Join Date: Nov 2011
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02 F350 with problems
Ok. Bought this truck 4 or 5 months ago, and it was perfect for a month or so. Starting dumping fuel in the driveway, smoking, and leaking oil all at once then. Paid cash for it but at that point the dealer agreed to pay half of the repair cost just so they wouldn't look bad on the deal. Took it to what was supposed to be a reputable shop, Where they replaced the turbo pedestal, fuel filter drain valve, and supposedly the injector o rings. That was supposed to fix all the problems....and it did fix the problem of a freakin half gallon of diesel dumping out in the driveway on cold starts in the mornings.
Since then....the truck still smokes. Sometimes white, sometimes a blueish. Leaks a massive amount of oil....the dipstick nut at the oil pan is the biggest culprit there I believe. Now up to a gallon every couple hundred miles. About 2 months ago it started being almost impossible to start in the mornings, so we started plugging it in every night. In Austin, Tx this truck should never need to be plugged in even in winter...
But as long as the engine was warm it would start and run fine. If not it would take forever to start then would barely run until it warmed. Missing, bouncing, shaking....
So to the present....on the way back from Dallas to Austin, it randomly started losing power on the interstate. Finally came to an exit and pulled off, where it died on the access road and coasted into a grocery store parking lot. Would turn over but not crank so it had to be towed. There was quite a bit of fuel on top of the engine and when I checked, the filter cover was just a tad loose so that MAY have been leaking. I did put about 10 gallons of 5% biodiesel in it about 50 miles before it died on top of probably 15 gallons that it had in it, and the filter, almost new is still clean. Since it was having problems prior to that and from what I've read, it takes more than 50 miles for even 100% bio to cause problems, I don't think that's the problem. Decided to start on what was easiest, so yesterday we replaced the cps. Still won't start. Also replaced the driver side glow plugs, valve cover, harness, and plug. Still no start. Check engine was off yesterday so I didn't think about it but decided to plug my scanner in today...
In its DTC memory it shows p0381 glow plug/heater indicator circuit
P0603 PCM keep alive memory error (I pulled that fuse to check it earlier but also had the batteries disconnected while changing glow plugs...)
Then in KOEO it shows the p1270's for high to low side open on # 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8.
I'm seeing posts saying this could be the injectors are bad, bad solenoids, or bad connections. I've checked before and got a couple of these codes, and replaced the UVC harness and the plug outside yesterday so I wouldn't think it would be the connections. So....any ideas on how to get this thing running again? Injectors? Solenoids? Both?
(sorry for the long post....figured the most detailed description of things I could give would help the most since no one is here to actually see it but me.)