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Old 09-26-2009, 08:45 AM
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white smoke on start.

Started my truck and a puff of white smoke came out. Then as I pulled away, it was pouring some smoke. But then it stopped. Has been puking alot lately. EGR?

I plan on getting the FDCP within the next month or so.
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:05 AM
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Maybe condensation in the pipes? How long does it blow white smoke for? Last winter I was blowing white smoke for a while and it turned out to be water in the diesel fuel I was using.
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if it's puking and white smoke out tailpipe I would suspect EGR cooler to start. Just delete it completely, it will do your truck a world of good to get rid of it. May also be studs, but EGR is simpler fix first.
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Yep! the coolant puking is not a good sign though. the best and most inexpensive way to test for small HG leak. you will need a few items.


A spare degas cap
a turkey baster
a 1/4" pipe to 3/16 barbed nipple fitting
a suitable length of 3/16 tubing, enough to get from the degas bottle, to inside the cab
a clear two liter soda jug

you want to pop the vent out of the spare cap, drill a hole in the center, thread the 1/4" end of the nipple into it, use tef tape, it will self tap into the plastic degas cap, install tubing or hose to nipple, take turkey baster and draw coolant down in degas bottle, note: might need to run vehicle with cap on, then allow coolant to expand after shutdown a couple of time-you want to have air space in the degas bottle for the test, best to have level below fill line, for expansion. then install spare cap, run tubing into cab-can usually close hood tight without pinching hose off. fill soda bottle half way with water, test drive truck. if truck is not overheating and there is consistant bubbling in the soda bottle, and it increases according to engine load and speed, I would be 99% satisfied you had cylinder compression leaking into the cooling system. this could be verified if you are not convinced, by installing a low pressure gage or pressure tester .in any case, I would address the EGR cooler with an upgrade or? Hope this helps!
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Yep! the coolant puking is not a good sign though. the best and most inexpensive way to test for small HG leak. you will need a few items.


A spare degas cap
a turkey baster
a 1/4" pipe to 3/16 barbed nipple fitting
a suitable length of 3/16 tubing, enough to get from the degas bottle, to inside the cab
a clear two liter soda jug

you want to pop the vent out of the spare cap, drill a hole in the center, thread the 1/4" end of the nipple into it, use tef tape, it will self tap into the plastic degas cap, install tubing or hose to nipple, take turkey baster and draw coolant down in degas bottle, note: might need to run vehicle with cap on, then allow coolant to expand after shutdown a couple of time-you want to have air space in the degas bottle for the test, best to have level below fill line, for expansion. then install spare cap, run tubing into cab-can usually close hood tight without pinching hose off. fill soda bottle half way with water, test drive truck. if truck is not overheating and there is consistant bubbling in the soda bottle, and it increases according to engine load and speed, I would be 99% satisfied you had cylinder compression leaking into the cooling system. this could be verified if you are not convinced, by installing a low pressure gage or pressure tester .in any case, I would address the EGR cooler with an upgrade or? Hope this helps!
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Alright, so tonight the temp. spiked on the truck and it puked about a gallon of coolant. I immediatle shut it off and coasted to a stop.

When I started it back up, a huge puff of white smoke blew for about 3 seconds and then it stopped.
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Not good. Probably going to be time to bust open the piggy bank.
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Not good. Probably going to be time to bust open the piggy bank.
Have an EGR delete kit coming soon.

What else could it be?
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you want someone to say headgaskets dont ya? lol

how does it start up without a programmer on it?

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