Puff of white smoke after idling at stop lights - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 29 Old 05-03-2009, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
swilson143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 242
Thanks: 6
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Puff of white smoke after idling at stop lights

During normal driving I'm getting a puff of white smoke each time I take off after sitting at a stop light for a few seconds or more. Just started a couple days ago. I'm running the economy tune... last week was still running the tow tune from towing our Toy Hauler the previous weekend. Truck has 60k miles and has lived an easy life. I only started towing the Toy Hauler a few months ago. On cold starts (high idle) I think I'm also seeing some white smoke, though not much.

No engine lights, no loss of power, except for these puffs of white smoke. If it was a normally aspirated gas motor I'd be guessing valve guide seals... but these diesels seem pretty complicated to me. What do you think it could be?

I'm really trying to decide if its critical to get it to the dealer now... or safe for a couple more weeks. I've got a 2-day camping trip planned for the weekend after next. Once we get back from that I've got nothing planned, so I would love to wait until then to let the dealer have it.

Thanks for your input,
Scott

2005 F250 6.0L 4X4 Lariat
ARP Studs, MBRP 4" turbo back, Banks intake, SCT X3 w/Innovative tunes, Gauges + ScanGauge II,
BulletProof EGR cooler, CAT EC-1 coolant, Coolant filter, Blue spring fuel regulator, Atlas 40 FICM

swilson143 is offline  
post #2 of 29 Old 05-03-2009, 05:03 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
05StrokeStack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Telford, PA
Posts: 194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mine lets off a puff on start up when cold and then a little when I first pull out of the driveway. But then it seems to clear up. I was also wondering what it was. It seems to drive fine, like you said.

2005 F-250 6.0 FX4
AEM DryFlow Intake
4in turbo back magnaflow
Mickey Thompson ATZ's
Autometer GS Trans, Boost, And pyro
EGR Block off
SCT X3 with Custom tunes by Innovative
6.4 banjo bolts
ARP head studs
FICM flash by Innovative
leveled with bilstein's
Scanguage II


BIG BUCKS!
Webbed Foot Waterfowlers
05StrokeStack is offline  
post #3 of 29 Old 05-03-2009, 05:14 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Moose jaw,saskachewan,canada
Posts: 2,022
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mine is doing this also.


06 F350 Traded
alwil is offline  
post #4 of 29 Old 05-04-2009, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
swilson143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 242
Thanks: 6
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Anyone know what's causing this????

2005 F250 6.0L 4X4 Lariat
ARP Studs, MBRP 4" turbo back, Banks intake, SCT X3 w/Innovative tunes, Gauges + ScanGauge II,
BulletProof EGR cooler, CAT EC-1 coolant, Coolant filter, Blue spring fuel regulator, Atlas 40 FICM

swilson143 is offline  
post #5 of 29 Old 05-04-2009, 09:06 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
j_cyrus3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Livingston Tennessee
Posts: 437
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Mine was smoking at idle, and about 10-20ft after take off.... It ended up being the egr cooler.

05 Red F-250 XLT Auto CC

ARP's
FCDP EGR delete
Airdog II
Edge Insight
4" exhaust
Innovative tuned
Zoodad
XD Hoss wheels
Toyo 35's
Readylift Leveling kit
Harley Headlights

j_cyrus3 is offline  
post #6 of 29 Old 05-10-2009, 11:57 AM
Serving Our Country!
 
06SuperDuty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Jacksonville NC
Posts: 103
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I has the same thing going on. Had in to the dealer many times. Had the EGR cooler and oil cooler replaced on the first trip. Four injecters on the second trip. and a turbo rebuild on the third before my white smoke at idle cleared up. Good luck!!

Rob
SSgt, USMC

2006 CC SB True Blue,
MBRP 4" Turbo Back
Kitty Delete
SCT X3 Looney Tuned
Edge Insight CTS
Home Brew ZooDad
06SuperDuty is offline  
post #7 of 29 Old 05-15-2009, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
swilson143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 242
Thanks: 6
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Crap. Mine is getting worse fast. Idling in the driveway after a cold start it'll make the whole driveway hazy with a thin cloud of white smoke. And while driving my small white puffs of smoke have turned into a medium clouds of white smoke when taking off from stops. Gets much better after the motor gets up to temp.

After this weekend's camping trip I guess its going to the dealer.

Does the 100k engine warranty cover things like turbos? or is it just the internals of the motor? I'm at 59k miles now.

Scott

2005 F250 6.0L 4X4 Lariat
ARP Studs, MBRP 4" turbo back, Banks intake, SCT X3 w/Innovative tunes, Gauges + ScanGauge II,
BulletProof EGR cooler, CAT EC-1 coolant, Coolant filter, Blue spring fuel regulator, Atlas 40 FICM

swilson143 is offline  
post #8 of 29 Old 05-15-2009, 06:46 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Moose jaw,saskachewan,canada
Posts: 2,022
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I think its motor in general


06 F350 Traded
alwil is offline  
post #9 of 29 Old 05-15-2009, 07:10 AM
Serving Our Country!

 
Firemanbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Yorktown, VA
Posts: 1,007
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the 100k warranty does cover that. I had the same issue last spring and they replaced the EGR cooler as well as a lot of other stuff...

now it is doing it again so back to the shop we go.

2004 6.0L Automatic F-250 XLT Lariat Crew Cab short bed 2wd. Reese Signature Series 16k 5th wheel hitch. Airlift Loadlifter 5000 airbags with onboard compressor.



Firemanbill is offline  
post #10 of 29 Old 05-19-2009, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
swilson143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 242
Thanks: 6
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I tore into it last night to remove the EGR block off before going to the dealer and put the cat back in. It maybe multiple things, but it is DEFINITELY the turbo leaking oil. The air pipe on the passenger side from the intercooler to the turbo had oil dripping from it. We'll see what else the dealer finds.

2005 F250 6.0L 4X4 Lariat
ARP Studs, MBRP 4" turbo back, Banks intake, SCT X3 w/Innovative tunes, Gauges + ScanGauge II,
BulletProof EGR cooler, CAT EC-1 coolant, Coolant filter, Blue spring fuel regulator, Atlas 40 FICM

swilson143 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome