Originally Posted by Scrim
Hello I am new to this forum and would like to ask for some help. My rig has over 200K and has hardly skipped a beat since new. I am now having a problem with it running poorly. It is hesitating and acting like it has from time to time when just "Blowing it out" took care of the issue. A friend says it is usually the fuel filter on diesels.
Does anyone have experience with this and what are your thoughts?
I see this has been viewed a few times but nobody seems to have any thoughts. Maybe I haven't conveyed my problem well enough. Let me try to explain further...
Hesitating may not be the best explanation. Running rough while driving is another way of putting it, especially when driving uphill. Kind of sputtering... If it were a gas engine I might try replacing the spark plugs for example. Another symptom is the clattering noise when I try to "Blow it Out" by tromping on the accelerator... In the past when it ran poorly tromping on the accelerator did the trick. A big cloud of smoke would come out the tail pipe and then it would run fine for a long time. But that doesn't do it now.
Hope this helps explain things