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Old 12-16-2009, 10:15 AM
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just started truck from a cold. all of a sudden white smoke is just blowin and smoking out my driveway. shut truck off, start it back and its blowing white smoke not as bad. afraid to drive it, if it is headgaskets can i drive it to the dealership or make them tow it?

head gasket? take to dealer?

anyone recommend a dealer in houston who will allow me to do ARPs in warranty?
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:19 AM
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Does the smoke clear out once the motor is warm? If so somebody on here explained it perfectly the other day (cant remember who). When the motor is cold the o-rings have not fully expanded yet allowing raw fuel to pass through but as they warm up compression will increase and burn all the fuel. I know the majority of everybody on here has some white/blue smoke on start up. If its excessive and does not clear out once warm I would consider having your injectors buzz tested. just my opinion. Good luck
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:27 AM
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Any antifreeze leaking out of the exhaust? if so could be egr
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:31 AM
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It may just be cold weather. Anything close or below freezing for me and my truck will fog out any entire intersection just from the exhaust condensation
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:28 AM
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i live in texas, its 50 degrees right now. ive never had my driveway smoked out, never had any white smoke for that matter.

garrett at powerstroke magic said he thought it was my egr.

haven't let the truck warm up, guess i could and check if it wont hurt nothing.

anyway to check the EGR to see if thats it?

wouldn't injectors give me black smoke?

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Old 12-16-2009, 11:44 AM
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no bad injectors will not give you black smoke (at least mine didnt). Black smoke is burnt fuel. I would definitly let it warm up and see what it does. Just let it warm up on its own dont give it any fuel or drive it for a little while anyway. I dont know anything about the EGR but techs will be along to pipe in
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:53 AM
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let it warm up. no white smoke, revved it 2500 rpm still no white smoke.
i could understand a little white smoke, but this was a cloud of smoke that covered my entire driveway.

gonna let it cool back down for a couple hours, then restart and see if it happens again
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:57 AM
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thats exactly how mine was with a bad injector. No miss or anything either. Idled a little rough at first but once it warmed up it ran great. Is it missing or loping?
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:03 PM
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a bit, but only for about 20 seconds then it picks up right where it needs to be. i figured its just from being cold and not running in 12+ hours.

im trying to determine if its worth bringing into the dealership and spend the $100 deductible
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:07 PM
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With a low deductible I would if you have something else to drive. Something like an injector or EGR could end up leaving you stranded if you continue to put it off. I guess it would just depend on how well you know the truck and if you are comfortable with how its feels/runs. Either way good luck
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