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post #1 of 12 Old 11-02-2009, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Good diesel mechanic in the Lexington area?

Well, Big Duke died last weekend. Feels like fuel starvation. I tried the easy solutions: new fuel filters, and replaced both batteries while I was at it, and he still just cranks and won't fire. Plenty of fuel in the primary filter bowl. Not throwing any codes either, other than cyl 1 reports low injector voltage. Can't see how that would kill the whole engine, but what do I know?

If I can't find the problem, can anyone recommend a dealer to look at this, or at least say who I should steer clear of? Nearest dealer is Kain, but somewhere I heard they weren't too good on PS repair.

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The 6.0's have an issue with leaking HPOP seals (oil pressure to operate the injectors). I guess the pipe with the seals is under the drivers side valve cover, but don't quote me on that

As for a good shop in your area I have no idea, sry


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There's a big diesel repair shop in northern kentucky. I can't think of its name though.

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HPOP seal is looking more and more like it. Prior to it dying completely, it was taking more cranking to start. On a couple of mornings, it would miss on one cylinder for about a minute before finally straightening up and running right.

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That's what my neighbors truck did when his HPOP seals went


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* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



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Hey man my buddy is the diesel mechanic at Dutchs ford in Mt.Sterling. IMO he is one of the best stroker mechanics around. Ill talk to him tomorrow and see what he thinks.

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I'd appreciate it. Big Duke is still sitting dead in the yard, and I'm already experiencing PS withdrawal symptoms.

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John.... seems to me you and Duke have already visited a good shop, as guests.

Why not give Drew a call.... pm me if you need the number.

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Hey man my buddy is the diesel mechanic at Dutchs ford in Mt.Sterling. IMO he is one of the best stroker mechanics around. Ill talk to him tomorrow and see what he thinks.
Do you know if they're a mod friendly dealer? My truck is making a squeaking noise, and I think it's coming from the turbo. I'm getting a turbo underboost code intermittently. I have gauges, studs, aftermarket exhaust, and and EGR delete, so I have to be careful where I take it under warranty. LOL I'd throw him a "tip" if he could take a look at it and forget to mention the mods.

John, did you make any progress on your problem with Duke?


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John, if your truck is still not fixed I would give Diesel Injecton Services in Louisville a call. I just had them put a new HPOP on my 7.3 and also changed some seals in the fuel system. Total cost was around $900 which I didnt think was too bad for parts and labor.
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