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post #1 of 7 Old 03-03-2011, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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i bought a 1997 f-250 with 90,000 miles on it.when i start the truck up it blows alot of black smoke out. when i start to drive it boogs out on my like a gas truck getting to much gas. my diesel is only getting 8 miles to the gallon. thanks
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-04-2011, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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can someone please help me.
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Check your wiring harnesses under your valve covers. Make sure all your ends are properly connected. One of your connectors may be melted.
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-04-2011, 12:58 PM
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Can you hear your turbo spooling?

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^^^ That was my thought. If you're not getting the air, you're going to be down on power and up on smoke because of a lack of airflow.


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would this make a knocking sound to?
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what does it mean if i hear my turbo spooling?
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