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post #1 of 16 Old 11-05-2007, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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cold start smoke video

hey. is this amount of smoke normal, for a truck starting at 22 degrees? the blueish smoke at first? normal right?
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Mine smokes more then that when its cold, but its not blueish white but all white. Usually clears up after 5-10 seconds.

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I do not know if I would be too worried about that. It looks like it clears up pretty fast. I have had mine blow the white smoke like that on a cold morning start at about 40 degrees. I'll let one of the techs chime in on this one.

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by the way this is not my truck. i was going to put a cold start vid up of mine starting, but i found one that starts just like mine.
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Its mostly unburnt fuel at startup

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Mine is way worse than that..WAY WORSE.. likes 5 mins of ALOT of white smoke... it only does it with the cold fix tune in it from djs... no idea why? Any one have any idea

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White smoke:
Caused by unburned fuel passing through the engine. Some white smoke is normal on cold start-ups.
Excessive white smoke could be an indication of inoperative glow plugs, loose injectors, low compression from worn rings or bent connecting rods, or coolant leak into the cylinders--head gasket or injector well sleeves.

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hmmm... none of that sounds good.... but how come does it only do it on the cold fix tune.... on regular tunes it only does a little smoke like on the video

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If its from tuning then its just unburnt fuel. Not sure why the cold fix tune isn't working. If I go back to stock there is no white smoke on my truck at startup.

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ya on stock there is only a puff when its cold.... regular tunes just a little more... then on cold fix it is unreal and idles rough till warm.... still havent gotten the inductive heat stratagy yet from ford... hope that helps a clear things up

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