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Blowing Blue Smoke...Please Help
Hey Ya'll, so I just bought an 01 F350 and I am new to the Powerstroke for the most part. I got the truck to use as a farm truck. I bought it from an old farmer who parked it because he got a "fix it" ticket because of the amount of blue smoke she was pouring out!
Ok so let me tell you about the truck. It was used as a cable reel hauler for a cable pulling company. She has the 7.3 powerstroke and it only has 72K original miles on the dash. Oil was changed roughly every 4K miles and the automatic transmission was replaced at 50K by Ford due to a mechanical failure. It is a crew cab with a factory steel C-M bed over the dually wheels.
So this is what he had done to the truck(or so he says), they replaced the turbo, three injectors on the left bank, the injector harness on the left bank, and completed a successful compression test. The truck was still bellowing blue smoke and he received a ticket in Connecticut for it, he towed it back to Texas and it has been parked ever since. The factory turbo was put in the back seat and the new turbo was taken off and put on another truck(apparently it was a bigger turbo and the guy wanted to use it on his other truck). I have all the parts to put the turbo back on and he says that the turbo works fine, we will see!!!
First question: The truck sat with no turbo on it, the hood seal didnt seal and so the turbo pipe that goes into the plate right by the valve cover on the drivers side is full of rain water. Do I need to tear the engine down and clean this out or what would be the best solution to evacuate the water out of this location?(There is no water in the oil upon a dipstick check)
Second: What should I worry about when I try and get this powerstroke to run again so I can see in person what she is doing?
Third: Once running again, any ideas where I should begin looking for possible causes of the blue smoke? I just cant believe that a motor that was well maintained like this one is blown after 72K miles.
OK, so as I am a rookie, please help me out to try and figure out why this thing is bellowing smoke!