alright guys so i just spent $4500 in repairs (ficm, 3 injectors, and fuel pump)
i know there are alot of issues with these trucks but i love it and dont want to get rid of it!
my question is what else should i be doing to this truck to make it last?
since iv gotten this work done i havent put my chip back in (PPE)
the truck got all new headgaskets, egr cooler, and oil cooler 20 000 km ago right before i bought the truck (done at ford)
i have added a coolant filter and t6 5w40 synthetic oil. should i unplug the egr? or delete it? whats the difference between the two?
anything else i should be doing? chip? no chip?
i wish they put studs in when they did the headgaskets but the previous owner just fixed it to sell it
I see in your sig that you have a monitor, that's good. Watch your EOT and ECT for the delta between them. It would be wise to get a fuel pressure gauge to keep an eye on the psi, when psi drops below 45psi from idle to WOT, you take a chance of damaging the injectors.
As long as your keeping an eye on ECT and EOT for the oil cooler, you can wait until the delta gets out of spec and have to replace the oil cooler. When/if that time comes to replace the oil cooler, either delete the EGR cooler, or upgrade to BPD EGR cooler. Unplugging the valve does nothing more than stops the exhaust flow thru the cooler.
Even though they did replace the HG's, if they did not send the heads out to be checked, there's a chance that they could fail again if they are warped or cracked.
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