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post #1 of 17 Old 10-01-2012, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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95 F250 Finally

i have been reading the forums for awhile and I have Finally bought a 1995 F250 powerstroke 4x4 extended cab. Here is the skinny It has new paint all White Stock aluminum rims I have installed a 3" downpipe and I have just aquired a 5" exhaust out of a F350. Oh I work at a junk yard I get some real good parts sometimes. Also have installed 2 almost new batteries. no leaks I have found as of yet. the interior is pretty new tan have a new headliner to install this weekend. Truck has 175000 on it and a new auto trans. could not find a bumper for a diesel so I put a plain one on it so I could drive it. I am thinking of making me a beefy bumper myself. also installed a new cps. here is the problem it wont start i get white smoke when cranking gpr is working as it should. truck has sat for 2 yrs. I know I will get flamed here but it does fire up and run with a quick shot of starting fluid runs revs and idles great. I am however leaning toward vavle cover gaskets here. anyways I paid 2500 for this beast was a farm truck. also has a fresh rebuild on the auto trans. what things should I look for be aware of and what are everyones opinions.
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Does the tach move while cranking?
Have you checked fuel pressure?
Have you made sure the HPOP reservoir is full before/after cranking?
Possible a bad ICP sensor. Try disconecting it and start the truck. If the truck runs, the sensor is bad.

DO NOT use ether on the truck under any circumstances. You will damage the engine. Best case scenario, you'll carbon up the glow-plug tips to the point that the heads will have to come off to replace them. Worst case you'll end up with low compression and need a rebuild.

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Does the tach move while cranking?
Have you checked fuel pressure?
Have you made sure the HPOP reservoir is full before/after cranking?
Possible a bad ICP sensor. Try disconecting it and start the truck. If the truck runs, the sensor is bad.

DO NOT use ether on the truck under any circumstances. You will damage the engine. Best case scenario, you'll carbon up the glow-plug tips to the point that the heads will have to come off to replace them. Worst case you'll end up with low compression and need a rebuild.
i'd say worst case scenario, the ether splits the block in half. IF you must use ether, either remove the GP harness or use wd40.
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thanks for the info thurs eve I will get to testing. spent this eve wrestling the 5 inch exhaust out of a donor truck. After the exaust next thing is gauges pyro trans temp and boost. is there any other gauges I should have or need like I said new to diesels and want to do this up right
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Pyro trans boost sounds fine
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i'd say worst case scenario, the ether splits the block in half. IF you must use ether, either remove the GP harness or use wd40.
Wouldn't splitting the block in half cause low compression?

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Wouldn't splitting the block in half cause low compression?
But it could also destroy some valves or rings thus causing low copmression, which would be far less sucky than splitting a block
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I threw the ether away !!!!! thursday eve I am installing 5 inch exhaust. tonight well my bowling team needs my weak effort lol. Friday I am diving into the valve covers gonna check out the looms and then ohm the glow plugs out with my fluke. does anyone know what ohm readings I should get on the glow plugs.

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For the glowplugs.

I lol'd @ the "weak effort" you contribute to the bowling team.
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Update I have a moving tack while cranking finaly got the thing started unplugged the icp and it still runs shut the truck off and started right up so going to change out the icp


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