Starts fine, idles fine, but loses power and can stall
I have a 2000 F250SD Diesel with 128K miles. I live in SoCal so it doesn't get to cold. When I start the truck in the morning, it starts fine, idles fine, but as soon as I drive it it starts losing power, running real rough and does stall if I can't baby the throttle well enough. After stalling I have to crank the engine over for at least 30-40 secs before it starts to sound like it wants to run, then it either starts or I have to try it again. After getting to restart, it runs rough for another minute, then everything is fine and it runs great.
This started about 2 weeks ago, when the weather got colder, around 42F overnight.
Batteries are 5 years old and I have them scheduled to be replaced soon.
Also, last year when I was in the mountains at around 6500ft and 25F temps overnight, I couldn't start it. Lots of white smoke, but no fire. I finally did get it started, but it took 45 minutes.
Any help would be appreciated. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
I know I'm well overdue for an oil change. And I'm going to Amsoil with their dual filter system.
2000 F250SD 4x4 CC LB SRW, 7.3L, 4" SS Exhaust, K&N Intake Filter, "A" pilar guages, Autometer Trans Temp, EGT, Boost, Amsoil through out, Amsoil 2 stage filter system, Mag-Hytec trans pan & dif cover, Banks Big Head Waste Gate, FactoryTech Valve Body, 315 BFG KOs & Yes I made the 315 spare fit, Rancho 9000 shocks, Tru-Cool Max trans cooler, Aux/BU Lights, T/C lock. Next: Fuel System Mods, Max A/C mod.
1975 TLC 2F, H42, 4.88 gears, Power Steering, Shackle Revearsal, Next: SOA, Rear Disc Brake mods
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