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I am new and have issues (7.3 psd)
hi my name is rob and i am new here. i have had my truck for a year and a half. just for some background i have a 1994.5 psd 4x4 5 speed 185,000 mi 3" downpipe to 4" back, intake, tony wildman tuner with extreem (100hp), lifted on 37s, 355 gears.
heres where my issues started. 4 months ago i was driving, about 3 minutes after startup it had no power and billowing black smoke. it stalled a few seconds later. it wouldnt restart for about 10 mins. when it restarted it seemed to run fine althow it had an extended crank for about a week after.
now 4 months later its been running fine untill last week i was camping and when i went to leave it did the same thing. it was about 2 mins after startup and it had no power and stalled. it didnt take so long to restart this time (about 4 mins) i took up and down the road and it had thick black smoke but ran alright untill i got on it then it would spit and sputter then stalled on me when i was on it at around 55 mph. i pop started it and it fireed right back up. then ran fine except the extended crank. the extended crank was gone by the time i got home (200 mi) and it ran fine the whole way.
now my real issue: both times i was a little low on oil ( was on stick but below the low mark). in the past i have had to add about 5-9 qts between oil changes (5000 mi) i do dribble oil but not a ton. i will leave maby 2 drops the size of a quarter when i park all day at work. in the past week i have gone threw 6+ qts with no extra leaking. i also am smoking at an idle white/ grey. before anyone blames the tuner i pulled it out last week when i got home from camping in case that was the sorce of my stalling issue. i have noticed a oil burning smell on decell engine braking for about 2 months and have noticed more black smoke on accell (did have tuner). i pulled both sides of intake side of turbo and found very slight oil resadue but not 6 qts in 600 mi worth. i dont know alot about diesels as i work in a shop that wont tuch them. when i felt the blades in the turbo they do have slight up and down play ( dont know if it was excessive).
sorry for the long post but didnt want to leave any info out. also sorry for my spelling i know i suck at it. hope someone can help.