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Lots of unwanted smoke..

This ordeal started, when I bought my e99 F350. I didn't find out until after the purchase, that the PO had run WVO through it. I have no source for WVO, but have access to a lot of WMO. I thin it with kero and run it through 5 filters and a centrifuge.

After running one tank of my WMO through it, it started smoking quite a bit at idle and low throttle. It then started missing. Thinking I had a hung injector, the PO brought another set of AB injectors to me and also installed them for me. The truck ran flawless for a week, then started smoking again. It now has a slight fuel knock on one cylinder. The truck is parked again, until I can figure out what to do next.

I'm not here, to debate the use of WMO. I do believe that it has possibly loosened the WVO residue in the fuel system and has one or more things clogged. If I may be wrong about this, please let me know. I'm looking for possibilities and things to check/clean. I have a set of AD injectors that I can put in the truck, if need be. I would like to be fairly sure that this problem won't happen a third time. I cannot afford yet another set of injectors.

If anyone has any suggestions on things for me to check/clean, please let me know. I have a schrader valve coming for it, to check the fuel pressure and need to know what else to look for.

Thanks in advance... I really need the help!

P.S. This picture is from the first time it was smoking. It looks almost identical now, except the smoke is more gray.


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And just so you all know, you can't jump one of these trucks from a Honda Civic...
99 F350 7.3 PSD CC Auto 3.73 4x4... The money pit!

97 F350 7.3 PSD CC E4OD 4.10 4x4 193,500 miles... *The BLUE one

2003 Sunline F-311 SR 33' 5th Wheel..
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Well, there is WMO discussion elsewhere so I'll keep it short. WMO runs in tractors cause they will run on anything.

I bet its the WMO causing the injector failure. I would clean the whole fuel system out and try it on ULSD if you dont lose injectors, then you get to have a WMO vs fuel argument with your wallet.
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I'm not here, to debate the use of WMO.
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Well, there is WMO discussion elsewhere so I'll keep it short. WMO runs in tractors cause they will run on anything.

I bet its the WMO causing the injector failure. I would clean the whole fuel system out and try it on ULSD if you dont lose injectors, then you get to have a WMO vs fuel argument with your wallet.
I've been running WMO for three years and this is the first problem I've had with it. I'm running a mix of 50% pump diesel and 50% thinned WMO. I am waiting on new O-rings and plan on cleaning out the whole fuel system. My original post was intended to get some suggestions, of other things to check. Thank you, for your suggestion.

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And just so you all know, you can't jump one of these trucks from a Honda Civic...
99 F350 7.3 PSD CC Auto 3.73 4x4... The money pit!

97 F350 7.3 PSD CC E4OD 4.10 4x4 193,500 miles... *The BLUE one

2003 Sunline F-311 SR 33' 5th Wheel..
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Did you have any luck diagnosing your smoking problem? My rig does this as well if I have to much oil in the mix. I previously ran mine on vege fuels and had two of the injectors replaced due to them sticking open to return. Now I think that the other two are trying to fail. I wish there was a way to get what ever coating from vege fuels to dissolve and move through to the tank. I really do not want to replace two more injectors if them can be some how cleaned...
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Did you have any luck diagnosing your smoking problem? My rig does this as well if I have to much oil in the mix. I previously ran mine on vege fuels and had two of the injectors replaced due to them sticking open to return. Now I think that the other two are trying to fail. I wish there was a way to get what ever coating from vege fuels to dissolve and move through to the tank. I really do not want to replace two more injectors if them can be some how cleaned...

Once I changed the fuel filter a few times, my problem has gone away... (Knocking on wood!) My truck is running pretty good now. When I have my mix too thick, I tend to get more smoke.

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And just so you all know, you can't jump one of these trucks from a Honda Civic...
99 F350 7.3 PSD CC Auto 3.73 4x4... The money pit!

97 F350 7.3 PSD CC E4OD 4.10 4x4 193,500 miles... *The BLUE one

2003 Sunline F-311 SR 33' 5th Wheel..
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