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Can you hide a bad injector and glowplug problem?
I just bought a 2005 F350 with 123,000 miles.
Before purchasing the vehicle I had it taken to Ted Russell Ford in Knoxville TN. They ran diagnostic test on the truck and took it for a drive as well as a general look over. Truck came back clear of all codes, fuel pressure was good, and egr valve was clean. They did find a lose turbo hose and tightened that up.
I test drove the truck for about an hour driving it all around Knoxville. Did interstate driving and everything in between. I gave it hell and the truck ran great.
Bought the truck. Fuel level was low and I stopped to fuel up. Took about 33 gallons. Drove 100 miles back to Chattanooga and sensed nothing.
Drove it around town for 2 days and noticed nothing except for a small stutter when I went up my drive which is steep incline.
Headed out Friday night and was on the interstate. Until this point I had driven truck only on level areas. Started up a long ascent and about a mile into it the truck missed and started to act like it was starving for fuel. Headed back home with mixed driving. Pulled the water plug and chocolate milk came out followed by a lot of water. Replaced both filters with motorcraft filters. Previous filter looked to be a wix with no wrap around the seperator.
Drove the next day with no issues. Next day I go up same hill on interstate and almost same spot truck does the same thing as before. Drive back home and park it. Both times it did this I got no check engine light.
Took it to Southeast Dielsel this morning and they called me after lunch to tell me I had some water in filters but that the truck had thrown codes. Told me I have a bad injector and 2 faulty glow plugs.
I'm having a hard time with the timing on this and that it happened so quick after my purchase. Is their a way to temporarily mask these issues? Could the water have caused them?
Any insight would be appreciated.