10-30-2012, 12:36 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Pueblo, co
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New to diesels but I'm jumping in!!!
Ok here's the deal, I recently got an early 2004 (w/2003 motor) on a trade for a jeep wrangler I had. It's a f350 fx4 crew cab long bed. Here's my issues. In the morning it starts fine, however once it warms up it will only start with a shot of ether ( I know this is bad and dangerous), I also am loosing coolant slowly from the tank, it every so often I see a little bit of white smoke from tail pipe.
From the research I did I have figured out a few things, and here is my plan.
Full radiator flush with restore
New turbo down pipe
Coolant external filter
I am taking it to a diesel shop to have a diagnostic ran on it so I know if I need to change out
Ipr and icp/pigtail
I don't know a lot about diesels, but I'm pretty good at fixing gas engines and I'm handy with a wrench, and being I'm young and Poor lol I want to do the work myself so I can use the extra money for better parts.
In addition to my already listed plans, what would you experienced strokers recommend I do if I'm going that far into the engine, and if possible, what egr delete kits are recommend.