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DIAGNOSE MY TRUCK PLEASE- 2000 7.3L
So I am completely new to the diesel word with the exception of tractors and military experience. I just got my first deisel - 2000 f250 ec 7.3l 6 speed 156k. I would like to ask a few general questions though I have no major problems at the moment. It is cold here in Oregon about 40-50 every night. Truck starts hard in morning if not plugged in... white smoke out of tail pipe- takes about 1min to start after trying on and off. I wait for "wait to start light" to turn off as well. If i plug in the truck then it starts great. I thought it was glow plugs at first but i changed those out my self and same problem. From reading other posts my hunches are- FUEL INJECTORS, GP RELAY, OR "HPOP" WHICH I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THAT OIL PUMP. In addition my truck puffs pretty good amount of black smoke when accelerating even if very warm.... especially underload or under 1500rpm. I did have residual oil in y-pipe and intercooler pipes but i understand this is pretty normal because of the crank case vent... Thankyou in advance to all who reply. - Nick
Last edited by NW USMC VET; 03-27-2011 at 08:10 PM.