the plug move just a bit. this allowed the wire to spark some and work but other times. with new plug it runs great.

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Yeah, that happens all to often, Happened to my truck once, and just fixed a friends truck. run a buzz test with your autoenguity.


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Yeah, that happens all to often, Happened to my truck once, and just fixed a friends truck. run a buzz test with your autoenguity.
Yepper gonna do that as well as the cylinder contribution and scan for codes.


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My truck was surging at 1500-1800 rpm and i had 3 injectors bad on my 05 6.0. It didnt have any codes stored when i checked with my programmer. The dealership couldnt get it to show up on the computer with the truck warm either. I let it set at the dealership all night and had them do a cold start with the computer hooked up to get the problem to reoccur. 3 Injectors cost me 1500! Replaced
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Ok buzz test states, cylinder #1, 3, 5,7 failed. The whole passenger side bank is not firing. After talking to Scuffy, he advised me to pull the valve cover and check the uvc. So that is where I am at right now. How ever I need to get my truck to my house which is 12 miles away. So I am working on the logstics of that right now.


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Ok buzz test states, cylinder #1, 3, 5,7 failed. The whole passenger side bank is not firing. After talking to Scuffy, he advised me to pull the valve cover and check the uvc. So that is where I am at right now. How ever I need to get my truck to my house which is 12 miles away. So I am working on the logstics of that right now.


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oh yeah, thats a harness issue. i think that side is the easiest to get off too.


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