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Old 11-05-2010, 07:06 PM
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white/blue smoke and ruff idle

Today i was driving home from work going up a hill and i looked at my gauge and i was at 25 psi of boost. I came to the stop sign and my truck was idling really ruff and hazing smoke. If i get on it a little it blow a lot more and then it makes a noise like the turbos kinda surging out of the intake but i dont know for sure. It said i had about an 1/8 to 1/4 tank of fuel. Then i shut it off and started it again and the low fuel light came on. What could be my problems? I called a diesel mechanic and he said most likely turbo but im hoping not. Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:11 PM
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No help.............

Just noticed you're in Eagle River. I grew up in the Eagle Wood/Parkview Terrace area............Man I miss it up there


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Old 11-05-2010, 07:53 PM
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yep... Eagle river problems...
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To check the turbo pull off the intake tube, reach in with your fingers and give the impeller a wiggle side to side and in and out. It should not move much at all. Also check tailpipe for oil. If the seals go it will leak out that way. Either problem means new turbo.

Check to see if you're getting fuel. Drain the bowl with the valve, then pull the filter and have someone key it over to the on (but not start) position while you watch to see how fast the bowl fills. Should fill pretty quick. When my fuel pump died it idled ok, but had zero power and shook badly while blowing amazing amounts of white smoke.

There's two free things to try. Hope it helps!
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:37 PM
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I also noticed im low on oil. Its not reading on the dip stick and i do not have any known leaks
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:35 PM
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Now that ya have filled the oil how does it run? Any play in the turbo shaft?
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:37 PM
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no theres no shaft play but my step dads the manager at the local ford dealer and i talked to the lead diesel mechanic and he said just because theres no shaft play dosnt mean the turbo is good. He said the back seal could be just out. But hes convinced it is something to do with my injectors now. He is letting me take his big scanner home on monday and he said it will tell me what injector is not up to par
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:57 PM
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wow could be very simple...like a water pump? and maybe you should just take a look under the hood once in a while to see if ya have some black stuff that helps your engine out.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:12 PM
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I pulled the vc off yesterday and found a bent push rod. The injector and everything else looked good. I went and got a new push rod today and put it all back together and its still doing the same thing. Didn't even run right for a minute. Im going to do a compression check tomorrow. I really hope i dont have a hole in my piston. What else could it be?
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