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Old 10-25-2010, 05:09 PM
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P0284 Cylinder 8 Contribution/Balance

So I just decided to randomly check for codes on my truck today and this code popped up. I cleared it and it didnt show back up immediately but Im gonna keep checking as I continue driving it.

The truck seems to be running fine though. Is this code something I should be worried about if it doesnt pop up again?
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Re: P0284 Cylinder 8 Contribution/Balance

mine sometimes throws contribution codes when its cold, probably a sign of a hanging injector
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:50 PM
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mine sometimes throws contribution codes when its cold, probably a sign of a hanging injector
Yeah thats the first time Ive seen that code, it was the first time I had driven the truck today so the engine was cold. Are there any other symptoms that would pop up to indicate a hanging injector?
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:04 PM
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Yeah thats the first time Ive seen that code, it was the first time I had driven the truck today so the engine was cold. Are there any other symptoms that would pop up to indicate a hanging injector?
mine hasnt, really, i had some issues with lots of white smoke when it was cold on certain tunes but i dont know if it was related or not.
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I havent had any white smoke, Im just gonna hope that it keeps running alright becuase I am not in the mood to have the truck break again. lol
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You may want to add some fuel additive to lubricate the injectors. I use the ford additive and the engine runs smoother and quieter with it.
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Re: P0284 Cylinder 8 Contribution/Balance

. Also, keep a keen eye on your oil level. Mark your dipstick and, after you have pulled your dipstick out, spray a SMALL amount of brake-clean down the tube to clean it. Clean the dipstick with brake clean and recheck. If you get a cyl#3 contribution/balance code along with the #8...you may have issues....besides that, I'd drive it till it just flat out quits. Any other issues, you have my number.
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Sounds good thanks for the tips! Ill grab some of that additive and throw it and keep an eye on the oil
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I was going to try some revx to see if that helped otherwise i was going to swap injector bodies with nozzles and see if the missfire moved to a different cylinder or not, but we will see. i will tell you this that when i did 60 nozzles i kept the injectors in the same holes and i had the same cylinders come up with the missfire codes.
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