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03 F250 (6.0L) missing, no power, blue smoke HELP!

Having problems with my 03 Ford F250 super duty 6.0. It is missing and low power. Took to Ford Dealer and they said it was the fuel module and egr valve - had those replaced ($1600). Died the next day, they towed it back to shop. They said it was the high pressure oil pump so they replaced that and the egr cooler while it was apart. ($3800). Got it back and it is still missing and low power with occasional blue smoke out exhaust. Recently changed oil and fuel filters and the fuel pump. No engine light, no codes (from a home use finder). When he took it back to the dealer they wanted to charge us again to run another diagnostic. We said no, they should have done it to begin with and we don't want to give them any more money - lost trust completely in them. We are out of town on a job so not our typical shop. When you first start it, you have to press the accelerater or it will die on you. It misses and has low power. If you sit in park and accel. to get temps up the missing stops, will have more power when driving, and the blue smoke quits. Any ideas on this will greatly be appreciated. I am leaving it parked and driving the wife's jeep to work every day until I get it fixed. This has been going on for 3-4 months and seems to be worse. Was driving it still every day until this past week.
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Do you have a monitor? Sounds like it could be your FICM.

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I was having the EXACT same issue with my truck and it ended up being the FICM. Swamps was able to take care of my issue with a 58V FICM ($575.00) and she has been running like a champ ever since.

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Monitor? Not sure, but don't think so. It was what was replaced - i called it a fuel module but it was the ficm.
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Check your Fuel Injecton Control Modual "FICM"

Most people see blue and think only oil. But what you are saying sure sounds like the FICM.

Do you know how to check the voltage without a set of gagues that give FICM volts?

If not, let us know and we will walk you thu it. The procedure will take you around 15 the first time. And the only reason that long is just trying to get the Degas bottle in the right position to get at FICM wich is on your drivers side valve cover.

You have the 7 pin FICM if you have directions.....

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Also, PM me if you are in need of a FICM. Ford will rape you and so will the places that fix them.

I have a better solution for new ones

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We checked the voltage on the ficm - it was 48v in the on position and 48.1v when cranked so it seems to be working. I'm the wife having to type this in for my husband. He would take half a day typing in replies. So You'll probably see some he's and we's, etc. The ficm was replaced a few months ago, it is a 4 pin - so if it was a 7 pin it's not now, the ford dealership replaced that but the voltage seems to be good. Any other suggestions, husband is leaning towards injectors?
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Hi there just wondering if you ever got your problem figured out? My truck has similar symptoms.
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