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Old 12-18-2010, 06:33 PM
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I have not been driving my truck every day due to horrible gas mileage well I went to start truck wouldn't start had to old gas down the white smoke out the exhaust never seen before any clue to why the smoke oh horrible smell
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:42 PM
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I would imagine it's been sitting a while??? I suspect a bit of water/condensation in the fuel system caused the problem.

Just start it once or twice a week, let it warm up, put some fuel system cleaner in it, add some stabilizer to the fuel it it's gonna sit and it will be fine.
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if it smells like rotten eggs out of the exhaust, you may need a catalytic converter, you can usually check that out by using the heel of your hand to rap the side of the converter, if it sounds like sand moving in a bucket, it is likely bad.
but, old gas also stinks, if you don't drive it often, you need a stabilizer in your gas tank, like STA-BIL, get it at any parts store, even home depot has it, when you put away your lawn mower in the fall, your suppose to put it in & run it so that the mixture goes into the carburetor, then you shut off the fuel & let the engine run out of fuel, of course you can't do that with your truck, but, it helps keep the fuel fresh. Todays gas goes bad real fast, causing varnish build up
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