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bucking at 40
Thanks in advance!
I recently acquired a 2000 e450 7.3 powerstroke (my 1st diesel) for my bread route. In anticipation of something bad i joined the forum. Very informative!
The last couple of days were not hard but harder than usual starting, it would chug and buck at times or just go from steady idle to plain stop. Today I had real issues. It took quite a few takes to get it going. Then it would choke, bog and even stall (2x) after around 40mph at running temp. No high end power all day. Foot off the gas, she most likely catches up. Good enough to get back to the lot. Idled ok when I last saw her.
Going on a few reads, I removed the air filter housing and opened the fuel bowl and it looked like toilet water in there. The gas was warm and thin, no sign of debris or clump. I couldnt get the filter out of the housing though, is there a trick to that without breaking it. It was all filth though and needs replacement. The outer screen was brown. Now, the funny thing is, I got a good deal on the truck because it had a fuel leak, I got it fixed and supposedly it was bad o-rings in the fuel/water drain line, so Im hesitant to play with that. He said it works as a pump? Is there any other way to drain the water?
I will also get to the filter underneath the bed, and freshen the oil while im at it, and if it fails ill try the bandit CPS.
Also while playing inside I noticed that oil must be coming up the breather hose because theres some in the intake tubing and some buildup in the turbo. Is that bad?