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03 Excursion (new to me)
So I've had my 03 Excursion for about five months and put maybe 9000 miles on it. It has 104,000 now. All seemed to be well, but I had an intermitant miss in really cold conditions. Cold starts seemed fine, seemed to be running fine for the most part.
I decided I wanted to do an EGR delete, so I contacted my local diesel mechanic. I decided that while it was in, I wanted him to do the following work:
1. Scan and diagnose the miss
2. EGR delete
3. New oil cooler
4. Clean turbo
5. Flush and fill with ELC coolant
6. Install coolant filter
Well, the scan turned up two bad injectors, several egr codes, and a turbo code. All of the radiator and heater hoses felt bad/mushy and needed replaced too. I spend $1200 on injectors (w/core), hoses, thermostat, and fuel pressuer regulator upgrade. Delivered to mechanic day before yesterday. Found out tonight that the turbo was coked up and siezed. Cleaning took much longer than expected.
I am getting it back tomorrow, and driving it from Kansas City to Louisville , KY. I can't imagine how well it will run with all of that stuff fixed. I thought it didn't run too bad before.
The only big thing I decided not to do was head gaskets and studs. I am hoping that the coolant and egr mods will keep me from needing that one. I do want to get an SCt LIVEWIRE with a tow and an economy tune, but mostly to use as a monitor for the EOT, ECT, EGT, and Boost.
Anything else I need to do to make it last a while without breaking the bank?