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99 with white smoke on start, loading up, no power.
I've read through a bunch of white smoke threads and mine seems different, hopefully its an easy fix. I'm away from home in the car right now, when I get back in a week or so I have to hook the camper to the truck and tow it to my next job, probably 400+ miles. Should have 2 or three days to work on truck, but ill be bringing plenty of tools with me in case.
Anyways, here's the problem. When I start the truck there is a lot of white smoke and it typically idled rough. It will continually blow smoke until I get on the road and floor it. Normally if I drive agressively enough for a mile or so it will clear out and run normally the rest of the day. If I don't get it cleared out in time, meaning over about 1 minute of idle or a few miles of driving easily, it won't clear up.
What I have to do then is pull the filter and put 1/2 bottle of Lucas injector cleaner in. After starting then it will blow a big smoke cloud out then all is well until the next day, where the procedure starts over.
Truck is an early 99, 180,000 miles, stock except for exhaust and edge programmer. It does the same regardless of what the edge is set for,.including stock settings. I changed glow plugs and relay this winter, and the previous owner changed injectors about 20,000 miles ago. It is confirmed by others that they were changed, but I don't know what was installed. Also the turbo is new, fuel filter new, oil recently changed. Compression is unknown. The glow plugs were.spotless when I pulled them, no build up at all.