Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Silverton, OR
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Good info already. Also, this is a N/A IDI, they are rated 170-175hp from the factory...so they are going to be underpowered.
If you can get it to start, tell us what kind of smoke it makes. White, black, grey, blue. 6.9's have a crappy controller that likes to fail in the on position, so it fry's the glow plugs. I was lucky enough to have it fail in the off position. Only use motorcraft/Beru glow plugs, ONLY!
Also, timing can play into hard starts/low power, that would indicate retarted timing.
1985 Ford F-250 with a 6.9 IDI/T-19 4speed 4x4
Paint, Eagle Alloys, Kelly Safari TSR's, ATS turbo, gauges
2004 Jetta TDI 5 speed
2004 2wd Excursion Limited 6.0. Testing how loyal I am to Ford
1997 Passat B4V TDI. 1 of 80 imported in 97. 50 MPG and a factory 25 gallon fuel tank!