Ok, so when i go to turn my truck on she’ll sit there and chug as it starts. usually a few seconds and then roars up just fine. However I’ve noticed a couple of distinct things.
- when it does start i see a second or three of black exhaust come from the tail pipe.
- if its been started recently. IE within 24 hrs it has problems. but if i leave it over a weekend then the first start has no problems.
- Last weekend we replaced the Fuel filter and the first few starts there was significantly less problems starting but after 5 starts its back to doing it again.
I checked and the fuel pump does work, I’ve tried changing the fuel filter ( #2 above), and put sea foam into the gas tank hoping to help clean out any gunk in the lines somewhere. It does turn on and when it does it runs great so i know its not having electrical problems as well as the alternator is charging like normal.
Im about to take it in for an oil change and see if that does anything, and I’m praying its not a clog in the Catylitic converter.
Im in the Air Force so i don’t get a ton of time to work on it and I’m relatively auto dumb but i have a friend that is much more auto savvy. That can help me if i can figure out whats going on.
Thanks for any help!