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:tard: I am new to this forum and new to diesel engines. I bought a F250 6.0 new in April 04, 4-door, automatic. I haven't used it for the original purpose very much (hauling my tractor and equipment around), and I have only 48000 miles on it after 5 years. My problem comes from the fact that I failed to change the fuel filter until 45000 miles, due to ignorance of diesel maintenance and failure to read the manual. The engine developed a "miss" or hesitation when I accelerate above 50 or 60 miles an hour. I get puffs of black smoke from the tail pipe (not a steady stream as under extreme acceleration) under light or moderate acceleration. I have added TC3W oil from WalMart and it still does this. Do you think it is an injector fouling or could it be something else? Pardon me for my ignorance, but I was also going through PTSD therapy at the VA for the last 5 years and sometimes my mind was halfway around the world in the jungle again. If anyone has any information, or if you require any more information, please let me know. Thank you.

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thank you for your replies

I want to thank you guys for the information you left on the website. I guess I will have to go to the mechanic for the solution. I can fix a lot of things, but as I said earlier, this is my first diesel. I don't want to wade in too far without knowing more than I do. Thanks again.

PS: I will leave a note here whenever the problem gets corrected.
 
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