I was plowing today and noticed that if I stomped on it I would get some white smoke coming out of the tailpipe. It would occasionally turn black. If I slowly worked the truck up to high RPM (like a highway ramp) I wouldn't get anything. Mulling this over I remembered about three months ago I got a CEL for a misfire. I stupidly cleared it and waited for it to come on again, not bothering to do any research. Now I realize I most definitely have a bad injector, and have had one for the past three months, probably longer than that. It would explain the hard starts I've been having. I need my truck for a snowstorm Tues/Wed and am not sure any garages are going to be able to give me a new injector on Monday.
It's made it through two storms already, what are the chances of it making through a third? Anybody else drive around with a bad injector this long and did it flood the cylinder and bend a rod? Eight new injectors are pretty much out of the question money-wise, will replacing one be ok or a whole bank instead of the eight? Anybody know a good performance shop in Southwest CT?