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Could be I was using the wrong part number for the 03s as I tried White Bear, Tasca, etc. All that was popping up were Dorman parts on eBay, not good.
There may be a few things going on at the same time. I've known that there are injector issues that have been corrected with Harry's magic fluid. I've having a hard time telling the odor in the exhaust as my olfactory abilities are severely diminished from too much farming dust.
Smoke is strong at first start up (cold now, but not sure if it's a factor), to me it has a slight blue tinge. Never see it again during the day including hours of shutdown. EOT/ECT has climbed to typically 10 degrees with excursions to 12 at 70mph, which should have not been an issue with the 03 cooler, but who knows what was put in at the Ford rebuilder.
No bottle puking so it should not be HGs, but ...... At first my thinking was an injector due my expectations of 03 EGR cooler robustness, but then saw the lowered coolant level. The other day when I started it after sitting a week and felt the skipping at 2k the HG thoughts crept in. The smoke is not what I remember from 4 years ago when I lost cyl 7 with a scored cylinder. Filler cap removal does not show excessive blow by but I don't have the sensitive gauge.
Fuel gauge still shows the rhythmic sweep I mentioned in the other thread. Fuel cap removal two weeks ago did not show bubbles in the canister when I cracked over the motor using the single wire disconnected at the pass fender to battery post jump. Did not notice any variation in rotational speed between cylinders that would indicate singular low compression but thought I may have heard a thump in the intake. God I hate rebuilt motors.
Formerly FMTRVT, Manager of Vehicle Testing - Brakes
2003 F-350SC Lariat 4x4 6.0L Auto
Truck Modifications as below in Pictorials on Facebook. Google - Facebook TooManyToys
Step Lights;Painted Flanges; Bypass Oil Filter; Heated Mirror Switch; Reverse Lights; 7.3L Fuel Reg Shim; 6 Disc Radio Speed Volume Mod; Coolant Filter, etc.