Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Due West, SC
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Had enough! 6.0 going down hill fast.
This truck has me on whits end. I deleted the EGR system 2 sundays ago. Time and Money are my worste enemies, besides the truck that takes my time and money. Friday I went to help a buddy out. The 1.5 mile trip to his house was fine, and no issues. When I went to start up and leave I notices a kind of (loping) whistle sound coming from the exhaust (03 with straight pipe). It usually has a real nice steady whistle. I put her in reverse and she stutters with 2 very small joltes that I noticed, but my girl friend didnt. She got out on the road, and felt, and for the most part sounded fine. About 4 miles up the road, I stopped at a stop sign. The truck "felt" fine, and the engine sounded fine, but I could slightly hear the huffing, lope sound in the whistle. It didnt seam to get worse, and either I got use to it, or it got better.... Saturday morning, the first thought when I woke up was to go see how she does. She fired right up, and got to the end of my driveway with the faint signs of the day before. I pulled out onto the highway and started her off easy. She spit and sputtered a little, and was rolling some nice black coal. I run an edge attitude with juice, and had it on "mileage" setting. I went about 3 or 4 miles and the smoking was easing off, and the sputtering wasnt noticable once you get going. Just take off, and stopping? I parked her and let her cool off to start putting my hands on every plug I could. Well she took to sick the next fire up. She cranks right up everytime. She always have a noticeable sputter of loping sound. She hasnt blew anymore smoke, and has not had a major loss of power until today. She did not move from her spot after the first test drive yesterday. I tested the FICM and it is good. I notice that when you crank the truck that the oil gauge is down like always, then comes up about 2 seconds of running just like she always does. That is when the sound starts? Today was also the first time I had anyone in the truck while I was under the hood. I am not a mechanic, but a broke guy trying to wing it. When the key was turned to the run position all the normal stuff cycled. Then around the fuel filter was a hissing, and pumping sound for about 20 extra seconds? Im not sure if that is normal or not? Idk where to go from here.
04 F-250 03 Turbo, Edge attitude/juice, Straight pipe turbo back, EGR delete, ARP Head studs, Warren Injectors, Airaid intake, Blue Spring still lacking fuel pressure, Annual fuel pump replacement, 54V FICM, a whistle that turns heads and makes them run for cover and lots of other dollar here dollar there items. Lots of chrome, level kit running 35's. Electronics - Whelen Vertex LAW's (X10), Whelen ION's (X10), Whelen HHS2200 siren/controller and some nice wattage in the tunes department.