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Old 03-01-2010, 03:56 PM
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white and gray smoke at idle and then turns black when accelarate and missfires
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:18 PM
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white and gray smoke at idle and then turns black when accelarate and missfires
To answer your question, the FICM is located on the drivers side valve cover but I don't think this is your problem. Sounds like a possible EGR valve that is dirty causing it. When driving and you get the engine under a load does it puff black smoke and feel like it is surging?
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:45 PM
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no we have alredy put the egr delete kit on it and when it idle it will miss for a couple fo seconts and then it will run good for a couple of seconts and wen it starts missing the smoke turns black
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no we have alredy put the egr delete kit on it and when it idle it will miss for a couple fo seconts and then it will run good for a couple of seconts and wen it starts missing the smoke turns black
Most times when an FICM goes it won't run at all. I'm sure they can cause other problems though too.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:04 PM
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me again i cheked the voltage on the f.i.c.m and its runing 48 volts will bad fuel make it smoke and missfire i just filled up when the problem started
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:07 PM
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me again i cheked the voltage on the f.i.c.m and its runing 48 volts will bad fuel make it smoke and missfire i just filled up when the problem started
Take a fuel sample from the secondary filter housing. Will it ignite and catch fire when you put an open flame to it? Pour it into a styrofoam cup. Does it eat away at the cup?
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:13 PM
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how long dose it take to eat away the cup
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:25 PM
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how long dose it take to eat away the cup
If it's diesel, it shouldn't eat away at the cup at all. If it's GAS, it'll eat away at it within seconds.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:48 PM
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we poured it on the grownd and we tryed to light it on fire and nothing happened
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:59 PM
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we poured it on the grownd and we tryed to light it on fire and nothing happened
That's a GOOD thing then. For those of you who don't know already, diesel fuel will NOT ignite if you attempt to do so with an open flame.

Back to the topic at hand. You can try draining the fuel from the secondary housing, and try running it on pure cetane booster additive temporarily. Does it cure the symptom when you do this? If it does, you need to switch fueling stations.
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