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08-27-2019 09:19 AM
Ozhold So an update on my truck issues...I ran ForScan again while trying to start the truck and it finally started popping codes. It popped P0606, which is ECM/PCM is bad. I pulled the PCM out, which is actually pretty easy. You do have to drop the inner liner on the driver's fender, but then it is just two nuts holding the PCM in. I sent it off on Friday to get repaired and this morning I got a message saying it has already been repaired.

This is the message I received:
your computer is now fully functional.
the IPR/ICP circuit was way out of spec, which would keep engine engine from starting.
also the power supply had distortion so we replaced it and also changed the capacitors and voltage regulators while we were in there.

Hopefully it gets back to me by the weekend and I can install it and start blowing some smoke!
08-22-2019 09:58 PM
Ozhold Hi Dallas,

I haven't gotten her running. I have been running out of time to mess with her as I was working on my old IDI in my limited spare time to get her all maintained since I need her for hunting in less than a month.

As far as the conversion between pascals and psi, I am not sure if that is the case or not. It was reading it from my torque pro app, and it said psi. This leads me to think it was indeed psi, but who knows? I may go and fiddle with it this weekend, but I have about 4 cars that are demanding my attention right now and it isn't a priority in my fleet of projects. I intend to tear into it with a vengeance this fall and definitely get her blowing smoke. I will keep everyone posted, to be sure.
08-20-2019 03:24 AM
Dallas97PSD What has happened since your last post?
From other post in this forum, I do think that 3300 psi while cranking is definitely too high. I donít think the HPOP does that even at full power. Is it possible that you are reading kpa, which converting would be about 478 psi, which is more feasible.
I would surely appreciate an update if you got it running as I have a very similar problem.
08-06-2019 04:42 PM
Ozhold Thanks Denny! The truck has brand new batteries, and I put a charger on them every time I try to crank the engine, so I think they are good. I am going to take your advice and hook my other truck up and try it this evening though and let you know the results. I have two new batteries in my other truck too, so that should do the trick if there is too much current draw. Thanks again for the input!
08-06-2019 02:30 PM
DENNY Make sure the batteries have a full charge and even try jumping with another truck. I have had a bad starter drawing too much current and the injectors would not fire. This tends to be a 99 and up 7.3 problem but you may also have it.
08-06-2019 12:08 PM
Ozhold I have both Forscan on my computer and also Torque Pro with the Powerstroke PIDS added. I got the 3300 PSI from Torque Pro. It is labeled as HPOP on TorquePro, but according to DieselTech Ron, on YouTube, it is the ICP pressure.
08-06-2019 03:47 AM
Dallas97PSD Which scanner are you using. 3300 sounds very healthy for cranking, i wonder if it is correct.
I am using FORScan Lite and while cranking it only shows 150, but I am guessing that canít be right, because other times the truck starts in less than two seconds. I think if it were that bad, the truck would never start.
What app are you using with your scanner.
07-31-2019 07:48 PM
Ozhold I did hook up my scan tool and it showed I was getting 3300 psi on the ICP while cranking. This means the HPOP is working, correct?
07-31-2019 06:26 PM
Ozhold Does anyone know if there is a minimum RPM needed at cranking for this engine to start? I read somewhere anything above 100 rpm it will start. Another forum thread stated 150 rpm min. When the batteries are fresh, the best I get is 116 rpm.
07-31-2019 02:34 PM
Ozhold Sorry I haven't replied for a while. I have been busy with work and haven't had much of a chance to work on it. I did check the voltage on my GPR and it is good. It doesn't make an audible click like the GPR on my IDI, but the voltmeter shows it is getting power, and I can see my dash gauge voltmeter drop for a minute or two every time I turn the key to the on position. I also checked resistance on my glow plugs through the pins in the VC connector and they are all within spec (according to the instructions bugman posted on another thread). I finally got the HPOP reservoir plug out and checked the oil level and it is up to the bottom of the hole.
I haven't yet had time to crack the oil plugs on the head yet, but that is next on my list of things to check.

rayroof10, thanks for the advice! The lift pump and IPR are brand new. I think the HPOP is original, but I want to double check whether it is actually failing before I just throw money at the problem by replacing parts. The truck needs some other things done too, so I want to make sure I stay in my budget and not throw down $700-$800 unnecessarily.
07-31-2019 02:07 PM
Dallas97PSD Can you please post any updates as I have had the same problem off and on for months, and right now it is on.
07-26-2019 02:21 AM
1996 F250 no start

I had the same problem. On my 95 F350 powerstroke, wound up changing out the fuel pump, IPR and HPOP. She's running like a champ now.
07-24-2019 04:22 PM
bugman On using the drill bits, start with one just larger than the hole. It will grab the metal easier than a small one will.
07-24-2019 02:57 PM
Ozhold Thanks for the tips! After work I will stop in and get the reverse bits. I ordered a new HPOP plug also, and while I am waiting for that to arrive, I will check the GPR and the pins on the VC plug. I will keep you posted on my progress. Thanks again!
07-23-2019 10:40 PM
bugman For the HPOP plug go down to your local Harbor Freight and pick up a left twist drill bit set. Then get your reversible drill and chuck up a large bit and once that bit bites into the soft plug it should back that plug right out.

As for the glow plug relay it will or should stay on for up to 2 minutes after you turn the key on. The WTS light is just a idiot light that has nothing to do with the glow plugs or relay. It is just there to make you wait a bit before starting to give the plugs time to warm up.

Back to the HPOP you can crack one of the plugs on the head that plug the high pressure oil galleries and see if any oil seeps out of it when you are cranking.

The resistance on the injector coils is a little high but it shouldn't keep them from firing and you said that you did the buzz test so they should be alright.

By the way, on those left hand twist drill bits. I have found them quite handy in removing all kinds of stuck screws, bolts, and plugs in the years that I have had them.
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