The Continuing Saga of My Truck
Greetings one and all,
The pickup in my signature is acting up again.
I posted back in May about having the injectors replaced, new Garrett turbo, new ARP head studs, and EGR cooler delete.
Well, there is more to the story. After I got everything replaced above, the truck seemed to be running fine. However, after about 2 days of driving it, it started to smoke black smoke when taking off from a red light, stop sign. It got to where it was smoking so bad it would bog down and almost die. I took it back to my mechanic and he replaced the EGR valve. He didn't charge me for the labor just the new EGR valve because he intended to change that out when he did the other work. Truck ran like it was new. Gave it back to me and everything was cool.
The next day I got in the truck and made it to my neighbor's driveway approximately 100 feet up the road. The thing spit, sputtered and klunked and then died. I went home and got the Excursion and a tow strap, came back, and just for kicks tried the engine. IT STARTED! It still klunked and spit and sputtered, but, I was able to get it back to my garage. I called my mechanic and this time, he came over to my house, I gave him the key and it started and ran perfect. I apologized to him profusely for bothering him and said I was going to schedule a session with my psychiatrist, because I felt like I was losing it! He said that wouldn't be necessary and he plugged his diagnostic box into the truck and said he would leave it plugged in and for me to drive it and it would record anything abnormal.
The next day, I got in the truck and made it about 1/2 mile up the road this time and it died. I kept trying to start it and finally it did start and ran rough. I made it back home and on the way home it started to run good. Well, maybe this thing has cleared up. I turned around and drove about 20 miles to a neighboring town and had breakfast. I had some business at the local Ford dealer about something unrelated to my truck, got in and started the engine. About 1/2 way home, it started acting up again. I had the accelerator to the floor and it wouldn't maintain 70 mph. Finally, I turned into a side road and it just died again. I was still 5 miles from home. I started walking and a neighbor spotted me and gave me a ride home. Got a buddy and went back with the Excursion and flat towed it home. It started again, so, I had steering and brakes and the transmission was in drive. We got it home and I called my mechanic and he came with his trailer and took it to his shop.
He said that the Cam Position Sensor and the Crank Position Sensor are not "syncing-up". It was throwing codes to that effect.
Is he feeding me a line of bull? Should I wave the B/S flag? Thanks for your reply, Craig.
2005 F-350 Superduty, 4X4, 6.0 diesel, sc, srw, lariat, B&W Turnover hitch, tow command, red.
2005 Excursion Eddie Bauer, 4X4, 6.0 diesel, 2nd row buckets, all the bells and whistles, Ford 30mm rear anti-sway bar, true blue/arizona beige.
Last edited by lvsqcsl; 08-07-2018 at 12:09 AM.