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Old 01-01-2010, 11:48 AM
harrywat harrywat is offline
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Originally Posted by farmer32 View Post
I am a new owner of a 1987 300sdl and it starts great idels a little rough however the problem is no power untill 2500 rpm or untill you get up to 20-30 miles per hour. It smokes dark rich smelling not oil. no real oil consumtion. anyboby have an idea for me to start? Iam new to the deisel (plenty of gas powered experience) HELP?
I may have some of this backwards but it appears you may need more air. On a dust free road, remove the air filter and see if things change.

Make sure the tube in the photo is clear, as well the hole going into the intake manifold. I have a white test lead clamp attached to the tube.

Are you up to date on your fuel filter status?

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