Ironically they are. I have the newer style icp sensor in my truck because the old style icp sensor kept splitting. (Had 3 go in 2 years. Was tired of changing it) Its a common update for truck owners to do. No one can figure out why they keep splitting on the early builds when they never did on the 7.3's. The original icp sensor on the early 03/04 trucks used the same icp sensor as the 7.3's did. When they moved it to the pass side valve cover they went with a different style and more robust icp sensor. The early 03/04 owners been swapping them out and not having the icp sensors split. The dealerships are the only ones that refuse to and put the originals back in. But they work the same.Also I’m not 100% sure if the old style icp thread is the same as the valve cover mounted one. Been awhile since I changed one.
Wow i just reread my last post there and reading it now it kinda reads a bit harsh. Wasnt meaning it to man. Hope you didnt take it that way. Havent been sleeping well lately with everything going on at the same time. Stress at work, then dealing with the renovations of my house, the truck and now the sleeping issues. (Getting maybe an hr or 2 of solid sleep before fighting the rest of the night to stay asleep for work) I swear i need a vacation away from everything but cant afford one either.
Nice. Glad you got her up and running. Atleast you didn’t have to buy a $200 injector. I’ve seen them come apart and the pieces end up in the oil pan.
Ill have to try taking it somewhere again. Been leery to take it out with the long cranks. Thought something else was still going on.
Injector 3 still giving intermittent responses on the injector buzz test. Sometimes ticks sometimes doesnt. Is this that stiction thing i hear about??
The stiction is most noticeable cold. Usually the truck will run rough depending how many injectors are sticking for a short time after first cold start. Normally goes away as the engine warms up and the injector becomes less “sticky” as oil temps come up. Do a cold click test and one after you warm it up. You’ll probably hear a difference. Back in the day ford attempted to help reduce it. They came out with a new ficm program, to aid in warming the injector by cycling all the injectors when the key way turned on. I don’t think it really worked.