New here. Need advice on a truck i am currently drooling over.
First off let me say i am not new to diesels by any means. I was recently offered a truck from my boss that he simply doesnt want anymore. It has sat since late 2008. It is a 1994 F250 2wd. I mistakingly thought that 94 being the first year for a powerstroke, that it had a powerstroke in it. Upon opening the hood i find a mechanical injector pump. Intrigued i do the research and discover you guys. What is in the truck is the 7.3 k code IDI turbo diesel. I charged the batteries and cleaned the airfilter (mouse motel in there) and jumped the selonid and after alot of cranking it fired to life.
So here is where i sit. And where someone with more experience is needed.
Truck has 185,000 miles
transmission is good
brakes are out
body is in fair shape with rust in the passenger front fender, and both rear arches.
cab is solid, as are the cab mounts and frame.
front bumper, driver fender, grill, and headlights are new.
aluminum american racing rims with new cooper tires on front and excellent goodyears in rear.
Interior in amazing shape for milage and year
The main problem is that the truck smokes. when it was turning over white smoke poured out of the exhaust. when it fired up it had a white cloud around it at all times. it also has a miss. my boss (who i trust 100%) says that the miss is new, but that it always (as in always in recent years)smoked quite a bit until it got warmed up, and then it cleared up. He said he didnt really know how much oil it used as the valve covers leak pretty bad at the gaskets. I didnt really run it long enough for the engine to get warm, but i am wondering if you guys can help me with ideas of what might be wrong. Im thinking bad injector for the miss? white smoke means burning oil? bad ring? bad valves not seating and leaking oil? I am used to my diesels being in something large and red and having a top speed of 30 mph. any help would be appreciated.
Also, what is it worth?
Thanks in advance.
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this is the truck
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smoking while running
forgot to mention...........he will sell it to me for $500