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post #1 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
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'06 Drinking diesel like crazy

First post, so please take it easy on me. My 06 6.0 is getting some pretty bad economy and I am having a tough time starting it. It started out as hard starts in the morning, but now is doing it even when the engine it's hot. The damn thing runs rough a hell until it's hot also.
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Search for the FCIM, sound like yours is going

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I hope not, can I get that flashed, along with the ecm? I'm powerstroke retarded. My last truck wasn't a truck at all. I had a 2007 Jeep Wrangler with a full manual 4BT and 700R4. The only other motors I know are the International IDI 7.3'a and Cummins 12 valve's. If I sound a little slow, it's because I'm playing "knowledge catchup" haha.

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i would say ficm... but i have not seen ficms cause hot start issues... i have however seen icp issues cause hot and cold start issues. i'd suspect an icp leak, icp is just a fancy way of saying high pressure oil used to open injectors. do you have access to a scan tool for monitoring pids? i should be posting an in depth post on icp here in the next few days as i notice alot of people have a hard time understanding exactly why it acts the way it does.
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Sounds like injector o-rings or injector cups or something of that nature.

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I'm taking the truck down to the Auto Craft center here on post today. New issue popped up this morning, I smell burnt oil. They have some super-duper-scan-diagnostic computer that I can use for free.
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could be injector cups actually, but do you have fuel in your coolant? i'm still voting icp for the win
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No fuel in my coolant. It is my injector pump! Yay, the most expensive component it could be ... Aside from a new motor.
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ha! icp was right for the victory woot woot
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I am glad you find pleasure in my pain. I will be crying in the corner ... for what it's worth.
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