Will definitely grab one in the near future and toss it in the truck box. I keep a small tool box for just in case stuff.Sorry for the delayed response but that is a grey CPS. There are aftermarket CPS of a similar color so I can’t swear it is a genuine IH/Motorcraft; however, the moldind design does appear similar to the genuine shape rather than aftermarket.
Never hurts to buy a spare from Ford and keep it in your glove box with a 10-mm wrench.
Ended up sending the truck to a shop. They called me earlier to let me know I'm pegging the mag gauge (blow by) and that the motor is reached. SOB $$$$Ford has a Breakout box but you could make a custom valve cover injector harness to disable the injectors 1 by 1. Will be time consuming but not really any other easy way.
Just curious, how many miles on your engine? I was told the same thing back when my engine had about 450,000 mi. It currently has 997,478 mi. on it and it still ran really well considering the mileage only now am I putting my spare engine in it. I should have mine back on the road the 1st of may. When I bought my 95 from the original owner in 2005 it had 103,000 mi. when I removed the oil fill cap it had always blew a little smoke and I was told that was the nature of the beast it stayed that way until about 2008 and 450,000 mi. and it got a little worse but, nothing that I was to concerned about but, that's when the shop told me I needed a new engine. Now that i'm almost at a million miles it is blowing more smoke than I would like. LOL With the engine running I can remove my oil fill cap turn it upside down and put over the oil fill hole and it will blow the cap off but, I can't ***** that engine owes me nothing. The couple times that my engine made a similar noise under load was a cracked flex plate but, you already ruled that out. The other time was my exhaust back pressure valve sticking partially closed so, I disconnected the valve and wired it open and took it for a drive to see if noise went away which it did. I left it that way for a couple months until I could do the exh. back pressure delete. Good Luck! I hope you can find the cause of the noise.Ended up sending the truck to a shop. They called me earlier to let me know I'm pegging the mag gauge (blow by) and that the motor is reached. SOB $$$$
The quote they gave me for a long block installed is more then I paid for the truck. I love the truck but now need to figure something out