Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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OK guys... my 6.0 will start up fine in the morning, but this problem has been progressivly getting worse. As I drive it during the day and it gets hot, then park it.... then I go back to start it back up it takes a while to start. Well this morning after PT (im in the army) I went to jump in my truck... and now it wont start at all. Just cranks and cranks and cranks. Nothing. I was thinkin about going back and changing the fuel filters, or something.... I dont know Im stuck. I wanna stay away from the stealership........ just wondering where to start.
Being an '06 model year, it sounds like you have a high pressure oil system leak at the STC fitting and/or the dummy rail plug(s) on the high pressure oil rail(s) have torn the lower o-ring(s). Having this problem will give you the exact symptom you describe. You can change your fuel filters if you want, but this will NOT fix your problem.
May I also suggest you refrain using the term "stealership" in your posts, in the future, since the very people you are seeking help and information from will more than likely be "stealership" employees like myself (see my signature). FYI, if you are less than 100,000 miles this would be covered under your diesel engine warranty with a $100 deductible, which sure as hell beats having to pay the retail cost for this repair.
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Ford Diesel/Senior/Master Tech who placed 2nd overall in Ontario on the Fix-It-Right-First-Visit score for 2010
....who works at a dealership that now employs SOME half decent looking female employees since they overhauled most of the administrative staff
....but STILL loves hot women with big boobies
....and STILL hates working on E-Series with 6.0L