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Redneck2708 Redneck2708
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 05/08
Posted: 05/26/08
05:27 PM

I have an 02 F-250 with only 130,000 on it I got it about a year ago & its starting to use oil I think i dont see no oil leaks any where any suggestions. A 7.3 shouldnt be using oil at only 130,00 mile should they. It still runs great. I have 1 more prom. to the check engine light will blink on and off sometimes but it never stay's on. Havent had it hooked up to a computer but any ideas?
                      THANKS  

gunman41mag gunman41mag
Guru | Posts: 1175 | Joined: 01/08
Posted: 05/26/08
05:39 PM

HI Redneck, WELCOME TO DIESEL POWER!!! IF YOU CAN'T FIND ANY LEAKS, CHECK UNDER THE HOOD, WHERE THE TURBO IS CONNECTED TO THE BOOT, DO YOU HAVE ANY OIL STAINS OR FILM?? IF YES IT COULD BE YOUR TURBO OIL SEAL!!  
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needpower needpower
Addict | Posts: 2069 | Joined: 11/07
Posted: 05/26/08
06:35 PM

id say injector o-ring, you may be burning oil. any smoke like blue/black?  
1997 f-250 7.3 powerstroke. just another old truck making big power hahaha
my lug nuts need more torque then what your honda makes

bluetech151 bluetech151
Guru | Posts: 1304 | Joined: 06/07
Posted: 05/26/08
06:47 PM

Smoke analysis


White smoke:
Caused by unburned fuel passing through the engine. Some white smoke is normal on cold start-ups.
Excessive white smoke could be an indication of inoperative glow plugs, loose injectors, low compression from worn rings or bent connecting rods, or coolant leak into the cylinders--head gasket or injector well sleeves.
Black smoke:
Caused by excessive fuel for the amount of air drawn into the cylinders. Some black smoke on hard accel or at higher altitudes is normal.
Excessive black smoke could result from restricted intake or exhaust, inoperative leaking or weak turbo, intake hose(s) leaks, leaking or worn injectors, fuel return or supply restriction, stuck Exhaust backPressure Regulator valve or solenoid. Also PCM inputs such as BARO MAP ICP or EBP sensors.
Blue or blue/white smoke:
Caused by insufficient fuel or oil consumption. Normal when engine is cold or idling for extended periods.
Excessive smoke could be caused by air in the fuel, contaminated fuel, loose or plugged injectors, worn or leaking injector o-rings, thermostat stuck open, oil consumption, or plugged crankcase depression regulator valve. Also PCM inputs such as MAP or ICP sensors.
More information can be found in the Diagnosis  
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needpower needpower
Addict | Posts: 2069 | Joined: 11/07
Posted: 05/26/08
06:52 PM

that sums up the rest of my answer.  
1997 f-250 7.3 powerstroke. just another old truck making big power hahaha
my lug nuts need more torque then what your honda makes