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Hey, just wanted to introduce myself and tell ya'll about my truck. I'm Eric from Mid-Michigan and I am a proud owner of a early 2004 F-250 SuperDuty. I've had it for about 2 years and have ran into a few bumps in the road, but with 170,xxx miles I think I'm doing alright making my way 'bullet proofing' my truck, slowly of course. Recently married and bought house, therefore everything i do MUST be on a strict budget unless absolutely needed.... says the wife haha. So in short i cant do anything until its broke, lol. Basically to make a long story short, i have done a few injectors as needed, 2 being reconditioned injectors and one new dealer injector. I also had the HPOP replaced while stranded last new years UP north. I installed a sinister EGR delete kit including up pipe, and have been using T6 synthetic oil and Motorcraft filter every 5000. Been replacing fuel filters with OEM filters every 10000 miles. I've also upgraded a few steering/suspension/driveline components along the way.
On to the current issues, which are being taken care of. The truck bucks, shakes, and misses terribly when cold. Also get the magic blue smoke while idling cold. The engine never warms up on cold days, I'm even lucky to see it get up operating temperatures when its 60* out. To take care of these issues, i have a new thermostat, 7 new injectors coming, updated stand pipes/dummy plugs, new ICP and IPR, and the 'blue spring' fuel pressure regulator upgrade kit. I am hoping this will fix my issues. If not, I will have a lot of explaining to do to the wife when she sees that $2200 didn't fix the problems.
Thanks for reading and I would be happy to hear your advice on how you feel I'm doing or if I'm a complete idiot haha.