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2001 7.3l has been starting but running bad with some Blue…

2001 7.3l has been starting...
2001 7.3l has been starting but running bad with some Blue exhaust smoke. After engine warms up it runs great. Thought maybe the glow plug relay was bad. Ordered one offline and waiting fo it to come in. Yesterday the truck did not start but was quite a it colder this did not surprise me. I plugged the truck in and headed out of town. This morning the truck would not start. Truck was still plugged in. After long cranks it would finally start. Run rough and die. I put a meter on the glow plug relay and have voltage when key is tuned on but before it clicks the voltage drops to zero. Could this still be the glow plug solenoid?
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Is the blue smoke just on startup or until the engine warns up about 15 minutes?

Have you tested your glow plugs to see if they all are getting power and all will heat up?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Usually until it warms up. Testing glow plugs now.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Glow plugs should be around .8 ohms? I’m showing continuity?

Is the oil level going down over the course of an oil change interval?

Have you checked the fuel filter housing for what appears to be oil in the fuel?

Any signs of oil in the pipes to and from the turbo?

Typical resistance value of a good glow plug and wiring is 1 ohm, plug power wire to engine ground

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok. So just had the truck in for service at ford last week. So I ASSumed that the oil was fine. How ever it was 6 quarts low. Am I looking at a turbo?

Low oil means you are using oil. This to blame could be:

Excessive blow by, remove the oil cap and lay it on the oil fill at an angle, it should not blow off

turbo seals, check the pipes for oil in them on the intake and exhaust side

Injector Orings, check for oil in the fuel in the filter bowl

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks. Oil cap did say fine over the fill port.
A buddy stopped over with autoenginuity and cylinder contribution test shows P0284 cylinder 8 injector circuit contribution/balance vault?
Truck is running so wanted to run some tests with the computer before shutting down.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
KOER test preformed successful.

I can see the injector causing a miss and black smoke but not blue. We need to check the fuel filter and turbo next.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks for your help. Will have to do that tomorrow. Need to get to class now.

You are welcome

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
there’s definitely oil in the fuel bowl

Oil in the fuel. I would replace the injector seals and check the injector sleeves/cups for any damage.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How would you suggest to evacuate the fuel and oil from cylinder? Any way to narrow down what ones are bad? Besides popping them all out?

Remove the glow plug and crank the engine and that will blow out any fluids in the cylinder.

You can start with number 8 and give it a shot, beyond that unless one cylinder has less power than the others, it is hard to determine which is to blame

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