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Rough running, White Smoke, Now no start
Hey I am posting this for a friend I have not looked at the truck personally but he currently has the truck at the shop. The truck is an 05. But about 3 weeks ago he was out driving the truck one night and came to a red light and after sitting there the truck just died and it would not restart but he eventually got it restarted after a while. He drove it home and said he really did not notice anything different than a week or so later it started acting up again. It started knocking real loud as he said and it just started smoking real bad, just white smoke. He thought maybe he got a bad load of fuel so he changed out all the fuel filters and he said it started running worse. He said he opened the water drain valve with the truck running to try to drain some fuel out of it and the truck died several times and now it wont start again. I think he got air into the system by opening the valve with the truck running.
But as of right now he towed the truck to the shop. I am not sure how much the guy knows about powerstrokes but he said he knew about diesels. I know he works mostly on gassers so I do not know. But he finally got around to it and said he determined that 3 of the injectors are bad. I am not sure which side or what 3 are bad. I assume it threw codes for these? I would not think you wouldnt get any codes if the injectors are bad. Is there a way to clean the injectors or basically does he just need new ones? Would this really cause excessive white smoke all the time?
I know the powerstrokes are setup a lot different than the cummins so that is why I am unsure. But I am here trying to learn to help my friend out. He is tight on money at the moment so any help would be great that could possibly help us.