try cleaning the egr valve passage and egr valve.
"Blow-by" is not good for any engine. It indicates worn internal engine parts (rings)
depends on if your looking for a regular work truck or just wondering who has the most powerful diesel. If your looking for a work truck that is new or used it doesn't matter, the dodge cummins diesel has always been more powerful and longer lasting in terms of the engine and pulling capabilities. The most powerful diesel built for pulling is owned by scheid diesel motorsports, its a cummins diesel that's putting out somewheres around 1600 hp and 2200 ft lbs torque. WRONG!!! Dodge diesels are not good. Dont get me wrong Cummins is by far one of the best diesels ever made but there transmissions cant hang. Chevy has the fastest diesel and overall best diesel in the new diesel market but the 7.3 liter 1994.5 to 2003 ford powerstroke diesels are the best on the road. I have had 12 valve cummins and 24 valve cummins all were good engines but had weak transmissions. My fords have never let me down. EVER! I hate the 6.0 liter engines and the new 6.4 liter is the worst yet but trust me hands down the 7.3 is the longest lasting diesel on the road today. If you don't belive me look it up.
If this is the (S.O.C) single overhead cam, there is no adjustments. The cam is worn, or there is a stuck valve, or broken valve spring. Hope this helps, GOOD LUCK!
It certainly can't be good in any way. Hopefully, you realize that litter boxes do have to be cleaned out.
Run away. That has the 6.2 liter naturally aspired Detroit Diesel V8, and that thing is a dog. Good for fuel mileage, but power is lacking, and the heads are terrible for forming cracks in them.
A good sentence for the word diesel is: Do you want diesel or alkline in your car?
it does not have a timing belt, it is a chain drive which should be good for the life of the car
I changed the EGR valve, PVC valve, now it has gotten worse. I also cleaned the throttle body.
First you get good and drunk then you yell at your kids all day and then you take it in for a pro to fix it
Depends on the EGR valve. A good lot of them can be cleaned and reused. New ones can costs hundreds of dollars.The EGR valve works by routing a small amount of the exhaust gases back into the combustion chamber.See the Related link for more information.To clean the EGR valve, you may be required to remove the vacuum hose and clean out the carbon deposits.
If it is a 12 valve take it to a diesel performance shop, they can do allot of things to help with power and milage; torque plates, governor springs, elevation adjustments, ect. If it is a 24 valve purchase a chip that can get you the type of power your looking for. TST, and Banks build very good safe chips.