Originally Posted by Elwood P Dowd
Ok so I've got a 2000 F350 with the 7.3 and 127,000 miles. I remember when I took this truck for a test drive when I would really get into it and before the turbo really spooled up I was see a pretty good amount of black smoke. Nothing alarming just typical diesel stuff. My Question is now that I've had it a few months I dont see that any more. Did the computer just "learn" that my foot is heavier than the previous owners or should I be getting this checked out. The truck seems to run fine but now when I really get into it I just see nothing or if anything my exhaust has a slight grey look to it if I remember right. I dont have any gauges yet so I cant check boost or exhaust temps.
Is it cold where you live?...my turbo seems to light faster when the air is cold and the air is dense, which makes my truck smoke a little less than when its hot out...also, we've got a '99 PSD farm truck, and when my dad takes it for a while and babies it, it smokes a good bit when I get in it drive and run it hard, I guess it just builds up in there and waits for me to blow it out, it'll smoke good for a day or 2 then clears up with me driving it