I bought this truck in June 2004 F250 CC SB 4x4
with 189000 and she ran like a top because I didn't know any better. Realized I had a stiction problem used Archoil AR9100 then realized she was quiet but still ran like crap sometimes. Oil pressure dummy light popping up when slowing down below 30mph, once rolling coal (covered the road) at 10 mph idle in drive, and finally 3 miles of 20mph white smoke road blocking destruction which if I was in the military could be a great smoke screen. I drove the truck after that for two days while I debated but kept RPM's below 2000 as much as possible no WOT
or even normal acceleration and only Oil pressure drop nothing else. I was the "9000lb Red Turtle" of MN. Now as of 10-1-2014 I am driving my 1997 Chevy I bought new in Highschool AGAIN! No Turbo=No Fun!
After much deliberation I decided to do a delete. After being on this site and talking to an International mech buddy I began my parts buying extraviganza and started the install yesterday.
Parts Came! 10-8-14
Delete with uppipe
OEM Blue spring kit
OEM Oil cooler
OEM Intake gaskets
OEM Turbo oil line update
OEM New turbo drain
8 OEM glowplugs
Edge Insight CS w SCT X4
I flushed the engine, drained and began tear down. You guys were right it is not as easy as I thought it might be. I'm a fairly competent mechanic and am suprised at how slow the process is. Thank Odin for this site! From 1100 to 1850 yesterday I only removed the Left fender flare, Left inner fender, degas, air box, ficm
, charge air tubing and alternator. I got the harness unplugged minus ICP
(waiting for turbo removal tonight @1930) and all hoses removed.
I felt like I had to accomplish something so I removed the EGR
and put the shiney new EGR
delete plate on and called it a night.
I'm going to tackle something tonight but I have the boys while my wife is at work so.....maybe not. Monday I should be bolting back together. I hope. I hate working weekends
I just want my truck back.
Any input would be helpful, I am like a blank Diesel canvas.
I'll report back. Cheers