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post #1 of 12 Old 07-23-2011, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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F350 7.3 diesel, white smoke no power

I have a 2001 F350 with the 7.3 diesel. It is really hard starting, i have to turn it over and cycle the plugs numerous times, when i start it up it blows ALOT of white smoke continuously. I changed one injector and 4 glow plugs on the passanger side. The one injector i changed was reading 30 degrees celcius hotter when i shot it with the heat gun so i changed it. Still no fix. Same starting issue, it idles fine but when put in gear and driven it blows more white smoke and it will not go higher than 2000rpm. Any suggestions
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IF your 7.3 starts blowing white smoke, and stumbling - READ THIS - MAT SENSOR

Sounds like it's time to check out the glow plugs and relay. Check out the above link, too.
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update

checked the MAT sensor, not the problem. thanks for trying!!! I have changed all glow plugs on the passanger side but i will try the drivers side too.....would that cause continuous smoke. another thing that concerns me is that when the truck is running and you take off the oil fill cap in continuously puffs white smoke out of the filler tube.
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You've got some serious blow by there. Honestly I would have done all the glow plugs at once and double check the connections to them. Also make sure your valve cover gaskets are good.
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not losing coolent,or any fuel in coolent res.
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It does not seem to be losing coolant or have fuel in the coolant but i will keep an eye on it
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There is what seems to me to be excessive oil coming out of the turbo. All the pipes are wet would a bad turbo cause excessive white smoke
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There is what seems to me to be excessive oil coming out of the turbo. All the pipes are wet would a bad turbo cause excessive white smoke

Do you have oil coming out of the exhaust? If so, then I would definitely think your turbo is bad.
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Yes it could and it could cause a run away turbo too. Now I have seen oil in the pipes before but it is somewhat common. Now if it is dumping oil in through the pipes and you are noticing a drop in oil level then you need to get the turbo freshened up.
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Sounds like you have injector problems, maybe a compression issue. Did you ever get it scanned?

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