7.3 smokes and makes noise all of a sudden - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 12-25-2007, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question 7.3 smokes and makes noise all of a sudden

Hello all

New to this forum but have been trying to research my problem but I just can figure it out so here goes…

I have a 1999 F350 with the 7.3.
I was driving down the interstate about 75 and all of a sudden the ticking of the injectors and normal diesel sound just got a lot louder, like something had broke. I still had oil pressure and made boost and nothing was hot. I pulled over and opened up the hood and the ticking sound was up high on the passenger side and there was a lot of smoke coming from the back of the engine like it might be turbo.

Since it was dark out it was hard to see so I didn’t do much more investigating. The next day I got it towed, by a Cummins back to town, how embarrassing my 1 ton dually behind the little dodge. Any way after looking at it, it appears there is some oil on the right side up pipe, leaking from the joint at the turbo flange. I pulled the vale covers and there was nothing visible broken. I also pulled the injectors to inspect and didn’t see anything noticeable wrong. There doesn’t seem to be any shaft play in the turbo, so I just dont know. I does seem like there is more oil in the right rear cylinder, after I pulled the injectors, so could it have been bag injector o-rings, they did look a little hard on that injector?

A couple other things:

I tried to start it after we sat on the rode for a while and it just clicked like it was hydro-locked, so I didn’t try anymore. The next day before I loaded it, it fired and smoke a lot, but I didn’t notice the clicking sound so much, but I only ran it for about 20 sec.
I also pressurized the cooling system and no cracked cups or leaks that I can see.

So any ideas or what to check now??? Thank for the help guys and great forum!
rxweelo is offline  
post #2 of 5 Old 12-25-2007, 08:16 AM
KVFD
 
redstroker_2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Posts: 4,061
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to redstroker_2002
welcome to the.org

-Josh

2008 2500 LMM- Deleted, Blocked, Fueled, & Tuned by:
redstroker_2002 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 12-25-2007, 08:22 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
benderado's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Casper, WY
Posts: 317
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Not completly sure what your problem is........heres a bump for ya

HI.....I'm Kyle
RIP: 1996 F-250 X-Cab Long Bed
Now: 2006 Ram 2500 CC SB SLT 6 Speed
benderado is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 12-26-2007, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Anybody got any ideas?
rxweelo is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 12-26-2007, 06:01 AM
ADMIN AND TECH


 
SCUFFY828's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: winston salem north carolina
Posts: 9,314
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
sounds like an injector is coming loose and causing it to pump fuelnto the cylinder therefore causing the smoke bad knocking from the engine and it will cause hydrolock if bad enough

SCUFFY828@POWERSTROKE.ORG
ITS STOCK
SCUFFY828 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome