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post #1 of 4 Old 10-21-2013, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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6.0 White smoke

I'm losing the car behind me at the stop sign in a cloud of white smoke.

Ford 06 6.0 F250. 75K. My initial thought was that my EGR cooler is failing. But it's been a couple months now and I have noticed Zero drop in my coolant reservoir. No milkyness in the oil. I notice no change in power level, If I carefully throttle up I can get by with little smoke. But any heavy start is flat out embarrassing. Smoke disappears after the initial throttle.

Next guess is injector. What is a contribution test and where do I get one?

Any other educated guesses? Thank you.
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Well, I didn't get any responses on this, so I just started messing around on my own. I'm either going to learn something about diesels or I'm going to have to sell it and move on.

I purely lucked out on the white smoke. Pulled the EGT valve out and it was full of black soot. Not caked in there but maybe 1/16" all over. I wire brushed it and stuck it back in and now the white smoke issue seems to be gone.

Based on what I've read I bought and installed the blue spring kit and I changed my fuel filters. I also bought an insight edge monitor/programmer,(cs) though I have no idea what to use it for. It does tell me I've got 50V from the FICM, seems good. What do I really want to monitor with this?

Retired, I recently moved to the country. A county that does not require diesel smog checks.
Should I be considering an EGR delete before I start experiencing cooler problems?
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An EGR delete is a great thing to do for the 6.0's man. They tend to have problems with them, as you already partially experienced. I had the same issue with an 05 Excursion and it too was the soot build up in the EGR valve. If you have the tools, skills and time, I highly recommend deleting it now before it gets bad again

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you could also get a bulletproof egr cooler. have a lifetime warrantee. I do tons of them and have never needed to replace them. plus they are 200 less than a ford cooler. and will keep the epa happy in the event you ever need to get it checked. if you delete it, reroute the crank case breather or you will carbon up your intake and it will cake up and you cant stop it.
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