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$60 TOW, $120 Diagnostic, $1365 to tear into +++ 50 psi on hpop
2005 F250 4x4 with 140,000 miles. Never a issue until a week ago. Truck developed a oil leak about 2/3 rds the way back on the passenger side of the engine block. A few days later the truck died going down the hi way. It will crank but not start. I had it towed to the closest ford dealer. Cost 60 dollars for the tow. The service writer told me it would be a 120 fee to diagnose the problem. Theservice writer called today and said the truck had 50psi where it needs at least 500 psi to fire the injectors? A few on this site said they think it is the sct fitting. The service writer said that may well be the cause but that he would not know until he got into it. They want $1365 to tear into the truck and see what the problem is. The 1365 will go toward labor but not cover all the labor if i understood the service guy correctly. I am not thrilled with this as i see a 3k repairbill looming. At this point he said it would have to go to the heavy duty repair line and it would be at least 2 weeks before they could get to it. I can not live 2 weeks without the truck and i do not want to pay 3k to fix it.
So is there a online service manual or a repair manual i can buy at pep boys, or autozone or similiar? Where is this SCT fitting located? I am not afraid to tear into this project. Is there any specific tools needed that i mostlikely will not own or be able to get?
Once i dig into this is the broken parts or area going to be pretty obvious to see?
Should i do a egr block off or anything else while i am in here?
Thanks for the help.
2005 YELLOW f250, REMOVED PROGRAMMER, yellow guage cluster background, JL 5 channel amp, Infinity speakers, JL sub in custom box, aftermarket seat heaters, cab lights, 3 inch Lift. idle mod, 35 inch tires. 1979 YELLOW Corvette, 2005 YELLOW Dodge SRT 4 TURBO Neon, 2005 YELLOW Monte Carlo SS and a 1987 Buick Grand National for when the NEED FOR SPEED hits. I have dreams of painting this car YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!