Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Northern Arizona
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If it only smokes a little at start up then clears up fix the glow plugs if that's the problem but if it smokes like a mosquito fogger all the time it may have a major problem. The mileage really shouldn't be a problem if it has been cared for at all as mine has 308000 miles on it and runs like a bat out of hell. Biggest problem I can see if it has been sitting all this time without fresh fuel being put in it is getting the crappy fuel out and adding fresh. Also if it has sat that long I would do a oil change before even attempting to start it unless it was changed just before parking it then I would change it as soon as it is started and warmed up. Might pull the fuel filter cover and fill the canister with fresh fuel, diesel kleen, or atf. Could use kerosene but only if you add some atf or oil to it. Also don't be tempted to use starting fluid to get it started. If the truck is in good condition keep it.
97 F250 Xlt, built E4od, D60 swap, Baby swamps, tunes by Dp
1.0 turbo housing, 203* t-stat, diy 6637, 4" exhaust
Diy intercooled, 6.0 fan, Diy 140v Idm, Isspro Ev gauges
On board air,E-fuel, 5" lift on 35's
Last edited by 1Dieselman; 02-04-2012 at 02:18 PM.