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HELP ! ! ! 2001 F-350 Shaking, Trying to stay alive NO SMOKE!!! (No CEL)
Alright guys, Ive got a stupid question, but then again my coffee hasn't kicked in... I got woke up by a buddy of mine calling to offer me an '01 F-350 Crew Cab, Short bed, 7.3, Auto, 4x4 (with 430K ALL HIGHWAY MILES... used to tour the country pulling a 17" travel trailer - full service records since left the dealership floor - Meticulously maintained)
100% stock condition still....
Asking Price: $2500.00
So I went to look at it (his dads old truck, been sitting for 6 months since his passing)---- Yes, properly stored... fluids drained, we refiled with fresh oil, coolant, fuel, and replaced ALL the filters... (so not any of the obvious (even left the truck running for 15 min to count out air in the fuel lines.
Beautiful truck cosmetically... here's the problems and I wanna get some info on it before I decide to buy it... or if you guys think its a good deal in this condition.. as I want a new toy.. and my wife says my "good hubby gift" is about due again...
The truck struggled to start... but when she fired she loped really really bad, and vibrated the entire truck, sounded like she was trying to run the entire motor off one cyl. struggling to stay "lit"
theres NO SMOKE of any kind coming from the truck (white or any color) when you give her fuel the RPM's go up, and so does the Vibration frequency....Kinda feels like shes trying to shake herself to death.
NO CEL either...
Ill post a link to a video (youtube) here later today if it will help anybody with actually seeing or hearing the problem
Im thinking it needs an Injector job, and while Im there I would just swap the glow plugs and the relays also.
If it is injectors should I swap all 8 (due to mileage) or just the affected ones?
anything else you would recommend that I do if I get this truck???
And how hard is it do the replacement yourself vs. a mechanic?
USMC 1st MARDIV
2005 6.0L F-250 LARIAT CCSB, 4X4, Auto 281K miles
CREW CAB, EGR Delete, 4" Turbo Back, Straight Piped (Bully Dog Triple Dog... Just for Gauges
2003 F350 Lariat, CCLB, 4x4, Auto, 6637 Mod, Gunny HUD Mod, 98,627 ORIG MILES
PARKED PENDING INSTALL OF THE
7.3 SUPER BLACK MAMBA MOTOR
Last edited by GunnyRappUSMC; 07-31-2012 at 07:11 AM.
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