White Smoke Hard Start 1st time diesel owner
Hey Guys, I'm new to the forums and new to the diesel world. I was recently given my dad's 03 F-350 with the single rear wheel axle and the 6.0. It has 223,000 miles on the odo. The truck has had problems since the day I got it and it has not gotten much better. The truck has been poorly maintained and basically ignored for the past couple of years. The speedo doesnt work and the abs light is on. I think its the rear ABS sensor, so i am just waiting on the part to replace it. The truck has been hard starting and blowing white smoke at startup but it clears up after the truck is warm. When it starts it barely does and starts at very low RPMs and then "winds up" to idling RPMs. It also is running badly at highway speeds. The truck had a leak from an O-ring on the fuel pressure regulator. I replaced the O-ring and replaced the stock spring with the upgraded blue spring. The truck runs a little better but it still is having issues. I also changed the oil, oil filters, fuel filters and cleaned the EGR valve. The truck isn't losing water and the intake looked dry but very dirty. I've got two bottles of Rev-X oil treatment on the way and I'm hoping that clears up my issues. Does anybody have any suggestions before I bring it to a shop and have to spend money that I really don't have right now? And is the truck okay to drive for a few weeks? Thanks in advance, I have learned so much already from you guys by just looking in the forums.