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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cary, IL
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7.3 Weird Smoking Habits
Well it seems I'm having some issues with my new PSD (1996 F250). It takes a few cycles of the glowplugs to fire up in the mornings, even when its 40 degrees out. It blue smokes and when I pull away it normally smokes a nice cloud like i'm fogging for mosquitos. The rest of the day it cold starts fine.
I noticed when i'm taking off (2nd gear), It looses power and I guess bogs around 2,000 rpms. It takes a second to get over that and then it goes on as normal. Sometimes at that Bog rpm range I get alot of blue smoke just like before. Also if I free rev it smokes in that range.
I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it but the truck is from California, and its now in Northern IL. Emissions? Different Diesel Fuel? I'm currently running some Diesel Treatment through it to see if anything changes. It only has like 85,000 on a brand new Ford crate motor done by ford, and 180,000 on the truck. There are no leaks, and I drove it home 2100 with no problems and didn't burn a drop of oil. Any ideas?
I don't want to further damage anything being I just spent alot of cash on the truck!!!
4th Fastest Stock Motor'd Duramax in the Country, being hauled behind my 7.3 Dually with 300k still going strong!