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Old 10-24-2010, 05:57 PM
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Blown motor??

i got a 97 f350 power stroke and i think its not doing to well. Every Morning so far for the last 4 weeks ive had to spray it with ether to fire it up on the first start up of the morning. I live in central Florida so its right around 75 - 80 degrees when i go to crank it.

Fuel mileage has also took a ****. I aint been keeping track of it lately but i no when i go 50 miles and suck a half of tank with no ideal time there is definitely something wrong there. I aint checked compression because i kinda already no what my results will probably be and with 230k on the ticker i dont see how this is already happening.

Next im thinking about dropping a cummins in it if the truck is blowed up but its a single cab with no so much room so if i got this route i think i would like to make it a 4 door long bed. anyone no how hard it will be to convert?
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i dont have a clue as far as conversion. but on the firing up. have you check all your glowplugs wires and glowplug relay. i know youre in 75 degree weather but your engine has to be pretty warm to run right. be caureful on the ether. i used it once and my engine backfired through the intake box out of the truck and set the air filter on fire. not to mention you can burn up your glow plugs and other precious things in there
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