Scan tool recommendation

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  1. mjn798

    mjn798 SDD Junior Member

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    Hey guys, I have a 2012 F350 4X4 6.7L diesel with a little over 100K miles. It died on me this week. Started knocking then the gas pedal stopped working but I was able to coast it to the shoulder. The engine light came on, but when I tried to read the codes with my POS reader, there weren't any to read. It will start and run for about 10 seconds before it sputters and dies. Can someone recommend a good scan/diagnostic tool that can help me isolate the problem?

    A little about the truck...I bought it fully deleted. No EGR or DEF. It obviously had some tuning, but had always run very strong. Since owning it (8+ months) I've replaced the starter, batteries, glow plugs, and cold side boost pipe. I've stayed up on replacing the fuel filters and religiously change the oil with full synthetic every 5000 miles.

    Thanks in advance for your help and advice. Ideas on what to check for as a possible problem are welcomed too.
     
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    Did the truck come with any kind of tuner?
     
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    Nope.
     
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    That would make me nervous to have a tuned truck and not know who tuned it.

    For a scanner I have a bluetooth adapter and use the Torque app on my tablet to scan codes and such.
     
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    I totally agree. Any deleted truck requires a tune and it's always good to know who tuned it and to what level. Without that info I think it'd be nearly impossible to flash it back to stock and re-flash the delete tune on it as you have no basis to work from.
     
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    The truck doesn't run. Are you saying I need to determine the tuning before I can isolate the problem? I'm not looking to re-flash/re-tune anything, just find out why it won't run. I'm looking for a diagnostic tool to help me isolate the problem.
     
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    One of the first troubleshooting steps (that'd I'd try in this circumstance) would be to re-flash to stock and see if it would at least run in limp mode.

    That said; most simple scan tools will at least give you the engine codes so you have another avenue to explore.
     
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    Thanks. There aren't any codes to read. That's why I'm looking for a tool that will actually perform diagnostics on the truck, rather than just read the codes (that aren't there).
     
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    Gotcha. Sorry I can't be more help. If I had to guess I'd say you're probably going to need to find someone with an AutoEnginuity or the Ford factory tool.
     
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