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Never expected this so early from a new to me 2005 F250...
Well, as the title states, it's a 2005 F250 6.0 that I bought in April of 2011 with 68,000 miles on it. Not to mention that I stole it at the price and overall condition. Everything from then up until now has been perfect. Religious care, 30,000 miles without issues, and NO major issues until now. All the way through this issue I have had ZERO signs of a check engine light or any awareness that there was a problem. I started experiencing a hard start in the morning. I was informed I had a bad alternator and 1 of 2 batteries being low. The alternator was changed, the low battery was charged overnight and everything seemed okay. In the following days I noticed the truck could be idling in park and if you gave it throttle to about 2,500 rpm it would bog down and blow white smoke but it never did this while it was driving on the highway regardless of speed. At that time we checked the FICM and it was going as low as 43 volts while running. I pulled the FICM and did the solder fix and was able to get it back to the 48 volts I was told that it needed to run at. At that point, the truck seemed to start better, however, I noticed that after it was warmed up there was a hellacious "knocking" sound that resembled the sound of a lifter from the passenger side. I took it to the dealership and they returned with the diagnosis that almost all the injectors were bad. So I am now faced with one of 3 options. I can have the dealership replace the injectors at $3000.00 and ultimately take a loss and see what else happens with this engine for the next "???" years. I can trade it in and rid myself of the problems, while taking a loss on trade in value, that has already been told to me, or I can try to fix it myself through chemical treatment (if possible) or replace all injectors. I am really at a loss. I can't believe Ford would utilize a "computer" in a vehicle that would NOT trigger a check engine light. I guess I really don't know how long this has been an issue with this truck because all the reccomendations I got from dealers was to change where I got diesel. Ford really stuck it to the customer on this one by NOT having some sort of warning system that would tell a customer to take it in for a diagnosis. The truck just turned 101,000 miles.
Last edited by rhillman75; 11-05-2013 at 06:22 PM.