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Old 10-07-2007, 10:49 AM
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Hi,

I'm driving from Philadelphia to Austin, TX. I stopped in Raleigh to pick up a car on my trailer. On the way here, I was using a lot of oil. I had to put in about 4-5 qts at the end of a 350 mile run. I didn't realize it was that low and I had good oil pressure.

It had a less severe leak in the past. I used the Engine Restore product then just because it had 225k on it. I didn't use it to cure the leak but it happened to stop it until this long run. About 2 mos ago I made a run from Philadelphia to Detroit and back, around 1200 miles with almost no oil consumption.

So when I got to Raleigh I pourted in a can of the restore again hoping to at least slow the oil usage until I got to TX. In about 4-5 miles the truck quit running. When I first fired it up it was behaving badly with less power and when I put it in 5th gear, it wouldn't accelerate at all. Dropping back down a gear it would run normally.

After the offramp it quit totally. It wasn't a gradual sputtering, it shut off like I turned the key. I tried several times to restart and it didn't even try to fire.

I'm getting about 100-200 rpm on the tach when I try to start it so I guessed it isn't the cam sensor. I have fuel pressure from the tank. I changed out the front fuel filter. I changed the oil to drain out all the goop thinking it might have f'ed up the HPOP. Still nothing. Checked all the electrical things like fuses and sensor wires.

So I'm stuck here in Raleigh with a dead truck and no ideas. Can anyone offer any advice or just a good mechanic in the North Raleigh, NC area I can take it to? I really need to get back on the road. Though I prefer to do my own work, I'm not ashamed to hand it over to an expert to get me back running.

Thanks for any help, advice or encouragement.

-Peter
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:53 AM
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:03 AM
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there is a big dealership up there in Capital Ford Capital Ford - Raleigh - Service

then there is Cross road Ford
http://www.crossroadsford.com/

i have heard good and bad stuff about them but as far as any privat shops in the area dont know any i live about 1 hr south and at work to day and got a job to do tomarrow but i will look to see what i can find
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:12 AM
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Any other info on the truck such as any mods you have would also be helpful for the techs on the site.
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Thanks for the info Firefooll. I'll give those dealers a call first thing in the AM if I can't make any progress today.

No mods to the engine. Just one of the tuner boxes that taps into the ICP that I disconnected just to be sure that wasn't the problem. I've had it on there for about 6 mos without any issue.

-Peter
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:41 AM
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If you're dumping that much OIL I'd bet its your HPOP O rings... they're cheap and easy to do yourself with a few wrenches. Give me your number or call me 443 553 9234 and I'll help you rule that out.
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:42 AM
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well Scuffy, a Ford mech and member here has a shop in Winston-Salem NC, PM him..

here is a link to PM him, GL

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/members/3416.html
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:44 AM
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Hold on, are you using oil... like burning it... or are you dropping oil... missed that the first time I read it.
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