Ok, so for the past 2/3 months I have kept telling myself that I have a fuel pressure problem, but haven't had any normal symptoms. Until recently has a more defined symptom arose.
Back story/vehicle history.
Truck is tuned and has studs and all the know issues fixed. (FICM replaced, failed injector replaced, regular maintenance done, OEM/Racor filter, Synthetic oil, etc).
Biggest thing done was the Ford Blue Spring. That was replaced when I did my headgaskets/stud back in April 2011. I think i put the Fuel Pressure Gauge on back in January.
Pressures were decent. 65psi idle, 58/55ish WOT (Figured they were a little low due to old fuel filters, at the Jan time frame had about 3k or so before they were due. and from my dealership/tech experience i know as filters age pressures can drop and changing filters can and will fix some driveablity and issues with trucks from time to time. so i figured the lower pressures were due to my filters, and that i had no real issues/symptoms)
Well last weekend replaced the filters, no change in pressures. So at this point I think its just the truck.
I finally had a chance to go WOT 3 nights ago (on a road i know i can go threw the first three gears before i let up)
I was watching the pressures, and noticed my idle was down around 62/63psi. Jump on it 1st and 2nd gear i was down at 50/51psi. Shift into 3rd gear, all of sudden my pressure drop to 30psi. Instantly i let up. coast down in speed. figure maybe a fluke or something.
Next night did the same thing, but this time stayed in throttle longer in 3rd. sure enough dropped and stayed at 30psi. let up to save the injectors.
So tonight i make a 3rd attempt, hoping that i was just seeing things
and this time once 3rg gear hit, fuel pressure dropped again, except this time went WAY down, down to 20psi. Let up and coasted and drove easy all the way home.
So now I know i have fuel issue. and I just want to see what the ORG has to say before i begin my diag.
Thanks in advanced,
Cliff Notes --- properly maintained truck, new fuel filters, shifting to 3 gear under WOT FP drops to and under 30psi, ORG's thoughts