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Another White Smoke Thread.
So, about a week or two ago, I was driving down the highway, minding my own business, when out of nowhere a puddle of water jumps in front of me. Well, to be fair, it was raining... but anyways.
I hit this puddle of water and let off the gas, so as not to swerve off the road and kill myself. Once I am clear of the puddle, I go to accelerate. Whomp whomp whomp, chug chug chug, no power. I try again. Same thing. Then I notice a small cloud of white smoke. "WTH?!?!" I exclaim, immediately pull of the side of the road and shut her off. Ever since then, off and on, she will become entirely un-driveable, no power, bogs herself out, and puffs white smoke.
What the heck do I have here?
I JUST pulled the EGR valve before posting this thread, and it was caked on the inside, but it wasn't "wet." It wasn't bone-dry, either, but certainly not what I would consider moist. Plus, I don't really know what the soot should be like... charcoal, oil paints, or somewhere in-between. I've had several people use their noses to check the smoke's scent, not a single person has described the smoke as "sweet" smelling, even when I ask, "does it smell kind of sweet, like anti-freeze?" They all say it smells like straight-up diesel exhaust, and I'd agree, though my sense of smell isn't the greatest.
So, to recap:
White smoke with almost complete loss of power, under load.
EGR Valve was not Gooey or Steam-cleaned, but was not bone-dry, either.
White smoke does not have a discernible "sweet" smell to it.
No Check Engine Light.
No loss in Coolant level, Oil Level, or Oil pressure, that I can tell.
Please help. Please.
2005 CC LWB Lariat, all stock... for now...
15T10F US Army Blackhawk Crewchief
Last edited by jehicks87; 12-16-2011 at 02:50 PM.