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Old 08-28-2010, 12:06 PM
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Help deciding if it is worth it to keep truck

Hello
I have a 2000 f-350 4 door 4x4 powerstroke with a 7.3 with 200k miles.
when i bought this truck on ebay I was very excited because for me it was my dream truck . I have about 13k invested and all maintenence is up to date.
Here is the problem.
I was driving and the truck started smoking horibly, it used crazy amounts of oil in like 10 miles. I took it too a mchanic who knows these motors well.
he replaced my o-rings around the injectors, i also had him do a compresion test, I was freeked out that the truck was damaged. anyway he found that one cylender was much lower on compresion than the others ???

? could this have been caused by it running low on oil for that time period and could it fix itself now that oil is suficiant ???

the truck runs great, it does not do anything strange etc. his sugestion was possibly to sell the truck because if it gets worse the truck is worth nothing.

I would like to keep it if i can trust it , i would like to use it for 100k more miles if possible, ??????

any sugestions out there ???

p.s. I am a mchanic and can perform work on it if i have too. ?

thanks
boonie

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Old 08-28-2010, 06:45 PM
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Do you know what the compression test number. Also have you done a leak down test.
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I bet it has a broken filter box tab, or has a K&N drop in... What does the turbo look
like? Nice straight fins, or worn?
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I bet it has a broken filter box tab, or has a K&N drop in... What does the turbo look
like? Nice straight fins, or worn?
they did tell me it was the cylender that ususally gos bad, somthing about the airbox ? also which one is that ? it has been awhile since i had this test done. Also point me in the right direction, should i check the turbo fins ?
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:03 PM
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Do you know what the compression test number. Also have you done a leak down test.
???? should I have that done , again, I have driven it 500 miles or so since they tested it a year ago ?
kr
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???? should I have that done , again, I have driven it 500 miles or so since they tested it a year ago ?
kr
basicly when i asked about a leak down test is, im not sure exactly how they do it but you can lose compression threw the rings or a damaged obviously but if something like a valve sticking part way open can lose compression to and that would be a easy fix compared to a piston or rings. basicly why i asked is if anymore investgating was done and before i forget of that 500 mile did it smoke during it or not run quite right.
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