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Question HELLO HAVE A PROBLEM

Hello I have a friend that has a 2006 F350 crew cab with a Power Stroke Diesel in it. Wanted to see if anyone could give some quidance on diagnosing a problem. I told him it sounds like his injectors, wanted to see what some folks that are more familiar with the PS than I am have to say.

OK he changes his oil & filters religiously @ 3000-4000 miles. The truck is a 2006 and has 88k miles on it. One owner. The problem is ...... In the morning the truck will start just fine, BUT when he goes to start it throughout the day it becomes harder & harder to start. Yesterday during lunch had to hit it with a small shot of starting fluid after it drained the batteries and would not start. Then yesterday evening even heading home from work even with the starting fluid it would not start. After 2 new batteries and more starting fluid it finally cranked. This morning he jumped in it hit the key and it started rite up??????? Anyone got any suggestions??? Thanks for your help in advance.

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First off, tell him to use WD 40 rather that ether.
Um, how are the temps where you are? Is his block heater plugged in in the mornings but not durring the day?

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Thanks for the response. Sorry forgot to mention that..... We are in South Texas and the temps are in the 40-50's ritenow. No block heater either
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First thing he needs to do is check for codes. Do you have a code reader like a superchips tunner or an SCT?

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No sir No code reader or programmer. The truck is BONE Stock no adds no mods either. Stock from bumber to bumper besides an added tool box and bedliner.
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check codes. Some autoparts places have code readers they will let you use for free.

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Henry,

I will mention it to him thanks. I didn't think to mention it as there is no "Check Engine" light on or anything. As i said my first thought was Injector Problem. I seem to remember reading somewhere that the PS Injectors worked off of Hydraulic Pressure of some sort. I was thinking either Injector Pump or Oil Pressure for some reason..... I also thought that the PS had a 100k mile warranty and this would probably be a warranty issue. He is leary about taking it in because he does not change his oil & filters every 3k miles. I told him MOST diesels dont get changed but every 5-7k miles. Just trying to point a friend in the rite direction. I appreciate all your help.
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I didnt notice if you mentioned it but how often does he change the Fuel filters????

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