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2000 F250 Injectors - HELP!
I am newbie to the forum, and most definitely NOT a mechanic! If this post does not belong in this category, please move it.
I bought a used 2000 Ford F 250 4 x 4 with 7.3L Powerstroke Turbo two years ago, and it has 130,000 miles on it. I installed a TS Performance chip in it myself about a year ago, and have been running it on the #1 position since I installed it.
Hooked up the 37 foot 5th wheel to it Tuesday, and took off up in the mountains. Put the switch into #2 position (i think that is the 75 HP position) because we were in fairly steep mountains.
PROBLEM: I heard a small problem in the turbo I think like it was whirrrrring more than normal. Stopped for the night, headed down hill the next morning, and all of a sudden I thought the trailer was on fire!! But it was the truck blowing pure white smoke solid out the exhaust, and what looked like liquid fuel and oil mix. Had it towed 250 miles to home.
We live way out in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the Sonora desert, so there are no mechanics out here. We took the truck 75 miles to Blythe Calif.
The mechanic said I had blown an injector, and that while replacing one, I should just replace all eight to the tune of $4500.00. Does this sound right to y'all? Can I (I am fairly mechanically inclined) change out the injectors myself? Does it take special tools (I have a jillion hand tools)? Do I need to have a lot of mechanical knowlege? I have never tackled anything on diesels.
Any and alllllllll advice greatly appreciated.
I need some advice guys.....Quick !!