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Old 07-06-2013, 07:29 AM
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Heavy White smoke until warm then no smoke ? Help!!!

I have 2006 6.0l that smokes until warm then no smoke. It's heaviest at idle and when you accelerate. It also jumps around sometimes at idle. Has all new injectors, high pressure oil pump, egr delete done and no programmer. It does use oil and has 199,000 miles. It doesn't use any coolant. I just pulled a large boat back from miami and nothing changed under stress. I'm so confused. No codes. Please help!!!
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An expert can correct me if I'm wrong here, but white can mean moisture is being burned. I JUST went through this myself and what was going on was I had two cracked heads. When the engine was running there was enough pressure being built that exhaust gas was being pushed past the cracks and into the coolant, thus pressurizing the cooling system. Then when the engine was turned off all of that pressure has to go somewhere, so it slowly (overnight) leaked back through the cracks into the cylinders. So, in the morning I would have some while smoke at startup. Every morning. And more than what you'd expect for just ambient condensation in the air.

The quickest way to test is to make yourself a "hero" gage. Not sure why it is called that, but anyway... Get a liquid PSI gage, about 10 feet of hose, a T fitting, and three hose barb fittings. (Napa has all of this) Then disconnect the line that goes from your radiator to your degas bottle, and insert the t-fitting. Run the hose down by the driver's headlight and up to your cab. Now watch the gage as you drive around. If it climbs much more than 5 psi, you've got blown head gaskets, and possible cracked heads.

Good luck

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I have 2006 6.0l that smokes until warm then no smoke. It's heaviest at idle and when you accelerate. It also jumps around sometimes at idle. Has all new injectors, high pressure oil pump, egr delete done and no programmer. It does use oil and has 199,000 miles. It doesn't use any coolant. I just pulled a large boat back from miami and nothing changed under stress. I'm so confused. No codes. Please help!!!
White/grey smoke smoke will be oil.
What does the smoke smell like, kinda like fuel? If your using oil and smoke clears after warmed up it could be valve seal, turbo seal, piston rings.

Start the truck and let it run for about half the time it takes to get warm. Let it cool, then pull the exhaust flange and pry it over to see if you can see oil, that may lead you to the turbo seal. Also you may want to do a compression check.



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