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The "Fikum" Factor!
You know I totally forgot about that fix. It has been a long time but the ficm did fail and I put down a chunk for it and one other thing. As the story goes, the tranny temp sensor had failled so we got the light show in the dash! Gauge goes dead, warnings sound and then the "Tow/Haul" light would go crazy too and sometimes at low speeds, it would actually engage all by itself. Well I went to a private diesel mech in El Cajon near my home and he was exteremely knowledgable but his people and business skills were nonexistant! Very expensive as well. He stuck in the ficm but the sensor he replaced failed again in abut 200 miles! I had Ford do another one and it is holding. So that makes another 2 items on my list of fixes doesn't it! Tell you what, my truck is a standard cab XL only because the DA's at the dealership couldn't find me an EXT. (You know, with only 2 doors on it like a truck should have!!!) So I installed the carpeting and power windows and locks. Anyhow, it is lighter than all those extra doors and such and man when the pressure is just right, it is one a_ _ kick rocket ride.. Fastest pickup I've ever driven and that's a fact! Even now with the TC on it, still can take care of all those little sh_t box throw-away "cars" who think they should be in front of the big lumbering camper...
So per your message, I think the gunk was "wet" so I'll pull the valve again and let you know what I find.
I checked out the super cool Edge for this truck and have to say... Got to have it soon! Just watching the MPG should save a bundle in gas alone..
I'll check out the CCV Mod. Also, I think I'll stop by the service lane down at the Ford Dealer in the morning and ask the service writer to stick this one inch plastic tube I've brought him down his shorts and up his nose and see if that helps him to understand the situation.
Thanks again for all the great stuff... Glad I joined this forum...
PS... Does everyone have to go through that dehumanizing "Robot Test" after each post or is that just for me? I have to do it about 10 times before it likes my answer... VERY ANNOYING!