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Old 03-27-2011, 07:29 PM
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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....

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Old 03-27-2011, 10:33 PM
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welcome to the .org... the oil in your intake is normal thats from the CCV(crankcase) and the black muck in the fuel filter, was it oil? if so that could mean bad injector orings.... the stalling is most likely the CPS(cam sensor) its a $25 dollar part, and if the recall hasnt been done on the truck ford does it free still I believe last i heard...
Anyway hope that helps you some and good luck.

Oh last but not least a DIY intake is easiest and best for these trucks.. look it up.
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