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Old 10-30-2012, 11:36 AM
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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
Egr delete
New turbo down pipe
New gaskets
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.

Thanks, Nick
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:14 PM
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hot no-starts are a text book high pressure oil leak but that's not always the case. It's best to let the shop diag that one for you. Have them watch ICP voltage when it won't start. you should have .7-.8v, any less and it's not going to fire
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get some sort of monitor...quick
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:28 AM
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Is their a good monitor that will tell me the diagnostics and monitor the engine
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Is their a good monitor that will tell me the diagnostics and monitor the engine
Here. Essential.......Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

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Is their a good monitor that will tell me the diagnostics and monitor the engine
look into the ScangaugeII, it will give you most of what you need for not a lot of money.
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Sounds like EGR cooler is leaking too although the early ones in '03 and early '04 are pretty tough they will leak. Several companies make EGR cooler delete kits, just make sure you get the right model year.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:02 AM
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Thanks for the link, a lot of useful information here. Browsing through the forums I see this site is full of knowledge. For this job I'm looking to do, how hard is it?
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Not that difficult, check out srmastertech on youtube, great tutorials. Keep reading the stickies, I had to read them a few times, a wealth of information.

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