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P0284 Diagnostic Trouble Code Discussion for November 2010

Cylinder 8 Balance System Malfunction

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Trouble Ticket Help Requests for DTC P0284
Help Request Posted
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality
P0284: Cylinder 8 Balance / Contribution. Greetings to all, I was called in to try to salvage this sad situation. This vehicle is owned by a local car lot who purchased it at auction and had their mechanic repair the engine. It has since been to three different Ford dealerships, had thousands of doll...
November 07, 2010
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDXW46F2X
P0284: Cylinder 8 Balance / Contribution. Truck came to us low on power, tested fuel pressure normal, checked filters in tank OK. Injector buzz test OK, no codes. Cylinder contribution fails for cyl. #3, #4 and #8 (fairly normal for #8 to fail and it is on the other end of the firing order from #3.). ...
November 16, 2010
1998 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Lags, won't Rev up VIN: 1GTHG35FXW
P0284: Cylinder 8 Balance System Malfunction. This truck just won't go away. I have replaced everything I can think of. Dan suggested a new fuel cap and I got one and this van ran great so I drove it. The van ran fine. I updated my post and the next day this thing started but cannot get out of it's own wa...
November 26, 2010