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Just got a good deal on a 03 F250 4x4 AT with 136,000 miles. Truck just had $6500 in work including 2 new heads, bolts and gaskets, egr delete, new oil cooler, new glow plugs, 4 new injectors, new pulleys and belt, and new alternator. After less than 500 miles it blew a head gasket again, its pushing coolant out the degas bottle. No major repairs in the previous 20000 miles. No tuner, rest stock. So studs and gaskets are on order. What I am concerned about is that the truck starts harder than normal and has a noticeable miss and lack power, lots of white smoke. It hardly has enough power to move it into the shop. I tested the FICM and it has 48 volts starting cranking and running. Questioning if the Turbo is stuck or not boosting with the lack of any power or if it stuck in a high boost and took out the head gasket both times. I am hoping I dont have a high pressure oil pump weak or sticking injectors. Any thoughts? Tearing into it this weekend with cab on.
 

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Bought it after the previous owner had a shop do the work with the cab off. Do not know how the block looked or if the new heads were checked or decked.
 

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Well if ur deff doing the heads again be sure to have the heads tested and have them decked and also have the block checked to be sure its flat and smooth.also go with oem ford head Gaskets dont use black black onyx and deff head stud it...as for lack of power im not sure on that one
 
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