I towed the Jeep up past Idaho Springs yesterday and right before I got there the truck started running rough, seemed to me it lost an injector or two. The boost gauage would get erratic under load and it was letting out grey smoke. As I was pretty much there I just pulled into the fuel station where I normally stop to meet with people before heading to the trailhead and unloaded the Jeep.
I got done with wheeling and loaded back home. I started the truck and it was still missing. I pulled out of the fuel station and started heading back home, figured I had no other choice as I couldn't afford a tow from there plus I had the Jeep and trailer.
Started heading back down the pass, the truck was definitely down on power and continually blowing grey smoke when I would give it throttle. Shortly afterwards it started making a really loud tapping/knocking noise that was RPM related. I got all the way back to my exit but when I stopped at a the traffic light just past the exit ramp the truck died and wouldn't start. I managed to get a couple guys in an F-150 to strap me the 3 miles to my house, trailer and all.
This morning I made sure the HPOP resevoir had oil in it (it did) and tried starting it again, no dice. Just for ****s I sprayed a bit of ether at the airfilter and tried again. It started up and continued to run, grey smoke coming out of the exhaust the entire time. I unloaded the Jeep and unhooked the trailer, truck kept running the entire time. I then drove it up my driveway and parked it. After I shut it off I waited almost a minute and then tried to start it up again. It fired up, although a bit hesitantly.
So thats where I'm at now. I'm glad I can get it to start, that makes it easier to test. I've got a guy thats going to bring a scanner over tomorrow to see if there are any codes and to perform some tests. I'm also going to pull the valve covers off and check the wiring there. Any other hints?
2001 F250 CCSB 4X4 Lariat: TS Chip, Mag-Hytech diff cover, Hughes Alum trans pan, A-Pillar gauges (boost, trans, EGT), MBRP exhaust, 6.0L trans cooler
2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon: 3" lift, 37's, trussed axles, full aluminum skids, cage, and more all powered by a minivan motor
2013 Kawasaki 1400GTR : Muzzy's exhaust, Muzzy's lowering links, Throttlemeister