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Hey guys my name is Matt. I'm new to the community and picked up my first diesel truck Sunday. I have always been around them with my friends and stuff but never pulled the trigger on buying my own until now. It's a '97 F-250 Single Cab Longbed 5-speed with the 7.3. It runs and looks great but I'm having a bit of an issue with the TS-6 position chip the guy had installed on it. I was assuming it would be as follows from left to right:

1. High idle for warmup
2. Stock Tune
3. Performance Setting 1
4. Performance Setting 2
5. Performance Setting 3
6. Performance Setting 4

But...If I take it off of high idle, it's hard to drive. It acts like it's idled so low that it's going to die and smokes like crazy on any other setting besides high idle. Even the lowest setting just idling completely fills my carport with smoke. It has a fuel pressure gauge in the cab and as I turn the settings up the fuel pressure increases which sounds normal to me but the fact that it doesn't seem like there is a stock tune worries me. Are they supposed to act this way or do you think he slipped in all custom tunes and removed the stock tune? I'm all about turning it up and seeing what it's got but not until I choose to do so. He also mentioned that it has 200 shot injectors so that may be a contributing factor?
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Is the smoke black, white or gray. Some whiteish smoke on cold startup is normal.

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The smoke is light grey and it's not on startup it's any time it's off of the high idle setting. I just let it run on high idle on my lunch break to warm up. I switched it over to the first performance setting and drove it out the road. Then I brought it home and it still does it during idle on that same setting. Here's a video of what I'm talking about:

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Is there any way you can contact the previous owner to find out exactly what has been done to the truck performance wise?
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if they are stage 1 or 2 you should just pull the chip and see if it still smokes, if they are hybrids your gonna have a lot of smoke anyway, but pull the chip and see if it smokes still, and if nothing send it off for a re burn

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Ok will there be any chance of messing up the computer by just unplugging the chip? Should I disconnect the battery? Does it just make it like a stock powerstroke again (well unless it has bigger injectors of course) And when I pull it, if it still smokes does that indicate bigger injectors? I contacted the guy twice and he is supposed to email me the reciepts for the work but he hasn't yet. Thanks for the help by the way.
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You shouldn't be driving around on high idle. Just take the chip out and see what happens? Does it idle rough?

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i never have disconnected the batteries but your could if you wanted to be sure, just pull the chip, only way your truck would smoke afterwards are if you have hybrids and are driving, it shouldnt smoke much at all if it is idling, but stage 1 or 2 sticks wont smoke at all since your truck wouldnt know it has bigger sticks if it aint tuned for it. good luck

with your white grey smoke issue could it be injector o rings?

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Ok I'll disconnect it when I get off work and see if it makes it stop pouring grey smoke at idle. If I do have bigger injectors, would the TSP chip know what to do with them with a factory reflash? I have an edge evolution that the guy threw in as well but it wasn't stacked or plugged in or anything. If that could save me $50 on having the TSP reburned then I'll go that route.
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It states to disconnect the batteries in the installation directions of the TS chip when you purchase it. It also states that it could possibly burn up your PCM, so....

Yea, anytime your dealing in currents, I'd recommend disconnecting the battery.
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