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Old 08-22-2010, 05:32 AM
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Advice please

This is a video of a truck we would like to buy the current owner says there is something wrong with the motor.I owe a 6.0L so have no clue what sounds normal for a 7.3L will one of you guy watch and listen and see what you think it might be.I know it's a long shot,but I'm not up for buying a truck that needs a motor or rebuild.


I have a feeling it needs injectors.

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Old 08-22-2010, 10:58 AM
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sounds like a typical 7.3 not running some kinda fuel additive to the pos ULSD crap. Started a little hard IMO. the white smoke is ok if it clears when it warms up but if thats constant theres an issue... honestly you need to get more info then 'there's something wrong with the engine" thats not gonna do any good. could be alotta things.. could be nothing i dunno!
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:06 AM
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sounds normal to me. If it was me I would let it warm up and take it for a spin. see if it still smokes. check for codes do a buzz test and contribution test. how many miles?
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Doesn't sound bad. Pull the fuel filter and check it. Might pour some ATF or something in the fuel bowl then start it up. That'll clear out the injectors.
Was someone banging on metal in the vid? Sounded bad if it was the engine
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