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post #1 of 14 Old 06-26-2011, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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rough idle and blue smoke at start

i can start my truck in 90 degree weather and it smokes WHITE and can smell raw fuel,when first started, it and 03 7.3 170,000 miles,where should i start with glow plugs,injectors,not losing and oil or coolent,no fuel in oil.thanks for and help.

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any help please
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Check for fuel in coolant its hard to see if you have yellow coolant but if so it could be injector sleeve.
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i checked no fuel in coolent,gonna bring it to the dealer and let them run an cut out test on injectors.
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is it just blue smoke? when was the last time you changed the fuel filter? my truck was doing the same thing and it was just a dirty fuel filter! put some diesel klean in it and change ur filter drive it around it might just be that..
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I have changed my filter and put some lucas injector cleaner,helped a littel but still smoking blue at start till warms up and when i hammer on it blow a puff of blue smoke,and can smell raw fuel all the time,im really thining its an injector.
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if your smelling raw fuel all of the time I would bet on injector cups


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can you replace them with out removing the heads
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Yes. If you can find the tool it is fairly simple. I did mine in a day. Some were easier than others. But all in all I saved myself a lot of money and learned a new task for all my buddies trucks.
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If you want to my the tool it is made Whitaker. I think "Whitaker sleeve puller" Google it. I just used a tap and slide hqmmer though. And to install them an old injector minus solenoid. Good luck.
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