Hey guys.. thanks for the replies.
Iíve been driving the past two days and didnít get a chance to update...
Hereís a bit more to the story.
Prior to the vacation across the Midwest, I had all fluids and filter changed. Everything was good until I filled up at a Flying J in Omaha.
I noticed some sputtering initially but powered through it. Eventually the van started losing power and topped out at 50 with no power on any small incline.
After being turned down at two Ford Dealers because it was late afternoon on Friday, I found a shop.
First thing the did was inspected all hoses...all good.
They did some tests on the HPOP and determined it was within specs..
Replaced the fuel filter even though I just did it... we hooked up a computer and took a drive...my fuel pump was registering real low under power but the issue had stopped with the new filter... I replaced the fuel pump because it was at (Iím not very familiar with diesels so this is a guess) like 15psi when 50-60 is normal? Anyway, the new fuel pump was within specs and the van drive better than before.
Sooooo.. the shop figured I may have gotten some bad diesel and the fuel pump was also on its way out... so a new fuel filter and pump fixed it.
Iíve driven 1k miles since and no issues...
hereís a pic you might get a good laugh at just for fun...