The last time I saw the "master techs" working on a powerstroke at the local dealership they had two battery chargers (one for each battery) hooked up spinning the starter CONSTANTLY (what caught my ear initially) and absolutely HOSING ether down the intake with the filter box off...
I calmly asked what was up with this one (as if I had no issue with what was happening to this poor truck) and the reply was that it apparently was just driving along fine and then just cut off for no reason...
Mentioning that I hadn't heard the engine actually attempt to fire in the past 5 minutes I've listened to you hammering on the starter, and then asked if that sounded like an issue that ether would likely solve, or if it was probably something that once actually fixed, the truck would imediately fire up like a top, just as quickly as it had shut off in the first place?
Like, WTF, can't you see that we're Trying
to get it to fire up right now?
After I gave them about 10 more minutes just for me to really get a good taste of what was going on, and nothing had gotten any better and yet I think the starter temp would have pegged my egt gauge I F'ING LOST IT!
Because that was MY F'ING TRUCK!!!
I told them to get the F#ck the hell away from my truck, and towed it home. It had been at Their body shop getting some body work done from where a temporary construction wall had been knocked into my door and conviniently upon taking the door apart to fix it, had tripped the Fuel Reset inertia switch.
After seeing that the damn fuel pump wasn't even RUNNING, I reset the damn switch, let the pump cycle and fired the truck right up.......with a battery charger because the starter motor was 100% TRASH.
Replaced the starter motor and never once let time dictate that I let the dealership work on anything I own for any reason at all.
Granted, my Dad takes his truck to one dealer that seems to always treat him right, and takes care of his truck, so there are some gems out there to be found in dealerships, but it's damn sure not the norm.
But I was done after that. These were "Diesel" techs. The combined IQ in that room was about 14 before I walked in. Then it went to 16.....
You can find some real dumbasses at the dealership. Just something to keep in mind before you want to just take something there like they can just fix it no problem everytime.
Oh, and I almost forgot....they had actually taken the lid off of my fuel filter..... HAD
to have seen that the damn thing was empty...(click, should flip on the light that says....hey, I wonder if the fuel pump is running?) and then cross-threaded the sh#t out of it and didn't even tighten it back up so that once I did reset the pump it covered the engine with fuel while I was on the passenger's side F'ing with finding that little button and couldn't see a damn thing.
Ahhhhh, yeah, the dealership is where the true powerstroke diagnostic genius resides lol.