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Any ideas?

I have a 1997 f350 SRW 7.3 ~230k that is having some issues.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Scenario1(cold start) Truck starts fine and idles normally. I wait until til truck warms up, then take off and no problems.

Scenario 2: (cold start)Truck starts and idles fine. I immediately take off out of my driveway. No problems until i let off of the throttle about an 1/8 of a mile down the street at a stop sign. As soon as i take my foot off the throttle the truck starts running very rough and when I try to accelerate the truck lacks power and blows white smoke. After petting the throttle for another 3/4 of a mile, the symptoms clear up and no problems.

Scenario 3: (Warm start) No problems.
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Sounds like the EBPV is sticking... When truck is warm, preferably after running it awhile, unplug the EBPV. This will leave it stuck open and should cure your issue...


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