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Well, I checked out a lot of older threads for loud engine knocking and it appears that I might have a bad injector. I want to run my symptoms by you guys before I spend the $$ that I don't have ATM. When I start, the engine fires but I have a lot of white smoke out the exhaust and even a little bit coming out from under the hood but only for about 30 seconds. During that 30 or so seconds the engine chugs at high idle and my glow plug light will pop on once or twice before she smooths out at 1000RPM. Once it's smooth, There is a loud knocking that only seems to be on the driver side of the motor and my oil PSI guage goes from 40 to maybe 45 (2 ticks above 40). After 15 minutes later the idle kicks down to 700, the knock goes away and the oil PSI drops just under 40 PSI. I have no significant loss in power or fuel mileage and it runs great after the engine is warm. The oil has 1000 miles on it and it doesn't smell like fuel. I am new to diesels so I'm not sure about a lot of things on the 6.5 yet. I would appreciate any suggestions or feedback.