Does anyone know of a realiable, independent auto-repair shop specializing in diesels and Ford Super-Duties in the greater Hartford area? Do they have the same tools and scans the Ford dealers have? Thanks.
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2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty Question: Independent Repair Shop, New Britain, CT
Answer #1mastertech6371 December 24, 2010, 20:23Master
go to our directory tab, enter your zip and there is a big list. I am from pa and cannot begin to reccomend anyone up there.
as far as shops having the same equipment, it depends on the shops commitment to there business. I am afraid you will have to call or visit them and interview them on there abilities and equipment.
Answer #2DaveJHM December 24, 2010, 22:59Master
What kind of issue are you having with the truck, and with your dealerships? Honestly, there are few in the aftermarket who are capable and competent fluently with the 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel. There is a lot of training that Ford invests in their technicians specifically about this engine. Maybe I could help answer a question or concern? Happy Holidays...
ReplyGeargirl, December 26, 2010, 11:18Rookie
The engine skips when then engine is cold. It runs better once it is warm but skips occasionally. Seems to be getting worse.
Recently, loss of engine power.
Thank you for your help.
ReplyDaveJHM, December 26, 2010, 21:39Master
Rough running or misfiring when cold that clears up as it warms up sounds like a classic example of fuel injectors wearing out. Although there are many reasons the 6.0L can lose power, injector issues are certainly one prime cause. The most important thing to do is to assess what codes may be stored in the memory of the processors. Your vehicle has three (if it's an automatic - two if manual...) - the PCM (power train control module), the TCM (transmission control module) and the FICM (fuel injector control module).
A good diagnostic tool can narrow down which cylinder(s) are causing the rough running - although when injector wear causes a rough running situation, they probably all could use replacing.
The question beyond the injectors is - how is the cooling system (EGR cooler, oil cooler)? How is the EGR system (coking up?)? And do you have the latest software installed in the processors?
Tons to know, which is why I suggested a dealer, although on occasion, some highly skilled Power Stroke techs take their training and go to an independent shop. Trouble is, many times they take their training and go to a fleet or commercial business that has a whole bunch of them (transit companies, ambulance companies...etc...).