You ever just look down at your odometer at just the right moment and catch a real interesting number? I was trucking along, looked down and caught it at 18,000 even. Grabbed the iPhone and snapped a jittery/blurry pic of it.
Well, I hooked up and pulled out and had trouble right away. Truck has no power. Almost as it is in limp mode. It did not throw an check-engine light and has not thrown any error codes.
Fortunately, I was able to limp (30 MPH) to Brian Bemis Ford in Sycamore, IL. They will pull a tech off other work to take a look. It’s 3 degrees here so I am not sure it’s a gelled fuel issue. I have 14.5k miles on the truck and have never changed the fuel/water separator filters. I have a set with me though!
So here I sit in the warm can, waiting for a tech
“from the road”
9:30 am update
Truck is in the shop. So far, tech says sounds like several cylinders missing. Could be a fuel pressure issue. I may have them change my fuel filters while they have it in the shop. Wonder if their rack can lift it (10,000 pounds).
10:00 am update
Well, they said 2 injectors are bad and require replacement. They tested my fuel and it’s good. They asked if I am running any anti-gel additive. I am not. They plan to submit it as a warranty claim but no promises. Ford gets picky on 2 injectors and running no anti-gel additive in this weather. They also checked my top fuel filter and it was fine. I am carrying a set of Motocraft fuel/water separator filters and at 14.5k miles, they said it’s a good time to replace them so they are using my filters and replacing them. They are estimating 2.5 to 3 hours. Oh boy. Gonna be a late night on the road!
Good news. The truck is no longer inside the shop. I think they are test driving it. So I think I will be out of here soon. I will post the full outcome tonight as an update to this blog post.
Well, Brian Bemis Ford in Sycamore, IL is awesome. Got the job done, turned it in as a warranty claim, I paid only the flat-rate for the fuel filter labor. Woohoo!