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Eating oil, smokes, everything is wrong with this truck.
I recently purchased this truck, 1999 250 powerstoke 225k. Purchased it using oil and had oil in fuel so I changed injector o rings, 2 were ate-up, thought I cured it.
Now first long drive after o-rings (15 miles in traffic running for 45 min) and its out of oil again!!
Before the trip I had a hard time starting and I am pretty sure the fuel screens in the tank are clogged up as I have to give it throttle for it to stay running for the first few minutes then idled fine when warm but it was smoking more than normal. It was smoking white at idle and dark smoke (blue black idk) on harder acceleration, not to much that I was concerned to drive it. It was sluggish to accelerate, and the turbo noise sounded different.
The truck is still parked 15 miles away or I would do some more looking around on it. Maybe turbo oil seal related? I will look in the coolant tank for oil and see if the turbo wheel has any play. I hope its not piston rings but could it burn 3 gallons of oil that quick?
There was a little oil in the intercooler piping when I had them off for o-rings.
Early 99 7.3