now that I have your attention
After reading these forms for months, I decided it finally time to join and hope that somebody can please help me figure out whats wrong.
Truck: 1999 F350 7.3 power stroke, with the ZF6 and I think it's an April build date.
Problems: hard if not impossible start, smoking so bad it burns your eyes, and intermittent stalls from which it's won't always restart
New parts: Long block in 2004 by previous owner, 8 new injectors & glow plugs buy us ( ran AWESOME for about 3 weeks ) New turbo and pedestal, new ignition module( stopped the ignition for always being on), new cam position sensor, new glow plug relay and new valve cover gaskets.
What we know: cylinders 5 & 6 fail that balance/contribution test and it's not the injectors.
I know the ICP data is erratic, when it's unplugged we get the default value of 700psi but it still runs like crap.
EPB value seems suspect but I have no idea what a valid range of values are.
None of the IDM harness feeds appear to be grounded, and all of the switched grounds read open. the pin 26 ground had very high resistance, which we corrected and it still won't start.
After sitting all winter the truck refuses to start, we gave it some either and it popped but won't start, it sounds like it wants to start but it just won't catch.
Please help me figure this thing out. We are to far in to it to give up but we don't want to put in an HPOP or IDM to still have a crappy running truck .