Low fuel rail pressure, code P0087

Tiny
THOMAS HICKS
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  • 2009 FORD F-350
  • 6.4L
  • V8
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
I have the truck listed above power-stroke that keeps throwing a check engine code p0087 for low fuel rail pressure. I’ve replaced the fuel rail pressure sensor and both fuel filters and it is still doing it. When it throws the check engine code the engine bogs down and then catches back up again. I’ve done an injector check also and all injectors passed. What’s next?
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 AT 2:57 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

This could be a couple other items. Here is the test you need to go through to find out what the cause is.

It is a bit of a lengthy test but it will lead you to the correct issue. The basic idea with this system is it is in essence a sealed system. So in order to build the high fuel pressure that you need to build there can't be any leaks. This includes external leaks (uncommon) and internal leaks.

When you said you tested the injectors and they past, how did you test them?

Also, if you have a fuel pressure control valve stuck that will prevent the pressure from building and create a "leak" in the system.

Most of the time these issues are all cause by fuel contamination. Diesel engine are sensitive to dirty fuel. People often think that diesel fuel being less refined means it is dirty (dust, water, debris) but this is not true. Diesel fuel injectors cannot have any dirt run through them or they will leak and cause this issue. So it is imperative that they are tested to ensure they are not leaking or you will not make any progress on this issue.

Let me know what you find and we can go from there. Thanks
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 AT 3:33 PM
Tiny
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I had a diagnostic injector buzz test done at a shop through the computer and it came back as passed.
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Okay. That just tests the electrical side of the injector. Which means it is able to fire when told too. You need to test for a leaking injector which is done with a balance test using the scan tool. Either this way or send them off to an injector shop and have them flow tested. I know of one shop in PA that is capable but you would need to call them and find out if they can test your injectors. I am sure they can because they do all Cummins injectors which are Bosch and these are similar.

Basically, we need to know if the injectors are leaking which will prevent you from building pressure.
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 AT 7:27 PM

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