So after months of arguing with ford about the black tailpipes and smoke under accelleration the hotline begrudgingly let the tech(who is a great guy btw) replace the dpf.
The pipes are now spotless, and instead of regenning every 1500miles or so. It goes into regen about every 400.
Here's the deal. He says he did not reflash the truck. Mine had the current flash as of august when this was all done and the regen message dissapears from the display.
I noticed the other day while stopped that the truck would start shaking at an idle, almost like a miss or something. Didn't think much of it. Now I have figured out that during regen it does this every time I have to stop and it is in a regen process. (you can hit the info button and run a system check and see that it is in regen). It is annoying as hell as it literally rocks the truck back and forth. (right to left). If I am idling through a parking lot the truck literally lurches.
I know you are supposed to keep the speed above 30mph during regen, but that is not a realistic answer as I have no control over the regen process and sometimes it happens when I am in the city.
I love the truck, it is completely stock, if it were not for the fact that I owe more on the damn thing than I do my home, I would say the hell with it and spartan it. But god forbid with my luck something major would go wrong and I'd be stuck with a 20K repair bill and no warranty.
FWIW, I am one of the lucky ones who vented a block on a stock Lightning because ford was too cheap to put decent rods in the truck, like they did the cobra. They argued that I had to be modded. I was not, and told them to pound sand and prove it. We went through arbitration and Ford bought a new block. They put the 4 thread heads on it and it spit a plug so we got to fight about that as well. I don't even want to talk about the **** I went through with my '06 six leaker which is how I ended up in the '09 6.4
My blood is ford blue, but god damn I have bad luck. I wish honda made a 1 ton diesel truck (
Anyway, anybody have any ideas of what the hell is going on now and any possible suggestions. Tech is a great guy, hotline is stating normal behavior, no codes. I'm just frustrated and looking for some reasonable answers.