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This sounds like what I learned yesterday regarding my truck. It's a 2015 F350 Lariat and has just over 11K currently.
So far they said metal was found in the filters, I'll know more Monday.
In the last 37 days, I've had 20+ of Low Pressure Fuel conditions and about 8 Reduced Engine Power episodes, where I had to abandon the truck 3 times. I had it towed the first time on January 19th and the dealer said they could not find anything wrong, and seemed to think the fuel gelled. They also recommended new fuel filters. I had not added any fuel additives since I purchased this and I picked up a bottle of Motorcraft anti-gel. The day after, low pressure again, and almost every day since.
Thursday the 29th, it kept dying and I had to leave it again. I had towed to a different dealer.
Yesterday(1/31) the service manager said they found metal in the filters and they think it may be the high pressure pump. They need to consult with Ford on Monday to see how to proceed. He also said there is a 2 week lead time on the pump, if is the pump that went bad.
I picked up a new filter set after the first dealer visit, even though they had just replaced them, and kept it in the truck. On 1/27 it broke down and I replaced the chassis filter on the side of the road. It ran fine for the rest of the day. The next day- low pressure. On the morning of the 29th, I replaced the filter by the motor. That's the day it died again and I had it towed. Up to this point I was just going on what the first Ford service dept told me, a fuel issue. It didn't seem right, $66k but you can't drive it when it gets below freezing?
Lots of pump noise, you know when the ride is about over. The sound is in the engine compartment, driver side.
Hills trigger this issue, big hills, and little hills. Normally after the hill is crested, about an 1/8 to 1/4 mile later.....that's intially, after 'it' begins, there will be no going up hills. Almost like air is getting into the fuel system?
I can go back to the truck a few hours later and it runs fine.
Outdoor temps ranged from 5 to 45 degrees and the truck is always kept outside.
No trailer pulling and maybe 1,000lbs of cargo on some of the days.
No bio blends, just regular diesel from different places. No mods, it's all factory.