Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Denver, CO area
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I can't say at this point whether my vehicle has a BAROmetric Sensor and/or a MAP sensor. I tried to find the BARO sensor, but was unable to find it yet. I was told, on another thread that the BARO sensor was located under the column, under the dash. I did find something that might be the BARO sensor, however, I have yet to prove this to myself.
Thanks for the additional information on how to locate the MAP sensor; I'll look for the MAP sensor as you indicated and re-post what I find.
As I indicated in the beginning of this thread, I'm trying to understand why the dealer solved my so called glow plug issue, when I brought the truck in for, what seems like, another issue entirely.....the code I received was P0106 (my scanner described this as 'BARO sensor range/performance'), whereas the dealer indicated, when I picked up the truck, that they ran a series of tests and determined that the glow plug was faulty. The older I get, the more I learn to question until something makes sense. I don't want to fault the dealer necessarily, however, I understand they have the need to make each job pay. If, in my case, this meant charging me $100 (deductible) for replacing a $12 part allows them to cover their diagnostic time, I guess I'm not too upset about that. I would like to know, however, that the original problem is resolved.
Again, thanks for helping me learn more.
06' F250 Mods:
-K&N E-0780 Air Box, ZooDad Mod
-Garrett Powermax Turbo, CFM+ Smallmouth Intake Manifold
-Blue Fuel Pressure Spring, Large fuel lines from pressure regulator to heads
-MBRP 4" Turbo back exhaust; cat installed
-SCT SF3 Tuner w/SRL custom tunes from Matt at GearheadAutomotivePerformance.com
-Refurbished 50 volt FICM, Eliminated STC fitting, upgraded stand pipes and dummy plugs, Bulletproof Diesel EGR cooler, upgraded turbo oil supply and drain
-Oil change rotation; 5k-5W40/5k-15W40/5k-15W40
--Rotella T5 or Valvoline Blue Extreme 5W40, Rotella or NAPA 15W40, Archoil 9100 friction modifier (16 ounces to crank case; 10 ounces to each differential)
--2/3 Qt. tcw3 2 cycle oil per tank Power Service (5 oz. Stanadyne every tank)
-Cooling system flush with Restore and VC-9 @ 73,000 miles w/new thermostat
-Eliminated clunk while sitting at a light (75,000 miles); Lubed rear drive-shaft spline with Ford lubricant; Symptom returned at 100,000 miles...re-lubed at 112,000 miles....wow!! it's so smooth again.
-1/2" shim on carrier bearing mount
--Original Motorcraft lasted 4 1/2 years
--AutoZone Duralast Gold lasted less than 3 years
---(with 2/0 cables between + terminals)
--Still on 2nd set of Autozone Gold (replaced free)
--DC Power 185 amp
-Teflon sway bar bushings
-Moog Ball Joints (originals seem to be holding tight at 108,000 miles; it's just a daily driver, so this seems to make sense)
-Cooling system filter
-OEM HG/ARP studs