I have a problem with my 2001 7.3 Crew Cab Long wheel base 4x4 that i want to figure out before it lays down on me completely.
If i let my truck sit overnight or for a long period of time to where the engine cools completely it will not run after cranking it unless I let it sit and idle for about 10 minutes until it warms to operating temperature.
If I try to pull out before it warms up it will have no power and spit and sputter and go dead. It then takes cycling the glow plugs a few times and cranking on it forever to get it to start back and then it idles like crap and billows white smoke until it warms up. Like I said if I crank it first thing and let it warm up it idles fine.
I've been told that the pintles on the injectors are bad and I need to replace the injector but as much as they cost I want to know exactly whats wrong before I spend a fortune and it not be fixed.
Give me some educated guesses, I sure would like to know what's going on.
I thought of the EBPV but I haven't crawled up on it to see if it's closed. I haven't pulled the codes lately but the cel isn't on. I was told by a friend of mine that's a diesel mechanic at the stealership that it's more than likely the injector pintles going bad.
was your's acting similar to mine? As I said, if I let mine warm up to operating temp it runs like a scalded dog but try to take off as soon I crank it and it won't make it far before it stumbles, sputters and dies.