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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Taos, NM so near to heaven so close to Texas
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My introduction and a few ?'s....
New to the forum and recent 1st time diesel owner.
I just purchased a 95 f250 with the 7.3 powerstroke.
She has 230k miles and appears to be stock.
I have not really had her out on the road yet, a couple 20mi freeway runs to see how she feels and quite a bit of around town driving. A few times this week either in park (auto tranny), after stopping quickly at a light or while idling thru a parking lot, she has stalled out but restarts without issue. She also seems to miss a cycle, not like a single cylinder drops, but just seems to go quiet for a second and then comes back to life. At first i figured it was the injectors need replaced (and they probably do) but i want to work out any other (ie less expensive) options 1st. I changed the fuel filter today......black and gooey. I noticed an immediate difference upon starting but she still has cut out a time or two. Tomorrow i plan on changing out the air filter...it too is trash. Im not a big puller and not planning any big HP increases. I live at about 8000 feet and drive to 10,000 feet a lot. Im thinking that an S&B drop in (not getting the cooler) is going to breathe a little easier that high up vs. a stock paper filter....thoughts on that? And finally what other areas should i look at before dropping a grand or two replacing injectors and glowplugs. Mileage is tough to gauge but looks to be about 10-12 around town.
Thanks for your time gentlemen and i look forward to learning a lot from y'all!
edit: Also while checking out the air filter today i noticed what appears to be oil inside of the air intake between the filter and the turbo....normal? not normal? really freaking bad?
It wasnt like a puddle of oil but more of a film that i could wipe out with a rag....
Last edited by creekfreak; 03-27-2011 at 08:33 PM.