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Chevy 6.5 diesel: I have a 96 Chevy 1500 6.5 diesel that is

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I have a 96 Chevy 1500 6.5 diesel that is missing under load. I've checked the pmd that's not the problem any suggestions.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.
Hi,My name is Tim,
I will do my best to assist you
how many miles is on the engine?
does it blow white smoke?
tell me all you can
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

The mileage is about 215000. It's always blown white smoke when starting, except when plugged in for cold weather. I live in Iowa.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.
tell me,does the engine light stay on?if so,can you give me the computer codes?
does it blow the smoke when it is missing?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No codes no smoke that I've noticed

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

explain the miss,,is it like one cylender down?

does the engine light stay on?if so,can you give me the codes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I've checked codes says no codes. It's a intermentant missing as you accelerate. Like a miss fire if you easily throttle it's not as noticeable. I've noticed that the canister of the turbo has more than normal oil around it?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.
and you havent noticed any white smoke from the exhaust when it is missing?
it always runs well when it isnt in a pull?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes If I run full throttle at idle no problem it's when I put it in gear and take of and it's a automatic tranny

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.
ok..from the way you explain,i think you may have a bad fuel injector,that is/was common with this diesel engine..though,with it being intermediate,determining the exact injector may be hard to do
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Can I u plug a clogged injector and how what do you recommend?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Is there a way that I can un clog blocked injectors first without taking to a shop?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

well when i say a bad injector,im not necessarily saying that is is clogged,it may be leaking fuel at all times,or may just not be opening would need to be replaced,, thanks