99 7.3 problems
I'm reposting here as I have not had any response yet. I'm interested in this truck that has 168k on it. It has a check engine light that comes on and off when driving. The owner says it's tripping a fuel injector code. He had it checked out and was told it could be the fuel injector o-rings or it could be the piston rings. He says it doesn't use much oil between oil changes, never needing topping off and he changes it every 3-4k with Rotella. If it is the rings, is it possible they are stuck? If so is there a way to fix that? It drives nice. It puffed white smoke when I started it warm and black smoke only when I pushed the throttle down all the way. He also says it's difficult to start in the winter time and he had put Autolite glow plugs in it. He said he thought Bosch were better. The bed has a few rust spots on it and I noticed it appeared to be a factory paint job, but a thin amount of body filler was there. Did Ford use body filler on the beds? Anyways, I'm new to looking at Fords and diesels and need a little guidance and am new to the thread. Thanks.