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Old November 12th, 2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default 7.3 Diesel smokes at idle

Looking at buying an 03 F-250 Crew cab lariat 4x4 7.3 PSD fairly clean with 337k miles for a pretty decent deal. At cold start it smoked white smoke for a while, then was still puffing a good amount of white / blueish smoke once warm. I drove it for a good half hour, parked it and let it sit for about 5 mins, then it started puffing a good amount of white / blue tinted smoke again and progressively got worse. Got it back on the road and it'll clear right up with no smoke at all under load. At idle it roughs a little rough like its got a miss, but while driving it runs fine. Any ideas what this could be??? $5,200 for this truck seems like a good deal to me even with the miles and work it needs. The body is very solid and its a very nice looking truck. Has brand new tires 6 months ago and all new front end parts. Seems like a decent deal... but maybe someone here could help me out on this.

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