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White Smoke at Idle & Take off, No loss of Coolant

I am wondering if anyone has instructions on how to test the Turbo Seal, pictures would be greatly appreciated.

Truck is smoking at Idle & Take off, No Loss of Coolant, No loss of Oil (unless it takes very little), FICM Drops below 45 at startup but once warm holds at proper range and still smokes, EOT & ECT Are both under 190

Ideas, thoughts? Should I be monitoring something else? Should I take it to someone to test the Injectors? The Truck is an 05 with 89k and I cant imagine it would be blow by, will test this weekend once it stops raining.

Thanks I am new to the Forum so a clue would be very helpful.
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It may be fuel/injector issue as well.


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Fuel/Injectors

Hoping to not sound like an idiot, but by "could be fuel/injectors" is there something that I should be checking or is this something that needs to go to the dealership?

Sorry but I need specifics, because I'm a noob.
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Since your a complete novice take it to a diesel shop that knows the 6.0 and have it scanned and tests run. Or go to a local dealer if not shure who is good or not.

Most shops charge around $100.00 to run diagnostics on a 6.0.


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Smoke in the exhaust

Well by noob, I mean new to the forum. I am more than mechanically inclined, it's the computer that scares me on these things. I had a 93 f250 and a 00 7.3. Never had any turbo problems with the 00 and that is why I would like some detailed instruction. Kind of want to rule everything out that I can prior to taking it to a shop.

I may just drop it off today though.

I will post what they tell me.
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My guess is that you have an injector issue. I had a customer who used starting fluid several times when he ran his diesel out of fuel. His truck started smoking so badly at idle that he couldn't stop downtown without it looking like the whole block was on fire. The smoke looked white but it was definitely injectors. Once they were replaced, the problem was gone.
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Out of Ideas, White Smoke at Idle and Take off

I went to the Ford Dealership and had them Diagnose it. Said everything is fine except that the EGR Valve was sticking a little. I have replaced it and (without surprise) it is still smoking. Still no loss of coolant, no noticeable loss of oil. Ford ran a balance test and said that there is nothing wrong with my injectors, the Diesel Mechanic of 20 years also said that there is no way my head gasket is blown. (I asked him if he pressure tested it and he said no because there are no signs of it being blown)

Any Ideas?

I would like to test the turbo seal but donít really understand how you do it. Do you detach the pipe coming from the turbo leaving the motor or is it the other way around? Would it take a significant amount of oil to cause it to smoke? I ask because if it would I should be seeing it in loss of oil.

Help would be greatly appreciated.
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i have the same exact problem with my truck. its been doing it for about 2 years or 30000 miles i have had every injector test done and found no problems. and i dont think its the turbo seal cus i have no oil in the down pipe

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Well if you figure it out please let me know. I will definitely post anything I find on here.

As of now I am going to try to stop looking because my girlfriend is going to kill me if I keep pouring all my time into the truck.

Thanks and good luck!!
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Well if you figure it out please let me know. I will definitely post anything I find on here.

As of now I am going to try to stop looking because my girlfriend is going to kill me if I keep pouring all my time into the truck.

Thanks and good luck!!
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