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1997 7.3 help
A little history first
1997 7.3 I have owned it for a bit over a year. 236k miles, I have put on about 6K with no trouble at all (until tonight)
It has always started & ran great, no issues & uses no oil.
I had a blackstone report done at last oil change (2K miles ago) came back great.
Drove it about 8 miles tonight, it sat about an hour. Started back up & drove off with no problems. 1/4 mile later, it starts missing & shaking real bad.
Engine is clattering like its a -10 cold start, shaking like hell & no power.
Limped it home, removed fuel filter, fuel looked murky to me. Drained filter housing & started it back up.
It was hard to start, but she fired & still ran like crap. Like a V8 gasser that has 1 or 2 dead cylinders.
My first thought was that I lost compression in a cyl ?? !!
Could this be a fuel or injector issue ??
I am very mechanicly inclined (built many gas engines) but new to diesels.
I dont know if the CPS has been replaced before, but I cant imagine that it is the original one.
I bought this truck from my company, so I know a little history on it.
Like I said the truck has given me no trouble at all until tonight. It was just like you turned a switch & presto its running like crap.
I really look after this thing & have done a lot of maintenence to it. All filters, fresh oil change etc. even changed the oil in the HPOP
4K miles on the last oil change & it did not use a drop, which was amazing to me for 236k miles.
Any help, or ideas where to start would be greatly appreciated.