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Old 01-26-2009, 10:01 AM
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Stolen truck, recovered, smokes like hell!

Hi all,
my 02' was stolen a few months ago and recovered 16 days and 1200 miles later. It was found stuck up to the doors in a riverbank! I have been fighting with my insurance company and local Ford dealer for a couple of weeks now over the mechanical condition of the truck. The truck only has 70,000 miles and I bought it off a friend of mine who has owned since new. I went to pick it up from the dealers shop and it wouldn't start, when it did start it smoked worse than any thing I have ever seen before, you literally could not see the truck through the smoke! This truck has never needed to be boosted nor smoked anything more than a slight puff of white on cold starts. The dealers mechanic says the truck is A-1 mechanical condition, the insurance guy is going with what the mechanic says, I have refused to accept or take the truck in it's current condition. Anyone have have thoughts on this or what would be the most likely be damaged?
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:03 AM
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Sounds like you need a second opinion...
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:09 AM
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Wow, your turbo may be smoked. No boost = lots of smoke!
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:40 PM
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Do you know if it was diesel smoke or oil smoke? Was the mechanic that said it was in A-1 condition standing there while it was smoking?
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In my professional opinion I would say it is most likley F^*@$D! I honestly with you the best of luck.
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I'd try to get another opinion, from maybe another ford dealer.
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Definately take it to another dealer
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wow what kind of mechanic would pass that off as A1. Sounds like he might be in the insurance agency's pocket to me... Def try to get a second opinion.
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Hi all,
my 02' was stolen a few months ago and recovered 16 days and 1200 miles later. It was found stuck up to the doors in a riverbank! I have been fighting with my insurance company and local Ford dealer for a couple of weeks now over the mechanical condition of the truck. The truck only has 70,000 miles and I bought it off a friend of mine who has owned since new. I went to pick it up from the dealers shop and it wouldn't start, when it did start it smoked worse than any thing I have ever seen before, you literally could not see the truck through the smoke! This truck has never needed to be boosted nor smoked anything more than a slight puff of white on cold starts. The dealers mechanic says the truck is A-1 mechanical condition, the insurance guy is going with what the mechanic says, I have refused to accept or take the truck in it's current condition. Anyone have have thoughts on this or what would be the most likely be damaged?
I think I would first check the air filter to be sure its not wet or clogged with dirt from the river park job. I would also check both differentials for water in the oil as well as water in the wheel bearings.
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I just finished talking to the insurance appraiser again and he agrees it's smoking excessively. He discussed it with the mechanic and they decided that they are going to replace all the injectors. I insisted on a compression test long before I seen the smoking, good numbers, low was 405psi high was 411psi, pretty damn good if you ask me. The mechanic now figures that it's an injector issue, hope he's right for the 5 grand the insurance company is paying! I let you know what happens next week.
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