Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Windham, ME
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
It sounds like you have 2 or more burned out glow plugs. Replacing them with a new set of plugs from the Ford or Navistar dealership should fix things.
As far as the lack of power in the mountains, that's typical for a naturally-aspirated diesel. If the engine starts lugging drop down a gear and get the RPMs up to keep from melting a piston.
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1991 F350 Lariat XLT, 7.3l, 5-speed, crew cab, SRW, 3.55, 2WD.
1990 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, in the process of a major overhaul/upgrade. OM617 on the horizon! Front & rear Dana 44s from a Wagoneer till I get some 1-ton axles built & narrowed, and eventually a front shackle reversal. Diesel YJ, bay-BEE, and not a cookie-cutter 4BT conversion!