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96 Powerstroke loses power.
Hi everyone. I have a 1996 f250 4x4 auto powerstroke. Been having a problem with the truck for the last two months or so.
When I go start the truck in the morning, after my shift at work or anytime it sits for more then a few hours, it starts, runs well for a min or two then while driving loses all power, throttle stops working, smokes blue smoke out of the exhaust and wont shift properly.
Usually I just give it more throttle and eventually it "catches" and gains speed and power back, but runs rough until the truck is warm.
The couple times its died on me during this, it has been hard to start but once started as long as i idle with throttle applied for 5-10 mins it works ok. If i try and let it idle under its own power it dies out.
I replaced the fuel filter a month ago and it worked better for a week, but then the same issues came back, and have slowly been getting worse and worse. Ive been running some Diesel Kleen through it in case it was bad fuel or dirty injectors.
I dont really wanna just throw money at it until i find out what the problem is. Anyone have any ideas? Bad injector? Fuel pump packing it in? Any help is appreciated. thanks!
1996 F250 XLT
Build date 09/95
Regular Cab Automatic 4x4
Fey, Rear 10,000lb Stainless Bumper
4inch Custom Exhaust with MBRP Downpipe and Muffler.