As some of you may have seen my other thread, I accidentaly hydrolocked the truck in a pond the other week. I need help trying to figure out what's wrong with it, some here's a list of what's has been done and checked :
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1996 7.3L Powerstroke, Manual 5 speeds.
Water got in engine. Didn't restarted. Got home and removed the glow plugs, cranked her up, dried, reassemble and flush oil and oil filter.
Then drained the fuel filter and started her up.
Since, it's pouring quite a good amount of white/blue-ish smoke out the tailpipe anytime, cold or hot.
- Every test passed on the OBD II scanner (at a reputable diesel shop)
- Running on 8 cylinders
- Loss of power in low rpm range
- Lots of smoke
- Does NOT consume any coolant (and does not have bubbles in coolant tank)
- Oil dipstick shows nothing wrong (water or wierd debris)
- Not any knock that I can hear
- Starts as usual, no longer cranking time
- All 8 glow plugs are working
Today after work I removed the driver side valve cover to take a closer look. While engine is running, all 4 injectors are dripping oil, and if I unplug one the engine wants to die like it should.
All pushrod seems to move correctly.
But I noticed a little bit of smoke (was getting dark, didn't see the color, but it was a light smoke) coming up from the valves holes, and up the oil filler cap (when removed) on the other side.
I will remove the other VC tomorrow to check the other side.
I'd like to take a compression test, but I don't have the meter, and I don't know how.
I don't need to drive the truck now, but will at the end of may, so I need to fix it.
Thanks for your help!